American West Metals Limited (American West or the Company) (ASX: AW1), is pleased to announce that a 7,500m diamond drilling program has commenced at the West Desert Project in Utah (West Desert or the Project).

  • Diamond drilling has commenced at the West Desert zinc-copper-indium deposit, Utah
  • The initial drill program is designed to expand the known mineralisation by testing the continuity of key high-grade zinc and copper zones
  • The results will be used to support a JORC mineral resource estimation and to progress scoping study activities

The West Desert Deposit is a large historical and foreign resource (Ni 43-101 compliant) of over 59Mt, including a higher-grade core of approximately 16.5Mt @ 6.3% Zn, 0.3% Cu and 33g/t In, which significantly, remains open at depth and along strike.

The drill program results will be used to prepare an updated JORC-compliant mineral resource estimate. Drilling data will also be used to complete detailed mining studies for a potential mining proposal including the evaluation of a low footprint, high-grade development scenario.

Major Drilling Group International Inc. has been awarded the drilling contract.

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