Copper explorer Kopore Metals continues to build up its armoury of drill ready targets with the identification of a major soil anomaly at its Ghanzi West project in the coveted Kalahari Copper Belt in Botswana.
The 4.5 square kilometre copper-lead-zinc soil anomaly was identified over the KM2 Prospect and coincides with an interpreted synclinal structure within the D’Kar formation.
In an update to the ASX this week, Kopore said KM2 is the third major copper soil anomaly identified within the GWD1 Dome and is an immediate drill prospect due to the geological context of the soil anomalies, airborne and ground EM.
KM2 also has the potential for regional scale copper exploration targets and the company has added it to the list of targets that will be drilled by in the ongoing maiden drill program, which is currently underway at the KM3 Prospect. Other targets that will be drilled over the coming months include GW3 and KM1.
The company will also continue to soil sample the five remaining GWD1 Dome airborne identified EM conductor prospects KM4 to KM8 and initiate a soil sampling program across the GW3 and Okwa Prospects.
Kopore Managing Director, Grant Ferguson said,
“The identification of a third major copper soil anomaly at the GWD1 Dome is a testament to the success of the Company’s recent airborne EM and soil sampling programs across the 100% owned 8658km2 licence portfolio in Botswana.
Once thought to be extremely deep, our initial detailed exploration programs highlight the potential in this essentially unexplored region of the Kalahari Copper Belt.
Each of our major airborne EM conductor prospects announced recently, continues to provide regional size copper-zinc anomalisms. The consistent success of geochemical and geophysical exploration gives the Company confidence as we continue our maiden drill program across systematically ranked priority prospects throughout Q3 2018.”
The total mineral endowment identified within the highly prospective but under-explored Kalahari belt, which stretches over 1,000km from Botswana into Namibia, exceeds 7 million tonnes of copper and 260 million ounces of silver.