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]

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31 COMMENTS

  1. Zambia’s lanscape is being destroyed. Please think of future generations. In the past we did not go ahead with some of this ‘mining’ because it not in the interest of the Nation to just dig and dig without thinking of how we were going to rehabilitate the land. Rehabilitation costs can and do outweigh the short-term benefits.

    Where are the Zambians who care for the long-term survival of our motherland?

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  2. Good for my home town.Just hope these guys will bring in some environmental protection measures aswell ,just like the first two bloggers have mentioned.

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  3. LT today is full of progressive stories for MMD much to the chagrin of ba kaponya. more jobs and more economic growth in ndola. zambia is vast and we shall never run out of space like UK of indeed europe were they squat on top of another

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  4. Hope this breaths hope for Ndola
    1 and 2 moderator and the man. This is good news, every country with resources exploits them. Stop being so negative ha

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  5. My delapidated city, with MMD at the helm, will gain nothing. All the proceeds are being externalised while RB is in his usual slumber. Nothing much will change.

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  6. Good news for a change. we are sick and tired of unprogressive political news, depressing death headlines, wife battering etc. Boma should not rush to dish out mining rights. Proper assessment should be conducted to ensure locals are not disadvantaged and environment should be protected as well.

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  7. Iwe naiwe Positivist kabiye uko. For how long will we keep digging and yet we still remain one of the poorest in the world? Just think about it! Here were I live, there are absolutely no natural resources and yet, it’s one of the richest in the world. Malabishi!?

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  8. This is good new for zima Ndola people. We only hope this will help alot of unemployed people having jobs especially with the closure of ZAMTEL. We thank God for this new development. 10 & 6 are good points

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  9. Good news for my town of birth.Hope the guys from Lubuto,Masala,Chipulukusu,Twapya and Makense can benefit from this viable project.Problem yaba Ala bee baleta ba invester abengisha abakumyabofye inchito leaving our people without jobs,which is wrong.
    Greetings to my friend Joshua Chishimba in Lubuto West.

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  10. LT is Times of Zambia is is ZWD now.FQM closed its Ndola site just recently,i wonder the autheticity of this story

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  11. Good for my town of birth,just hope my brothers from Lubuto, Masala , Twapya,Chipulukusu and Makense Townships will benefit from this viable project.Ba Ala bee dont bring investers who comes with the workforce from there countries.Lastly Greetings to my friend Joshua Chishimba in Lubuto and my Best English Teacher at Lubuto Secondary School Mr. Nana Ofusu Asante.You can mail me on this address – [email protected]
    Ciao.

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  12. Mediocre analysis: Ndola is on the copperbelt, and there was bwana mukubwa mine. Luanshya, a town near to Ndola has had a copper mine; and Kitwe, and Mufulira, and the villages on the Congo, just opposite Ndola. So a company worth its name would know that the rock formation in that area is likely to have copper. In fact the name copperbelt comes from that fact. This story, for me, sounds really suspecious. Had the company said they were about to start the actual mining, based on the samples, that would make a lot of sense. But discovering something that we all know exists in that area sounds very Times of Zambia!! Call me what you like, “Deeds not words”.

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  13. … good news that we have large deposits – what are we doing to make sure neither the locals nor the environment benefits from this. I also hope that we’re getting more from this than a fraction of a percentage. :-w

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  14. FWAKA careful with your dobo smoking YOU APPEAR WARPED AND LIKE YOUR HEAD IS FULL OF SMOKE AND WEED. GUESS YOU SMOKE IT WITH YOUR WIFE KIDS AND PARENTS. YOU ARE INSANE AND NEED TO BE LOCKED UP IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL

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  15. #16 YOU ARE RIGHT ! These guys are cheating us. what they are extracting is not COPPER but EMERALDS. By the way who are going to benefit from this investment? Is it Zambias or foreigners?

    Anyway to cut the story short iam now missing the town of my birth Ndola, EVEN IF IAM NOW IN LIVINGSTONE. Ku Chifubu, Ku pamodzi, Ku kawama, kU TWAPIA, northrise , Itawa, Luboto(the birth place of my dear wife) awe ine naya kumwesu ku ndola bane!!!!

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  16. More copper yes. But low taxes in the mining industry will leave us just as poor, while the so-called investors smile all the way to the bank.

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  17. #18; call me what you like, its your right. I wouldnt even involve wifes, kids, girl friends. The truth hurts, and unfortunately when someone writes an article to cheat others they forget that they cannot do that to everyone. Telling the truth is easier than telling lies. You have to work extra hard to write articles such as the ones written by Times of Zambia. Personally, am past the stage of being mediocre analysis. I will call a spade a spade. For that, insult me as you like, akuna matata. With or without MMD, am and will always be, Fwaka wanseke!!

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  18. THEY ARE STILL OUR SLAVES
    Why: IGNORANCE, GREED, and SELFISHNESS.

    “THEY ARE STILL OUR SLAVES”

    We can continue to reap profits from the Blacks without the effort of physical slavery. Look at the current methods of containment that they use on themselves: IGNORANCE, GREED, and SELFISHNESS.

    Their IGNORANCE is the primary weapon of containment. A great man once said, “The best way to hide something from Black people is to put it in a book.

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  19. GREED is another powerful weapon of containment. Blacks, since the abolition of slavery, have had large amounts of money at their disposal. Last year they spent 10 billion dollars during Christmas, out of their 450 billion dollars in total yearly income (2.22%).

    Any of us can use them as our target market, for any
    business venture we care to dream up, no matter how outlandish, they will buy into it. Being primarily a consumer people, they function totally by greed. They
    continually want more, with little thought for saving
    or investing.

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  20. They would rather buy some new sneakers than invest
    in starting a business. Some even neglect their children to have the latest Tommy or FUBU, and they still think that having a Mercedes, and a big house gives them “Status” or
    that they have achieved their Dream. They are fools! The vast majority of their people are still in poverty because their greed holds them back from collectively making better communities.
    With the help of BET, and the rest of their black media that often broadcasts destructive images into their own homes, we will continue to see huge profits like those of Tommy and Nike. (Tommy Hilfiger has even jeered them, saying he doesn’t want their money, and look at how the fools spend more with him than ever before!). They’ll continue to show off to each other while…

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  21. we build solid communities with the profits from our businesses that we market to them.

    SELFISHNESS, ingrained in their minds through slavery, is one of the major ways we can continue to contain them. One of their own, Dubois said that there was an innate division in their culture. “Talented Tenth” he called it. He was correct in his deduction that there are segments of their culture that has achieved some “form” of success. However, that segment missed the fullness of his work. They didn’t read that the “Talented Tenth” was then responsible to aid The Non-Talented Ninety Percent in achieving a better life.

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  22. Instead, that segment has created another class, Buppie class that looks down on their people or aids them in a condescending manner. They will never achieve what we have. Their selfishness does not allow them to be able to work together on any project or endeavor of substance.

    When they do get together, their selfishness lets their egos get in the way of their goal. Their so-called help organizations seem to only want to promote their name without making any real change in their community.

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  23. hey are content to sit in conferences and conventions in our hotels, and talk about what they will do, while they award plaques to the best speakers, not to the best doers. Is there no end to their selfishness? They steadfastly refuse to see that TOGETHER EACH ACHIEVES MORE (TEAM)

    They do not understand that they are no better than each other because of what they own , as a matter of fact, most of those Buppies are but one or two pay checks away from poverty. All of which is under the control of our pens in our offices and our rooms.

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  24. Yes, we will continue to contain them as long as they
    refuse to read, continue to buy anything they want, and keep thinking they are “helping” their communities by paying dues to organizations which do little other than hold lavish conventions in our hotels. By the way, don’t worry about any of them reading this letter, remember, ‘THEY DON’T READ!!!!

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