THE DRILL SERGEANT: Kopore Metals (ASX: KMT) kept the market up to speed on exploration activities being undertaken at the company’s Kalahari Copper Belt tenement holdings in Botswana and Namibia.
Kopore Metals is carrying out diamond drilling at the Otjari Domal prospect where it has completed its first two diamond drill holes.
A third diamond drill hole has been commenced to test an identified target within the Otjari/Qembo Corridor that will seek to test a known copper occurrence and test the inferred Ngwako Pan/D’Kar Formation geological contact.
Kopore has interpreted the Otjari Domal prospect as the along strike extension of the Qembo Dome, where previous explorers obtained historical copper intersections.
The initial two Otjari diamond drillholes have been interpreted to intersect the lower D’Kar Formation proximal to the targeted contact position.
Company observations from the recent drilling program include high temperature alteration and pathfinder sulphides, known to occur on the Kalahari Copper Belt along with the identification of trace amounts of visible copper mineralisation, including chalcocite and bornite in OTJ_002, at 201.10m depth downhole.
The company will complete the third diamond drillhole and revaluate returning to the first holes for possible depth extension.
“We are very happy with our initial exploration foray into the Otjari/Qembo corridor,” Kopore Metals managing director Simon Jackson said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“This area of the Kalahari Copper Belt is extremely underexplored and we are pleased to be the first movers on many targets.
“The presence of visible copper mineralisation tells us that we are on the right track and coupled with our increasing geological knowledge, we are looking forward to making the next copper discovery on the belt.”