Kopore Metals Limited (ASX: KMT) has reported encouraging results from its newly completed initial phase of exploration at its 100% owned Ghanzi West and Senyetse Projects located in Botswana’s Kalahari Copper Belt.
The geophysical survey included a ground magnetic (GM) and electromagnetic (EM) survey over the GW1 and GW2 soil anomalies at Ghanzi West and soil sampling over the Ghanzi West GW3 and GWD2 prospects and the S1 prospect at Senyetse.
Kopore said the GM survey has identified areas of potential sulphide conductors and is assisting with the confirmation of geological contacts.
This survey was undertaken at a station spacing of 20m for GW1 and 10m for GW2 providing strong resolution that assists in further exploration planning.
Kopore’s Managing Director Grant Ferguson said the EM survey utilised the horizontal loop electromagnetic (HLEM) method, which has allowed Kopore to identify potential conductive units across these prospects with greater depth penetration to identify potential geological contacts and confirm the presence of potential conductive units.
“We are very pleased that this initial program validates our exploration strategy and the potential for sulphide conductors at multiple targets. This is an excellent achievement from our team in a very short timeframe following the completion of the Kopore transaction on 8th November 2017,” Mr Ferguson said.
“These results will allow us to refine our upcoming exploration campaign that we expect will commence with drilling in the March Quarter, 2018.”
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Mr Ferguson said Kopore selected the historical GW1 and the GW2 soil anomalies as test areas using a GM and HLEM method, to better understand the position of potential geological contacts and the presence of conductive zones.
The previous licence holder delineated two 10km soil anomalies in 2013 and conducted a small RC drilling program over the GW1 prospect only with GW2 remaining untested. Four historical shallow reverse circulation (RC) holes (Figure 2) were drilled at the GW1 Prospect, with pyrite intersected in two of the four 150m holes. Pyrite is known as a pathfinder mineral in the Kalahari copper belt and present within the mineralisation package.