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Kunene cobalt copper projects kicks off

24/07/2018
by Rodney Pienaar
Business

Namibia Critical Metals (NCM) announced that flight operations have begun for the combined airborne electromagnetic and magnetic surveys over the Kunene cobalt-copper project last week in Kunene region.

The objectives of the survey are to detect conductive horizons and sulphide accumulations associated with cobalt-copper mineralisation to depths of 300-400 meters, and to assist with geological mapping and structural interpretations, spokesperson of NCM, Don Burton has said.

“The investment we are making in this high powered airborne EM survey, coupled with our continuing geological mapping programme on the ground will provide our exploration team with the best possible tools to prioritise drill targets and increase the opportunity for an early discovery at Kunene,” Don Burton said.

He added that the survey is scheduled to be completed in early August as it is to be followed by an initial 7 500 m drilling programme and field teams have been mapping priority target areas in advance to assist in interpretation of geophysical anomalies.

Burton also stated that SkyTEM Surveys ApS in carrying out the assessment will increase the survey from 670 km2 to 720 km2 comprising 4 000 line kilometers at a flight line spacing of 200 meters.

“SkyTEM will deliver data updates from the field on a bi-weekly basis which will allow the team to immediately deploy to areas of interest as we see geophysical anomalies developing,” he said.