Cobre Drills for Copper Riches in Botswana’s Kalahari Copper Belt

Cobre Limited has ignited its quest for copper and silver in Botswana’s Kalahari Copper Belt, commencing a diamond drilling program at its Okavango Copper Project (OCP). This 2,000-meter initiative marks a significant step for the company, targeting not only the discovery of valuable minerals but potentially unearthing new resources close to existing production hubs.

“We’re excited to be drilling at OCP again,” enthused Cobre CEO Adam Wooldridge. “The geology on this project has always been compelling, and its location has become even more strategic with MMG entering the KCB.”

MMG, a major mining company, recently acquired tenements in the Kalahari Copper Belt, highlighting the region’s growing allure for investors. Cobre’s drilling program aims to capitalize on this momentum, specifically targeting “anomalous copper-silver mineralisation,” as Wooldridge phrased it.

The five-hole drilling campaign will span two months, with results anticipated to be reported to the market upon assay receipt. This initiative follows a previous drilling program conducted in 2019, which yielded promising signs.

“The results indicate that OCP has the ideal trap-site geology, with alteration indicating the presence of an active system with copper-bearing brines,” the company noted in a press release.

This new drilling program hinges on three primary areas identified through a combination of factors. These include the proximity to existing copper deposits, high-resolution geophysical surveys, and data gleaned from the prior drilling efforts.

Cobre is confident that this targeted approach will yield valuable insights. “The objective of the current program will be to prove that anomalous copper-silver mineralisation continues into OCP, demonstrating potential for new discoveries in proximity to the Zone 5 production hub,” declared Wooldridge.

With the drill bits turning in Botswana’s soil, Cobre has ignited a new chapter in its exploration story. The coming weeks will be crucial as the company awaits assay results, potentially unlocking the path to substantial copper and silver resources in the heart of the Kalahari Copper Belt.