Review of the geochemical results and geological observations strongly suggest that the copper mineralisation occurs as laterally extensive horizons, which may possibly extend for several kilometres along strike if individual occurrences at a similar elevation are connected.
The topography of the project area rises to the northwest (Figure 2), suggesting that anomalies at different elevation in an area of sub-horizontal layering may be related to different stratigraphic layers, indicating there could be multiple layers hosting mineralisation. The spacing, thickness and tenor of these different layers needs to be tested to confirm this hypothesis. The Company is currently planning a soil and rock chip sampling program in line with previous work program protocols to infill the area between the previous sampling areas to determine continuity of the anomalous horizons and to help constrain the selection of locations for trenching (Figure 2).
Should the soil sampling and trenching confirm the presence of discrete mineralised horizons drilling will be required to establish the thickness and lateral extent of any mineralisation, with results of trenching to be used to site RC (reverse circulation) drilling.
The Company’s Mukabi-Kasari project remains a conceptual exploration play until a drilling programme is implemented. However, given the recent discoveries on the “fringe” of the Copperbelt and multiple showing similar in nature as the Mukabi-Kasari, the area remains an attractive target for testing. Through its local, in country contacts the Company is continuously evaluating JV opportunities and in the African Copperbelt, both in and outside the DRC.