Azure has discovered even more multiple high-grade nickel and copper intersections at the Ridgeline prospect within its Andover joint venture project in WA’s West Pilbara.

Results such as 6.3m grading 3.59% nickel, 0.21% copper and 0.17% cobalt from 459.2m downhole within a broader 12.6m zone at 2.17% nickel, 0.46% copper and 0.1% cobalt have highlighted the prospectivity of Ridgeline.

Previous drilling at Ridgeline had also intersected high nickel tenor massive sulphide mineralisation with a top intersection of 4.5m grading 3.95% nickel, 0.8% copper and 0.16% cobalt from 486.6m.

Adding further excitement for Azure Minerals (ASX:AZS), massive nickel-copper sulphides were also intersected in step-out hole ANDD0147, about 140m along strike to the west of Ridgeline.

This is the geologist’s version of finding a big neon sign in the middle of the Pilbara saying nickel-copper mineralisation could extend even further to the west – and the AZS team is continuing to drill test this exciting new intercept.

Ridgeline and nickel-copper drilling

Ridgeline mineralisation starts about 200m along strike to the west of the Andover deposit and extends to the west for at least 600m.

The company has drilled 32 holes at the prospect that have intersected several distinct horizons of sulphide mineralisation.

Drilling at Ridgeline will continue to extend the high tenor nickel mineralised zones along strike to the east and west as well as updip closer to surface.

Azure is also carrying out surface fixed loop electromagnetic surveying in the area where ANDD0147 was drilled in conjunction with drilling and downhole EM surveys to test for additional accumulations of nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation.

The company is currently preparing to deliver a maiden resource estimate for Andover, which counts billionaire prospector Mark Creasy as a 40% owner.




This article was developed in collaboration with Azure Minerals, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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