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Cobre’s Ngami in Botswana is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

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Exploration drilling at Cobre’s Ngami Copper Project in Botswana continues delivering exceptional results. Image credit: Leon Louw for WhyAfrica

Cobre’s Ngami in Botswana is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

ASX listed Cobre Limited continues making exceptional discoveries at the Ngami Copper Project (NCP) in the Kalahari Copper Belt (KCB) of Botswana.    

Recent assay results from the NCP indicate that Cobre has discovered one of the best copper intersections in the KCB to date, confirming a broad 30m zone of high-grade chalcocite mineralisation.

According to Cobre’s Executive Chairman and Managing Director Martin Holland, assay results from discovery hole NCP20A at the Comet Target, Ngami Copper Project (NCP), Botswana have returned significant, high-grade copper-silver results, demonstrating the potential for economic grades in the district.

“These results highlight the potential for an economic deposit to be uncovered at Comet and our developing district within the KCB more broadly.

“Importantly, we believe that, based on these latest assay results, there is much more to come,” says Holland.

Discovery reaffirms Cobre’s exploration methodology (Cobre’s Ngami in Botswana is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week)  

The significance of the NCP20A copper intersection corroborates Cobre’s previously reported visual estimates. This further reaffirms the company’s exploration methodology and the high calibre of Cobre’s African-based technical team on the ground.

“Our focus continues to be aimed at identifying new targets and proving up the high-grade zones within these,” says Holland.

According to a recent statement by Cobre, the drill programme at NCP has been designed to intersect sedimentary-hosted, structurally controlled, copper-silver (Cu-Ag) mineralisation associated with the redox contact between oxidised Ngwako Pan Formation red beds and overlying reduced marine sedimentary rocks of the D’Kar Formation on the limbs of anticlinal structures.

The Comet target (Cobre’s Ngami in Botswana is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week)  

“The Comet Target was initially identified from its anomalous response in partial-leach soil samples where it forms a distinctive Cu, Pb, Zn, Mo and Ag anomaly.

“Drill testing of the target has identified an extensive 4km strike-length zone of steeply dipping, predominantly chalcocite mineralisation that includes structurally controlled high-grade zones.

As with other KCB deposits, higher-grade mineralisation at Comet is expected to be controlled by parasitic folding of lower D’Kar Formation stratigraphy within a broader, moderate grade background.

These folds typically plunge obliquely to the primary anticlinal structure and will likely repeat along the length of the Comet Target, providing elongated zones of higher-grade mineralisation.

“The high-grade zones are typically bounded laterally and vertically by prominent Pb halos which provide a useful vector to mineralisation. Identifying the high-grade zones will dictate the economics of the deposit.”

The NCP is located near the northern margin of the KCB and includes significant strike of sub-cropping Ngwako-Pan / D’Kar Formation contact on which most of the known deposits in the KCB occur.

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