American West Metals Limited (American West Metals or the Company) (ASX: AW1), a discovery and development company focused on major base metal deposits in North America, is pleased to report the results of the recent ore sorting test work completed on mineralisation from the high-grade Storm Copper Project (Storm or the Project) on Somerset Island, Nunavut.


  • Conventional ore sorting on Storm mineralisation has produced exceptional results that are a game changer for potential development
  • Test work using a full scale sorter has successfully generated a Direct Shipping Ore (DSO) product with a copper grade of 53.9% copper with no impurities
  • DSO product has excellent ESG outcomes with a low footprint, environmentally friendly processing and simple, low cost development
  • A resource definition drilling and exploration program on track to commence in June

This work is the first of its type to be completed on the Storm mineralisation and has successfully produced a commercial grade direct shipping ore (DSO) product. The DSO material has no impurities and has the potential to form the basis for a low footprint and low capital development option at the Storm Copper Project.

An extensive drilling program has been planned for 2022 which will focus on resource definition and expansion of the known high-grade copper mineralisation through testing of high priority electromagnetic (EM) targets.

Dave O’Neill, Managing Director of American West Metals commented:

“We are pleased to announce a very exciting development for the Storm Copper Project with outstanding results from ore sorting test work. The work has produced a commercial grade DSO product through an uncomplicated and low-cost process that is game changing for this project and plays to our strategy of developing very low footprint operations.

“The process of generating DSO at Storm is amazingly simple and highlights our Company’s focus on generating ESG sensitive mining solutions. Storm Copper now stands out as one of the very few, and highest-grade DSO copper projects globally.

Mr O’Neill continued, “Whilst the assay results for the drilling at the West Desert Project are imminent, our shareholders will be encouraged to see that we are also progressing high value initiatives across our portfolio”.


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