The area is characterized by Kundelungu, Nguba and Roan in the core of anticline. The copper occurrence is exposed on the flanks of an east-west trending hill composed south dipping beds that form the northern limb of an east-west trending, east plunging, syncline. The hill itself may actually be part of a tightly folded anticline, inferred from a repeat in stratigraphy (Ki1.1 – R4 – Ki1.1) at the base of the hill, but due to lack of outcrop and thick overburden to the south this cannot accurately be confirmed. The sedimentary sequence from the south-north of the hill appears to be overturned.
The copper occurrence for this concession has been actively worked by artisanal miners and initial assay of grab samples (upwards of 12% Cu) are promising.
The Copper mineralization is structurally controlled and it’s along the same trend of Thrust Fault from Tenke-Fungurume concessions. The mineralization is bearing on the surface with extension up to 800 meters along the strike and is upwards of 5 meters in width.
The Mineralization is characterized by Malachite, Azurite and sulphide as bornite and Chalcopyrite in fractures.

The concession is not tested by drilling yet

Artisanal activities with pits up to 10 meters depth.

LandSat Image with location of copper mineralization on the surface (Artisanal workings)

 

Geological map over Landsat image, showing the location of Copper mineralization on the surface along the thrust fault

 

 

1) Outcrop of moderately weathered limestone / shale of the Calcaire Rose formation in a 5m wide artisanal pit. This rock hosts copper oxides (malachite and azurite) and yielded 11.8% Cu by Niton analysis.                  2) Fresh Calcaire Rose with minor disseminated chalcopyrite, bornite, azurite and malachite veins

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