ONGOING drilling by Geopacific Resources at Kou Sa Copper-Gold Project in northern Cambodia continues to return encouraging intersections, including 41 metres at a grade of 1.69% copper equivalent. The program is focusing on the more advanced Prospect 160 and Prospect 150 areas.
Work at Prospect 160 continues to intersect thick sulphide intersections and has demonstrated increasing thickness of the dilation zone. This area is expected to form part of a maiden resource and is open at depth and to the northwest.
The infill and extensional drilling program is defining a thick zone of copper sulphide mineralization that forms the central core of the mineralized structure. The current strike length of the Prospect160 mineralization is 300 metres and drilling continues to test the depth.
One metre splits from an intersection of sulphide mineralization from 55 metres returned 41 metres @ 1.64% copper and 3.58 grams/tonne gold for 1.69% copper equivalent, including 1 metre @ 3.05% copper and 4.05 grams/tonne for 3.10% copper equivalent.
The one metre splits for two other holes from the thick central core of the mineralization have returned 18 metres @ 2.56% copper and 7.64 grams/tonne gold for 2.65% copper equivalent; and 27 metres @ 3.48% copper and 6.04 grams/tonne gold for 3.55% copper equivalent.
At Prospect 150 a very encouraging 17 metre intersection was returned from just 19 metres at a grade of 12.38% copper equivalent. This has been drilled over a strike length of 500 metres and down dip for some 250 metres.
Recent drilling has targeted a potential feeder zone that lies on the western margin of the known mineralization and 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 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.