Trigon makes new copper, silver strikes at Kombat

Trigon makes new copper, silver strikes at Kombat

Trigon Metals has made new discoveries of copper and silver during its exploration work at Schlangental, about 15km east of the active mining area of the wider Kombat property.

This was said in a statement issued by the Canadian company’s chief executive and executive chairman Jed Richardson.

The company said it had discovered intersections of seven metres at 3,52% copper and 43,09 grams per tonne (g/t) silver in one hole and three metres at 1,99% copper and 34,38g/t silver in another.

This announcement comes on the heels of the company finalising its comprehensive exploration plan for the expansive Kombat property, spanning nearly 35km from Gross Otavi to the west and Schlangental in the east.

According to Richardson, drilling at Schlangental is the first campaign testing mineralisation outside of the main Kombat mining licence on the Copper King Extension exploration prospect.

Surface mineralisation attracted Trigon geologists to the Schlangental area where reports of historic drilling indicated that mineralisation continued at depth, but no cores or detailed logs were available.

Of the planned 36 holes totalling 4 000m, only two holes have been drilled to date, with both holes intercepting mineralisation at shallow depths.

Given the encouraging start, deeper drilling will now be undertaken to confirm if this pattern continues in the new area.

Richardson commented: “The expanse of the Copper King Extension and specifically Schlangental has long been an area of interest for management and the exploration team. These results bolster our belief that Otavi Valley still has plenty of new copper to be discovered.

“We can now confirm that 15km to the east mineralisation continues, with copper showings throughout the whole 35km land package. Needless to say, we have a lot to be excited about,” Richardson said.

The chief executive added that the broader exploration plan for the Kombat property encompasses an array of methodologies to comprehensively understand its geological potential.

Phase one involves data compilation in 2D and 3D, supplemented by the acquisition and processing of government data. Subsequent phases entail the interpretation of gathered data to construct a full 3D geological model, augmented by a high-resolution magnetic survey using drones to refine structural geology insights.

Follow-up holes are anticipated to be drilled as soon as the programme resumes.

Trigon is a publicly-traded Canadian exploration and development company with its core business focused on copper and silver holdings in mine-friendly African jurisdictions.

The company has operations in Namibia and Morocco. In Namibia, the company holds an 80% interest in five mining licences in the Otavi mountain lands, an area of Namibia widely recognised for its high-grade copper deposits, where the company is focused on exploration and re-development of the previously dormant Kombat Mine.

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