Kopore’s tenements cover two pro mining and exploration jurisdictions on the emerging world class Kalahari Copper Belt
- 16 prospecting licences, including multiple regional scale prospects
- 15 initial prospects ranging from concept to drill ready prospects
- Multiple interpreted subsurface domal targets up to 6km in strike
- Multiple coincident regional scale copper-lead-zinc coincident geochemical anomalies up to 12km2 in area
- Coincident geochemical and airborne EM anomalies
- Currently drilling initial regional scale subsurface domal prospects
- 8 granted prospecting licences adjoining Kopore’s Botswana prospecting licences
- Historical exploration activities include soil sampling, percussion, RC and diamond drilling.
- Interpreted domal structures similar to Cupric Canyon projects (>1Mt contained copper), located in Botswana
- Interpreted sub-surface domal targets similar to Botswana
The Kopore Botswana Project currently covers 8,658km2 and is located wholly within the Ghanzi District of Botswana. The Kopore Licence package lies to the southwest and east of Ghanzi straddling the main A3 tarred road that links, Maun-Ghanzi-Gaborone and the Trans Kalahari Highway linking Botswana and Namibia. Kopore’s properties are accessible all year round.
The Kalahari Copper Belt extends for a distance of over 1,000km from Klein Aub in Namibia to the Shinamba Hills, in northern Botswana. Regionally there are similar lithologies along the belt, consisting of mafic and felsic volcanics at the base, overlain by medium to coarse grained locally oxidized red-bed successions which are overlain in turn by a finer grained succession comprising shales, silts, marls and sandstones.
The Kalahari Copper Belt’s copper-silver deposits occur in chemically reduced shales and siltstones that overlie oxidized sandstones. This regional interface, which is both a permeability barrier and redox boundary, played a critical role in the formation of the Cu–Ag deposits, and represents a geologic setting similar to that of the Central African Copper Belt and Kupferschiefer in Poland
The lithostratigraphy comprises the Kgwebe Formation, composed of rhyolites and sub-alkaline basalts, overlain by the Ghanzi Group, consisting of the Ngwako Pan, D’Kar and Mamuno Formations, which are in turn overlain by Karoo sediments, volcanic and intrusive rocks.
All the published information on deposits within the Kalahari Copperbelt of Botswana exhibit similar characteristics in setting, style and mineralization that are consistent with the public domain data on the Cupric’ Boseto Copper Mine. There are many similarities to the epigenetic structurally controlled stratabound deposits located in the Central African Copperbelt in Zambia and the Congo.
The copper-silver mineralization has been reported in various press releases as typically occurring in three forms, frequently together:
- Fine grained sulphides occurring as inter-granular disseminations, clusters, or aggregates distributed through porous sandstones in close proximity to and associated with fractures, veinlets and veins
- Fine grained sulphides clustered together, or aggregated along cleavage planes in non-porous siltstones and sandstones
- Coarse grained sulphides in quartz and quartz-carbonate veins which may also contain K- feldspar, chlorite and sericite or very rarely barite
Copper mineralisation comprises, bornite, chalcocite and chalcopyrite with accompanying silver mineralisation. Associated with this mineralisation and extending to several hundreds of meters are zoned halo assemblages consisting of hematite, in oxidised areas, sphalerite, galena and pyrite in reduced areas.