Drill Tracker Weekly: Nevsun Makes New VMS Discovery 20 Kilometers From Bisha Mine


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Nevsun Resources (TSX:NSU)

Price: $4.85

Market cap: $965 million

Working capital: $517 million

Project: Bisha/Asheli

Country: Eritrea

Ownership: 60 percent

Resources: New Brownfields Discovery

Project status: Brownfields Exploration

graph Nevsun Resources announced a new Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) discovery 20 kilometres to the southwest of its operating Bisha Mine in Eritrea. The new discovery is part of a follow up programme based on geological mapping and sampling, as well as airborne and ground EM surveys carried out in 2014. The new Asheli discovery holes were drilled beneath shallow historic holes that failed to intersect sulphide mineralization beneath a gold bearing gosson. Highlights include the discovery hole MX-044 which intersected 9.30 metres grading 1.44% Cu, 4.00% Zn, 0.37 g/t Au, 27 g/t Ag starting at 202 metres. Additional assays from this section are pending. Step out drilling 100 metres to the northwest returned 20.90 metres grading 1.26% Cu, 6.08% Zn, 0.28 g/t Au and 26 g/t Ag starting at 142 metres depth. An additional hole on the same section intersected 22.90 metres of 2.29% Cu, 4.50 % Zn, 0.45 g/t Au and 37 g/t Ag from 242 metres. Step out drilling at 100 metre spacing is being guided by the TEM geophysical survey. With the discovery of a fourth significant massive sulphide occurrence on the Bisha property, the region is clearly developing into a district scale exploration camp. On top of the new discovery at Asheli, there are now three satellite deposits to the Bisha Mine with 43-101 resource in the Bisha area including the Harena, Northwest, Hambok deposits. The Drill Tracker Chart plots the 2003 Bisha discovery as a reference point for an early stage discovery hole. The Company is well positioned with over $500 million in working capital and strong cash flow from the current copper dominated operation. As the mine continues deeper, Bisha will become a significant zinc producer starting in 2016.


Exploration and Development History: Nevsun discovers Bisha in 2003 - 20 meters at 1.31 percent copper, 0.55 percent lead, 0.60 g/t silver

Historic drilling at Asheli intersects low grade oxide gold

Discovery Hole Asheli (June 2015): 8.30 meters at .144 percent copper, 4.00 percent zinc, 0.37 g/t gold, 27 g/t silver;

22.9 meters at 2.29 percent copper, 4.50 at zinc, 0.45 g/t gold, 37 g/t silver;

20.9 meters at 1.26 percent copper, 6.08 percent zinc, 0.28 g/t gold, 26 g/t silver


Risk Analysis

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