American West Metals Limited (American West or the Company) (ASX: AW1) is pleased to announce that a very thick zone of mineralisation has been intersected by the fourth diamond drill hole of the current drill campaign at the West Desert Project in Utah (West Desert or the Project).


  • Very thick intersection with over 157m of continuous strong mineralisation visually identified in drill core of WD22-03, the fourth diamond drill hole completed by AW1 at the West Desert Project
  • Massive zinc and copper sulphides visually logged in WD22-03 with assays pending
  • The drill hole is located on the eastern flank of the deposit and confirms the continuity of strong copper and zinc mineralisation towards the east
  • Fifth drill hole is currently underway targeting further high-grade copper mineralisation along the porphyry skarn contact to extend the copper rich zone to the east

Drill hole WD22-03 was designed to test the continuity of strong copper and zinc mineralisation in the eastern portion of the Main Zone of the deposit. The hole was drilled to 550m downhole.

WD22-03 intersected a total of 165m of copper and zinc mineralisation including a continuous mineralised interval of 157m, based on visual logging of the drill core (Figure 2). The mineralisation is particularly strong in a number of massive sulphide dominant intervals. The drill hole confirms the continuity and coherent nature of strong mineralisation in the Main Zone of the deposit.

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

“The drilling is continuing to highlight the significant scale and growth potential of the West Desert Deposit.

“The visual observations from WD22-03 show more than 165m of zinc and copper mineralisation in a wide undrilled section of the deposit.

“This is our first drill hole in this part of the orebody and it indicates that a number of the ore lenses in the Main Zone may join in this location to form a thick and coherent body of mineralisation. We expect laboratory assays to confirm some high-grade intersections as there are a number of intervals with massive zinc and copper sulphides logged in the drill core.

“We look forward to reporting the assays in the next couple of weeks.”

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