Empire Resources (ASX:ERL) has received final assay results from the 924m reverse circulation drilling campaign completed at its Yuinmery copper-gold project about 470km northeast of Perth, Western Australia.

Empire Resources says the drilling showed strong copper and gold mineralisation in A-Zone drilling including 10m @ 0.93% Cu from 72m including 1m @ 2.54% from 73m, and broad zones of copper mineralisation including 20m @ 0.28% Cu from 76m, and 1m @ 0.62% Cu from 119m.

Its Managing Director, Sean Richardson says: "A-Zone is developing into an exciting deposit where we see continued near surface high grade copper and gold mineralisation, while the YT01 prospect is developing into a large tonnage bulk copper system."

Empire Resources' share price closed up 20% today.