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Exploration works at three copperbelt prospects by Deep-South to start

Exploration works at three copperbelt prospects in Zambia is set to begin. Deep-South Resources announced its readiness and said all three prospects are based on the contact zone between basement granites and Lower Roan Group sediments where most copper belt mines in both Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are located.

The prospects include Luanshya West project, Chililabombwe prospect and Mpongwe prospect. Deep-South Resources’s goal with the projects involved sampling 3 627 geochemical to identify anomalies and define drilling targets at the sites. Zambia Environmental Management Agency (Zema) is yet to give the go ahead for works to begin. However, sampling contractor is on standby for works upon grant approval.

Copperbelt prospects

The prospects are located in different areas. Chililabombwe prospect (licence 23247) is situated in the north of the Zambia Copperbelt near the DRC border and covers 22.5 km2. The project consists of 132 soil samples, particularly on termite mounds, on a grid of 500 m by 100 m grid, designed to search for copper anomalies using a soil-geochemistry survey.

The Luanshya West project area is close to established copper and cobalt mines, with the Chibuluma mine about 35 km to the northeast. The prospectivity at the 54.24 km2 Luanshya West project (licence 23246) is based on legacy exploration by Teal, a subsidiary of African Rainbow Minerals between 2007 and 2009 – comprising 850 soil samples and some geophysical data. This has enabled Deep-South to identify at least four large anomalies. Soil sampling at the 675 km2 Mpongwe prospect (licence 23248) will comprise 2 675 soil samples on a grid of 500 m by 100 m to search for copper anomalies using a soil-geochemistry survey.

 

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