Azure’s Andover may be ‘globally significant’

Azure Minerals (ASX:AZS) has confirmed consistently broad mineralised widths and lithium grades along the combined strike-length following diamond drilling at Target Area 3 (TA3).

Two diamond rigs have restarted drilling at TA3 to continue delineating mineralised extensions of the AP0002/AP0003/AP0004 pegmatite, with resource definition drilling expected to be completed by late-April.

Six diamond rigs are currently operating at TA1 to complete resource definition drilling of AP0011 pegmatite by late-February and will then to be relocated to TA3.

Azure says these latest assayed mineralised intersections at TA3 confirm previously reported visual estimates of spodumene mineralisation observed in drill core.

Spodumene-bearing pegmatite observations from more recent drilling (for which assays are pending) indicate the lithium mineralisation extends even further along strike and down-dip at TA3.

The company says it appears to be of similar proportions to the nearby TA1 mineralised system, highlighting Azure’s Andover Lithium Project (Azure 60% / Creasy Group 40%), is likely to be of global significance.

Write to Adam Orlando at Mining.com.au

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