Ongoing drilling at Geopacific Resources’ Kou Sa Copper-Gold Project in Cambodia has returned a very encouraging 17 metre intersection from just 19 metres at a grade of 12.38% copper equivalent from Prospect 150.
Kou Sa’s most advanced area is Prospect 150, which has been drilled over a strike length of 500 metres and down dip for some 250 metres. Recent drilling has been targeting a potential feeder zone that lies on the western margin of the known mineralization. The zone is thought to strike north northwest.
RC holes were targeted to intersect the near-surface expression of the zone. As well as the above intersection, this program has returned 5 metres from 53 metres @ 2.28% copper equivalent, 9 metres from 8 metres @ 1.81% and 4 metres from 69 metres @ 1.61%.
The next diamond holes targeted deeper mineralization, returning results of 4.6 metres from 87 metres @ 4.76% copper equivalent, 5.3 metres from 83.7 metres @ 3.52% and 5.0 metres from 9 metres @ 2.55%.
Geopacific’s managing director Ron Heeks said, “The results from these holes continue to confirm the high-grade nature of the central zone of Prospect 150 mineralization. We’ve identified more near-surface copper and gold mineralization, extending the zone further to the west. This is an excellent result which will enhance economics.
“We believe we’ve intercepted the top of the feeder zone that may have provided a pathway for the mineralization forming the shallow dipping mineralization lying to the east of Prospect 150. Understanding the source of this mineralization will assist us identifying repetitions at depth and along strike.”
Geopacific’s strategy is to develop Kou Sa to generate revenue to support an expansion. The company is targeting a kick-starter maiden resource and scoping study as it takes the project into production, with ongoing exploration increasing the scale of the project well beyond the initial resource.
Kou Sa is in Cambodia’s Chep district in the province of Phrear Vihear. The project is a three hour drive from Siem Reap International Airport or a five hour drive from Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh and both routes follow high-quality bitumen highways.