A CANADIAN mining firm, Mukuba Resources, exploring for copper in Ndola, has confirmed the presence of copper mineralisation after the announcement of assay results from the first eight boreholes drilled on its Northcore Project on the Copperbelt.
The firm said assay results from boreholes drilled at targets 17 and 18 on Northcore Project, arose from the first phase of the
company’s 2010 drilling programme.
The drilling programme was designed to test anomalies identified from previous induced polarisation survey and soil sampling.
Mukuba Resources president and chief executive officer, Trevor Richardson said in
a statement that the mining company was focusing its 2010 exploration programme on various high-priority targets within the larger exploration licence area on the Northcore Project, located south-east of Ndola.
The results were promising since they correlated well with their previous work and represented the first eight holes of a larger planned programme.
“In addition to confirming the presence of copper mineralisation, they provide the data to better understand the geological structure at Northcore and further support our belief in the highly-prospective nature of the overall project area,” Mr Richardson said.
The current drill core results represent the first phase of the company’s 2010 drill programme, which was designed to test copper anomalies identified from the 2009 IP and soil sampling.
Mukuba is a Canadian firm focused on exploration and development of the Northcore Project on the Copperbelt.
[Times of Zambia]