Namibia – Canadian exploration and development company Kombat Copper has received the final assay results from its recently completed 35-hole diamond drill program, which indicates a near-surface mineral resource along specific intervals of the Kombat copper mine trend, in Namibia.

Drilling Highlights:

  • Hole K15-030 intersected 1.35% copper and 15.36 g/t silver over a 15.53 m core length
  • Hole K15-033 intersected 0.64% copper and 1.1% lead over a 22.07 m core length

“I am very pleased with the final assay results as they continue to be indicative of the style and grade of the mineralization we have intersected throughout our targeted diamond drilling program at the Kombat mine.

Drilling indicates a near-surface mineral resource along specific intervals of the Kombat copper mine trend
Drilling indicates a near-surface mineral resource along specific intervals of the Kombat copper mine trend

“We will now need to determine the extent of the zones and their ability to host sufficient copper and lead mineralisation through a more detailed drill program in order to fully assess the future potential of the project,” says Kombat Copper president and CEO Bill Nielsen.

Drilling Results
From this last series of drill results, Hole K15-030 confirms mineralisation that was encountered in K15-028 on the margins of an old stope that assayed 10.95% copper over 1.2 m.

From these holes, two distinct mineralized zones were intersected, one of which was copper-lead rich while the other was only lead rich.

Hole K15-031 was drilled beneath an outcrop containing copper mineralisation on the Central Pit trend and several zones of low-grade mineralisation were intersected.

Hole K15-032 was drilled along a well-known trend but in an area that has seen very little in the way of intensive drilling and reported a near surface intersection of 0.95% copper over 0.6m. This result warrants additional sampling.

Several other lower grade intersections were defined, one of which was lead enriched.

Intersections in Hole K15-033 further defined mineralisation seen to the east of the #3 Shaft. These are significantly lead enriched with several zones of significance being defined.

Holes K15-034 and 035 did not return any significant copper mineralisation.

Next Steps
Kombat Copper will be performing a detailed interpretation of the drilling results to determine the lateral extent of the various mineralised structures and investigating the relationship between copper and lead mineralisation to determine why some zones contain appreciable lead vales while others have virtually none. This interpretation will inform the design of more detailed drill programs at closer densities.

Work is also continuing on the update of the Kombat mine’s database with the goal of being able to display all past mine workings in 3D view. With this completed, the Kombat Copper team will have a better view and understanding of the underground and geological structures that determined the Kombat mine’s development and can potentially identify additional targets for investigation.

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