Andover Mining has discovered a new second huge sulfide system, which is rich in copper, gold, lead, silver and zinc, at the SUN District. This district is located in the Ambler Mineral Belt, Northwest Alaska.
The company has obtained assays from hole SAL12-01, which focused on the outcropping mineralization. The field team of the company mapped and sampled the mineralization during 2012 exploration efforts taken in the SUN District. The SAL and STU targets are two fresh prospective areas out of six discovered in the 2012 drilling campaign.
The SAL target lies about 8.5 km towards the western part of the Main SUN and S.W. SUN deposit areas and more than 0.5 km from the recent STU discovery. The company completed the drill hole SAL12-01 on 20 August, 2012. The SAL and STU discoveries occur in the limited outcrop exposure areas. In 2012, follow-up drill program was not carried out at the SAL discovery.
The company’s geologists logged, and packed this year’s drill core on site. Andover sent the drill core from SAL to the ALS-Chemex Prep Laboratory located in Fairbanks, Alaska. The pulps collected from Fairbanks were specifically tested at Vancouver-based ALS-Chemex facilities for 35 elements. Assaying of gold was conducted at Nevada-based ALS-Chemex facilities. Wet assaying was preformed for base metal over-limits.
Andover's CEO, Kent Turner stated that the company is delighted with the drill test results. The hole SAL12-01 indicates a second fresh huge sulfide system discovered in the SUN District during this year.