Golden Deeps Limited (ASX:GED) has identified several anomalous copper trends through soil sampling near the town of Kombat in Namibia.
The copper anomalies are located on a mineralised trend that passes through the Deblin Copper Mine and is close to the Kombat Copper Mine where Trigon Metals Inc. has reported a NI 43-101 Mineral Resource of 31.76Mt @ 2.21% Cu, 4.42g/t Ag.
Golden Deeps has completed soil sampling programmes on two of the three recently granted Exclusive Prospecting Licences (EPL5232, EPL5233, EPL5234) between the towns of Otavi and Kombat in the Otavi Mountain Land of northern Namibia.
Soil sampling has been conducted on selected target areas with samples taken at a 100m x 100m spacing. Samples were then assayed using a hand-held XRF with laboratory assay validation.
At the Hohentweil prospect on EPL5232, 205 soil samples were collected and analysed. The peak value was 279ppm Cu in a background of less than 50ppm Cu. The copper anomaly is over 1km long by 400m wide and coincides with a low hill surrounded by sandy transported soil that is geochemically inert. Copper mineralisation was mapped at the surface at the contact between a carbonate rock and metavolcanics that trends to the southwest.
The Hohentweil prospect is located approximately 5km along strike to the west of the Deblin Copper Mine that is held by Votorantim Metals. The Deblin Mine mineralised trend shows good continuity and is likely to continue under cover to the west of Hohentweil where it has not been tested with drilling.
At the Kombat South prospecton EPL5233, 330 soil samples were collected and analysed with a peak value of 365ppm Cu in a background of less than 50ppm Cu. Two anomalies were identified on low hills aligned in an approximate east-west direction parallel to bedding. The larger anomaly is 500m long by 200m wide and is surrounded by transported sandy soil that has shielded the bedrock geochemical response.
Shallow reconnaissance drilling is planned to test the copper anomalies at the Kombat South and Hohentweil prospects. The drilling will test the mineralised Deblin Mine trend and extend the coverage into areas with shallow cover where the soil sampling was not effective. Additional soil sampling is planned at other priority targets on EPL5232, EPL5233 and EPL5234 to generate targets for drilling.