Drilling at the Sandy Creek and Artemis prospects, owned by Australian resources company AIC Mines, has extended the mineralised zone 100m down plunge, according to positive results from exploration drilling.

The two prospects hold strong potential for copper and gold, with one result showing a 7.1m grading of 1.10% copper, 0.2g/t gold and 7.67g/t silver.

Drilling at a nearby site showed high-grade mineralisation at shallow depths, while another site suggested potential for additional mineralisation at depth.

AIC Mines is looking to extend the Eloise Project surrounding the Eloise mine well beyond 10 years.