Kombat Copper exploration update
Thursday, Nov 29, 2012VANCOUVER, Nov. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Kombat Copper Inc. (the "Company") (TSX.V: KBT) is pleased to provide an update on the progress of the exploration activities at its Namibian copper projects
Diamond Drilling and Re-sampling
As announced October 18, 2012, the Company has commenced phase one of its diamond drilling program at the Kombat copper project. Five (5) holes totaling 858.72 metres have been completed and two holes are currently underway. Upon completion of these initial seven holes, the drills will be moved to begin drilling some of the deeper targets within the project. The purpose of these initial holes is to verify the presence of mineralized zones identified in the historical data at Kombat.
The Company has located core from 6 historical surface holes from the Asis Far West ("AFW") extension of the Kombat ore body. One hundred seventeen (117) samples of mineralized sections of this core totaling 102.70 metres have been sent for analysis to confirm original assays. With as much care as possible every attempt was made to duplicate the original sampling.
To date, a total of 384 core samples have been sent to Bureau Veritas ("BV") laboratory in Swakopmund, Namibia, an ISO 17025 certified laboratory. Two hundred sixty-seven (267) of these samples are from the on-going diamond drilling program and 117 are from historic AFW surface holes as discussed above.
Most of the historic drilling and mining data from Kombat was digitally captured on spreadsheets by the previous operator and at present is being imported into the Company's GIS software for modeling and planning purposes. Evaluation of existing mylar and paper sections dating from the 1960's to early 2008 is on-going to determine which will need to be scanned and digitized.
Exclusive Prospecting Licenses ("EPL's")
Work is on-going on the Company's five EPL's. As reported in the news release of October 18, 2012, a short 7 hole diamond drill hole was completed near Grootfontein in a calcrete and Kalahari sand covered area with no outcrop. No significant assays were received back from the laboratory; however, results did confirm the presence of previously unknown copper mineralization and plans are underway to follow up on this new information in Q1 2013
In addition, research and planning is underway to begin geochemical soil and rock sampling and geophysical surveys on three of the Company's EPL's, with the intention of beginning work in December 2012. Recently obtained historic information has led the Company to believe that several old prospects with elevated Cu, Pb and V values lie within one of the EPL's and plans are underway to locate and re-sample these areas.
Source: Kombat Copper Inc.