American West Metals Limited (ASX: AW1) ("American West" or "The Company") is pleased to report on its Quarterly activities for the period ending 31 March 2022. During the March 2022 quarter, the Company's focus was on Diamond Drilling at our West Desert Project and advancing key activities at the Storm/Seal and Copper Warrior Projects.

West Desert Project, Utah

  • Interpretation of project-wide gravity survey has identified several drill targets outside the existing resource highlighting the growth potential at West Desert
  • Diamond drill program commenced with four drill holes completed during the March quarter for 2,352.36m
  • Thick mineralisation intersected in all drill holes — including strong copper, zinc and molybdenite visually identified in the drill core — with geological logging indicating:
    • A total of 288m of mineralisation in WD22-01
    • A total of 332m of mineralisation in WD22-01C
    • A total of 102m of mineralisation in WD22-02
    • 157m of continuous mineralisation in WD22-03
  • Laboratory assays are pending and expected early in the June quarter, with diamond drilling continuing
  • Scoping study activities for a potential mine development continued including the completion of Environmental and Hydrological desktop studies

Storm and Seal Projects

  • Ore sorting test work is underway on copper bearing drill core from the Storm Copper Project
  • Planning for the 2022 exploration campaign was completed including a diamond drill program scheduled for the June and September quarters
  • 2022 drill program will focus on:
    • Follow-up drilling for historical intersections of 110m @ 2.45% Cu from surface (ST97-08) and 56.3m @ 3.07% Cu from 12.2m (ST99-19)
    • Testing electromagnetic (EM) conductors identified by American West and which are priority targets for the discovery of further copper sulphide mineralisation

Copper Warrior Project

  • Field reconnaissance and rock chip sampling was completed including over areas with outcropping copper mineralisation
  • Exploration program planning continues with an Induced Polarization (IP) survey scheduled to commence during April 2022


  • The Company appointed senior mining executive, Tom Peregoodoff, as independent non-executive director to further bolster American West's experienced management team
  • Central to the AW1's strategy is conducting low footprint operations that are sustainable and support the clean energy transition

Dave O'Neill, Managing Director of American West Metals commented;

"We have had a busy and exciting start to the year with the commencement of Diamond Drilling at our flagship West Desert Project. The drilling program continues to exceed our expectations and has delivered highly encouraging preliminary results which highlight the large scale and quality of the West Desert Deposit as well as its growth potential.

"Additionally, shareholders will be pleased to see that we are also continuing to progress key activities at our Storm/Seal and Copper Warrior Projects as well.

"All this is shaping up for some exciting results during the June 2022 quarter as we continue to ramp up exploration activities on the Company's tenements, and we look forward to sharing these results with our shareholders."

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