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Kavango completes Kalahari Copper Belt airborne geophysical survey

19 january 2024

Kavango Resources, a Southern Africa-focused metals exploration company, has completed an airborne geophysical survey over its Kalahari Copper Belt (KCB) project in Botswana.

The airborne survey was designed to test whether the copper/silver prospective geological and geophysical features it interpreted on the ground recently acquired from ENRG (PL203/2016, PL127/2017 and PL205/2016) extend into the company's pre-existing adjacent licence areas.

It said the helicopter-borne survey was completed by New Resolution Geophysics (NRG) and carried XciteTM Electromagnetic, Gravity, and Magnetic survey equipment.

This multi-parameter airborne geophysical system has been designed for superior resolution of the KCB geology, to provide more detailed mapping of the project.

The goal is to identify higher confidence drill targets.

Interpretation of ENRG's historic airborne data, which Kavango now owns, has revealed two main areas of interest for copper/silver exploration.

"We are now working on two main areas of interest in our Copper Belt licences,” said Kavango Resources chief executive Ben Turney.

“Since acquiring the ground from ENRG last year, we've become increasingly confident in the potential of the contiguous land package we control.”

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished