Austin Metals reported findings from the Ashburton Copper-Gold Project exploration, with high-grade results including up to 9.7g/t gold and 8.6% copper in rock chip samples.

The discovery extends the mineralised horizon at Donnelly's Prospect by around 100m westward.

The results set the stage for upcoming trenching and drilling activities, identifying two new prospects, Galena Gully and Mavericks.

The developments support Austin Metals' extensive surface mineralisation testing program preparations.