Drilling at American West Metals’ Storm project in Canada continues to expand the footprint of near surface copper mineralisation.

The latest resource drill holes at the 2750N Zone have intersected wide intervals of visual copper, including:

  • 5m of mineralisation including 15.5m of breccia and massive copper sulphides over multiple intervals (ST2207); and
  • 30m of mineralisation including 13m of breccia and massive copper sulphides over multiple intervals (ST22-08).

This announcement of high grade, near surface mineralisation comes just days after the company uncovered evidence of a major copper system at depth – at the same project.

American West Metals (ASX:AW1) says assays are expected in the coming weeks and that early indications from the mineralisation intersected to date shows strong continuity and thicknesses.


Extending strike and mineralised footprint

Notably, the copper mineralisation within the 2750N Zone remains open along strike and at depth, and is associated with a 1km long geochemical anomaly.

“In addition to our exciting discovery of a new copper system announced this week, the shallow drilling at the 2750N Zone has also continued to deliver spectacular results,” MD Dave O’Neill said.

“We have now extended the strike and mineralised footprint of the thick, near surface copper at the 2750N Zone to over 200m.

“Every drill hole we have completed at the 2750N Zone has intersected wide intervals of copper with mineralisation open along strike and at depth.

“This is the best outcome we could hope for and shows that we are well on our way to defining a significant volume of copper here.”


Aiming to define a shallow copper resource

“The drilling has emphasized the strong continuity and expansion potential of the 2750N Zone where we are aiming to define a shallow copper resource that can support a low cost, low-footprint direct shipping ore (DSO) mining operation,” O’Neill said.

“The success at the 2750N Zone bodes well for the potential of several other near-surface high-grade zones already identified by previous drilling.”

A detailed geophysical review will be completed with the aim of refining the current targets and planning follow-up surveys.

Plus, additional near surface high-grade zones remain to be tested, including the 2200N and 4100N Zones where historical drilling has intersected shallow, high-grade copper.


This article was developed in collaboration with American West Metals, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.

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