After months of activity in Namibia, Kopore Metals has crossed the border and resumed exploration in Botswana with the re-entry of an existing diamond hole on the Korong Central Domal prospect.
The company plans to deepen the hole to further test the lower D’Kar/Ngwako Pan Formation contact position for its copper potential. Management said the lower D’Kar Formation is known as the host for copper-silver mineralisation across the Kalahari copper belt. The re-entry follows a detailed re-evaluation of airborne electromagnetic data and geological review of the existing drill core.
Drilling conducted late last year at the Korong Central Domal prospect had identified a prospective ore contact in two holes located more than 1.5km apart.
Kopore Managing Director, Simon Jackson said:
“We are excited to be drilling again in Botswana at Korong Central and will keep the market informed as we target the D’Kar/Ngwako Pan contact. Kopore remains focused on its goal of finding the next copper deposit on the Kalahari Copper Belt.”
The company has also mobilised a diamond rig to carry out drilling at the Ongava Dome prospect in Namibia. Earlier this month, Kopore increased its ground holdings in Namibia by more than 17% after it was granted a new prospecting licence contiguous and west of its existing tenement package.
The new licence covers the remainder of the interpreted Otjari Domal prospect and includes extensive geochemical soil sampling, but sparse drilling data. Notably, it is located within 2.5km of the Fortuna and Fiesta copper projects.