American West Metals’ Managing Director, Dave O’Neill (left) and staff reviewing drill core at the Utah project Source: The West Australia
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  • American West Metals (AW1) confirms thick mineralisation near surface at the West Desert Project in Utah, USA
  • The company received results from a third diamond hole completed at the project, which intersected a thick interval of zinc, copper, gold and indium mineralisation
  • The company says the assays will be used for further metallurgical test work and resource estimation for a potential open pit mining scenario
  • Further diamond drill work is now underway, with the next hole expected to be complete within the coming weeks
  • American West Metals shares jump 12.9 per cent, trading at 17.5 cents at 2:16 pm AEST

American West Metals (AW1) has confirmed thick mineralisation near surface at the West Desert Project in Utah, USA.

The company received results from a third diamond hole completed at the project, which was drilled to a downhole depth of 233.8 metres.

Drilling intersected a thick interval of zinc, copper, gold and indium mineralisation, starting from around 60 metres from the surface. The mineralisation was variably weathered, and made up of oxide and transitional classified ores.

Assay results included 11.44 metres at 6.46 per cent zinc, 0.17 per cent copper, 0.22g/t gold and 90.73g/t indium from 74.54 metres.

Managing Director Dave O’Neill noted the interval was particularly enriched in indium, with grades up to 237 grams of indium per tonne (g/t).

“The drill hole confirms the upper extensions of very thick mineralisation encountered in the first two drill holes completed by American West, and highlights the potential for an open pit operation,” Mr O’Neill said.

Further diamond drill work is now underway, with the next hole expected to be completed in the coming weeks.  

American West Metals shares jumped 12.9 per cent, trading at 17.5 cents at 2:16 pm AEST.

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