Trigon Metals drills 1.98% copper over 12 metres at Kombat, Namibia
Trigon Metals Inc. [TM-TSXV; PNTZF-OTCQB] reported additional results from the drilling of new mineralization targets at its 80%-owned Kombat mine in Namibia with key highlights from the drilling campaign. The reported results are from the East 400 area, 150 metres east of the Kavango pit, discussed in recent press releases, the implications being a favourable confirmation of the Kombat trend mineralization.
Highlights: Hole 4C (358 azimuth, -58◦ dip) returned 13 metres of 1.78% copper from 28 metres. Hole 4D (356 azimuth, -55◦ dip) returned 3 metres of 2.69% copper and 28.7 g/t silver from 22 metres. Hole 5C (2 azimuth, -85◦ dip) returned 10 metres of 1.53% copper from 21 metres. Hole 6C (352 azimuth, -52◦ dip) returned 12 metres of 1.98% copper from 41 metres.
The holes reported are from drilling testing gaps in the known mineralization previously thought to be barren. Holes 4C, 4D, 5C and 6C are verification holes testing continuity between areas previously drilled. The results are some of the longest intercepts drilled from surface and with both sulfide and oxide mineralization.
Jed Richardson, Trigon’s President and CEO, commented, “We are working towards a first blast in the open pit in April as planned. The team is now working on a detailed mine plan and the mine contractor is currently working on our tailings facility and they have all of the necessary equipment in place for start-up.”
Trigon has operations in Namibia and Morocco. In Namibia, the company holds an 80% interest in five mining licences in the Otavi Mountainlands, an area of Namibia widely recognized for its high-grade copper deposits, where it is focused on exploration and re-development of the previously producing Kombat Mine. In Morocco, Trigon is the holder of the Silver Hill project, a highly prospective copper and silver exploration project.