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ZIM - Hillside Prospect 2 Assay Results

ZIM - Hillside Prospect 2 Assay Results

Kavango Resources plc (LSE: KAV), the Southern Africa focussed metals exploration company, is pleased to announce the first assay results from the Hillside Prospect 2 gold project (“Prospect 2”) in Matabeleland, southern Zimbabwe.

 

Figure 1: A plan and section of the BRDD001 borehole against a background of artisanal workings, mapped against projected shears based on IP resistivity. NSDD001 also shown and awaiting assays. (Interpretation by Hillary Gumbo, M.Sc., P.Geo.)

Figure 1: A plan and section of the BRDD001 borehole against a background of artisanal workings, mapped against projected shears based on IP resistivity. NSDD001 also shown and awaiting assays. (Interpretation by Hillary Gumbo, M.Sc., P.Geo.)

 

Figure 2: A plan and section of the BRDD001 borehole against a background of artisanal workings, mapped against projected shears based on IP chargeability. NSDD001 also shown and awaiting assays. (Interpretation by Hillary Gumbo, M.Sc., P.Geo.)

Figure 2: A plan and section of the BRDD001 borehole against a background of artisanal workings, mapped against projected shears based on IP chargeability. NSDD001 also shown and awaiting assays. (Interpretation by Hillary Gumbo, M.Sc., P.Geo.)

 

 

 

 

 

ZIM - Hillside Exploration & Production Update

ZIM - Hillside Exploration & Production Update

Kavango Resources plc (LSE: KAV), the Southern Africa focussed metals exploration company, is pleased to announce an exploration and production update for the Hillside Gold Project ("Hillside") in Zimbabwe.  

 

Figure 1: A plan and section of the SKDD001 borehole against a background of artisanal workings, mapped against projected shears based on IP resistivity. (Interpretation by Hillary Gumbo, M.Sc., P.Geo.)

Figure 1: A plan and section of the SKDD001 borehole against a background of artisanal workings, mapped against projected shears based on IP resistivity. (Interpretation by Hillary Gumbo, M.Sc., P.Geo.)

 

 

Figure 2: A plan and section of the SKDD001 borehole against a background of artisanal workings mapped against projected shears based on IP chargeability. (Interpretation by Hillary Gumbo, M.Sc., P.Geo.)

Figure 2: A plan and section of the SKDD001 borehole against a background of artisanal workings mapped against projected shears based on IP chargeability. (Interpretation by Hillary Gumbo, M.Sc., P.Geo.)

 

Figures 3: Plan and section of SKDD001 borehole with background of IP resistivity and chargeability superimposed, together with mapped artisanal workings and the proposed fence line of diamond drill holes. (Interpretation by Hillary Gumbo, M.Sc., P.Geo.)Figures 3: Plan and section of SKDD001 borehole with background of IP resistivity and chargeability superimposed, together with mapped artisanal workings and the proposed fence line of diamond drill holes. (Interpretation by Hillary Gumbo, M.Sc., P.Geo.)

 

 

BOTS - Drill tender for KCB Phase 1 scope drilling

BOTS - Drill tender for KCB Phase 1 scope drilling

Kavango Resources plc (LSE: KAV), the Southern Africa focussed metals exploration company, is pleased to announce that it is tendering for the first phase of scope drilling on the Kalahari Copper Belt (KCB) Karakubis Project with shortlisted drill contractors.

 

ZIM - Hillside Prospect 4 Assay Results

ZIM - Hillside Prospect 4 Assay Results

Kavango Resources plc (LSE: KAV), the Southern Africa focussed metals exploration company, is pleased to announce the first assay results from the Hillside Prospect 4 gold project ("Prospect 4") in Matabeleland, southern Zimbabwe.

ZIM: 29g/t gold intercepted over 2.5m at Hillside

ZIM: 29g/t gold intercepted over 2.5m at Hillside

 

  • Hole SKDD001 was a scoping hole sited to target mineralisation in a steeply dipping shear zone below artisanal workings (announced >>> 25 January 2024).
  • SKDD001 was drilled to a total depth of 247.40 m and intersected the targeted shear zone being worked by the artisanal miners.
  • Best results* in the hole include:
    • 2.53 m @ 29.08 g/t gold from 97.47 m, associated with visible gold (average peak grade of 212.07 g/t over 0.34 m).
    • 1.32 m @ 1.80 g/t gold from 214.46 m.
  • The hole contains multiple further broad zones of geochemically anomalous gold values thought to relate to additional shear zones.
  • An Induced Polarisation (IP) survey identified three further potential shear zones, parallel to the one being worked by artisanal miners.
  • Results are pending on four other holes drilled across three other Hillside prospects.
  • Kavango Mining to examine near surface gold mining potential at Prospect 4, based on intersected grades and ongoing artisanal mining in the area.

*All quoted thicknesses are apparent down hole intersection thicknesses

ZIM - Nara Project Ground Magnetic Survey Completed

ZIM - Nara Project Ground Magnetic Survey Completed

Kavango Resources plc (LSE:KAV), the Southern Africa focussed metals exploration company, is pleased to announce the completion of a ground magnetic survey over the Nara Gold Project in Southern Zimbabwe.

 

Figure 1: Ground Total Field Magnetic map with interpreted geology

Figure 1: Ground Total Field Magnetic map with interpreted geology

 

BOTS - Preliminary KCB Heliborne Geophysics Interpretation

BOTS - Preliminary KCB Heliborne Geophysics Interpretation

Kavango Resources plc (LSE: KAV), the Southern Africa focussed metals exploration company, is pleased to announce preliminary interpretation for geophysical survey data on its property in Botswana's Kalahari Copper Belt ("KCB"), from South Africa based New Resolution Geophysics ("NRG").

Figure 1, NRG Bouguer gravity images with Kavango licences overlain on regional satellite Bouguer gravity data. Exploration targets and deposits together with their respective resources (data sourced from company web sites). Most deposits and exploration targets on the KCB appear to be associated with basin and sub-basin margins and bounding structures.

Figure 1, NRG Bouguer gravity images with Kavango licences overlain on regional satellite Bouguer gravity data. Exploration targets and deposits together with their respective resources (data sourced from company web sites). Most deposits and exploration targets on the KCB appear to be associated with basin and sub-basin margins and bounding structures.

 

Figure 2, NRG bouguer gravity images overlain on regional geology with magnetic 1VD image. Doubly plunging folds (domes) can been seen in the regional geology and locally in the gravity data within the Kara Antiform. Major thrusts appear to form bounding faults on either side of the gravity high.

Figure 2, NRG bouguer gravity images overlain on regional geology with magnetic 1VD image. Doubly plunging folds (domes) can been seen in the regional geology and locally in the gravity data within the Kara Antiform. Major thrusts appear to form bounding faults on either side of the gravity high.

 

Figure 3, Sentinel 2B 16bit_20231020_0000000_2500mm_multispectral image over Karakubis area, clearly showing well defined fold patterns.

Figure 3, Sentinel 2B 16bit_20231020_0000000_2500mm_multispectral image over Karakubis area, clearly showing well defined fold patterns.

 

Figure 4, NRG RTP High Pass Filter images overlain on regional geology with magnetic 1VD. The northern and southern limbs of the Kara Antiform define the upper and middle D'Kar sequences with the lower D'Kar underlying the core of the fold. Local shears and faults cause dislocations in the stratigraphy forming potential trap sites for mineralisation.

Figure 4, NRG RTP High Pass Filter images overlain on regional geology with magnetic 1VD. The northern and southern limbs of the Kara Antiform define the upper and middle D'Kar sequences with the lower D'Kar underlying the core of the fold. Local shears and faults cause dislocations in the stratigraphy forming potential trap sites for mineralisation.

 

Figure 5, LANDSAT 9 16bit_20231019_0000000_15m_multispectral image over Sandfire Motheo Mine (pink dot) & A4 (yellow dot [can't see the yellow dot]), showing similar fold patterns to the SW of the mine to those observed and mapped at Karakubis.

Figure 5, LANDSAT 9 16bit_20231019_0000000_15m_multispectral image over Sandfire Motheo Mine (pink dot) & A4 (yellow dot [can't see the yellow dot]), showing similar fold patterns to the SW of the mine to those observed and mapped at Karakubis.

 

Figure 6, NRG AEM image overlain on regional geology with aeromagnetic 1VD shading. The northern and southern limbs of the Kara Antiform can be seen closing around and plunging towards the southwest. A large shear trending SW-NE in the centre of the Antiform appears to separate blocks of contrasting resistivity and conductivity.

Figure 6, NRG AEM image overlain on regional geology with aeromagnetic 1VD shading. The northern and southern limbs of the Kara Antiform can be seen closing around and plunging towards the southwest. A large shear trending SW-NE in the centre of the Antiform appears to separate blocks of contrasting resistivity and conductivity.

 

BOTS - KCB Update

BOTS - KCB Update

Kavango Resources plc (LSE: KAV), the Southern Africa focussed metals exploration company, is pleased to announce receipt of the final geophysical survey data on its property in Botswana's Kalahari Copper Belt ("KCB"), from South Africa based New Resolution Geophysics ("NRG").

Figure 1 - Preliminary data from the completed NRG survey overlaid on a backdrop of geology and regional magnetics.

Figure 1 - Preliminary data from the completed NRG survey overlaid on a backdrop of geology and regional magnetics.

 

Figure 2 - Preliminary data from the completed NRG survey, together with previous ENRG data, overlaid on a backdrop of geology and regional magnetics.

Figure 2 - Preliminary data from the completed NRG survey, together with previous ENRG data, overlaid on a backdrop of geology and regional magnetics.

KCB - Completion of airborne geophysical survey

KCB - Completion of airborne geophysical survey

Kavango Resources plc (LSE:KAV), the Southern Africa focussed metals exploration company, is pleased to announce completion of an airborne geophysical survey over its Kalahari Copper Belt ("KCB") project in Botswana.

The helicopter-borne survey was completed by New Resolution Geophysics ("NRG") and carried XciteTM Electromagnetic, Gravity, and Magnetic survey equipment. This multi-parameter airborne geophysical system has been designed for superior resolution of the KCB geology, to provide more detailed mapping of the project. The goal is to identify higher confidence drill targets.

Kavango recently purchased six prospecting licences from ENRG Elements (ASX:ENRG) ("ENRG"), providing it with an extensive, single contiguous project area in the KCB covering 7,629km2 (announced >>> 16 November 2023). Interpretation of ENRG's historic airborne data, which Kavango now owns, has revealed two main areas of interest for copper/silver exploration.

Figure 1 - Preliminary data from the completed NRG survey overlaid on a backdrop of geology and regional magnetics

Figure 1 - Preliminary data from the completed NRG survey overlaid on a backdrop of geology and regional magnetics

KCB - Airborne geophysical survey commences

KCB - Airborne geophysical survey commences

Kavango Resources plc (LSE:KAV), the Southern Africa focussed metals exploration company, is pleased to announce the commencement of an airborne geophysical survey on its Kalahari Copper Belt ("KCB") project in Botswana.

The Company has signed a contract with South Africa-based New Resolution Geophysics ("NRG") for Time Domain Electromagnetic ("TDEM"), Magnetic, and Gravity surveys combined on one helicopter platform ("the NRG Survey").

The NRG Survey will consist of 2,374-line kms at a line spacing of 500m x 5,000m across Kavango's Block 1A and Block 1B Prospecting Licences ("PLs")

The work expands on airborne geophysical surveying already completed by ENRG Elements (ASX:ENRG) ("ENRG") on PL203/2016 and PL127/2017, two adjacent PLs recently acquired by Kavango (announced >>> 16 November 2023).

 

Figure 1: NRG's planned survey lines across Kavango's Block 1A and Block 1B licences and airborne survey data covering the PLs acquired from ENRG

Figure 1: NRG's planned survey lines across Kavango's Block 1A and Block 1B licences and airborne survey data covering the PLs acquired from ENRG

 

Figure 2 - Regional to deposit scale geologic controls on copper silver mineralisation in the KCB - Wes Hall et al, SEG, Special Publication, no 21, pp207-236

Figure 2 - Regional to deposit scale geologic controls on copper silver mineralisation in the KCB - Wes Hall et al, SEG, Special Publication, no 21, pp207-236

Figure 3 - Schematic cross-section showing high-grade intersection in drill hole MO-A4-003D, interpreted geology, and the mineralisation styles across Sandfire's A4 deposit

Figure 3 - Schematic cross-section showing high-grade intersection in drill hole MO-A4-003D, interpreted geology, and the mineralisation styles across Sandfire's A4 deposit

KCB - Acquisition of six new PLs completes

KCB - Acquisition of six new PLs completes

Kavango Resources plc (LSE:KAV), the Southern Africa-focused metals exploration company, is pleased to confirm completion of its acquisition of a 90% working interest in six Prospecting Licences ("PLs") located in Botswana's Kalahari Copper Belt ("KCB") (the "Acquisition")

The Acquisition provides the Company with an extensive single contiguous project area in the KCB covering 7,629km2. Kavango is now one of the KCB's largest individual mineral rights holders.

Kavango believes its expanded project area is underlain by similar stratigraphy to that along strike of Sandfire Resources' (ASX:SFR) A4 deposit and Motheo Mine. Analysis of existing exploration data by the Company suggests this could incorporate a regional system that contains domal structures with folded and sheared trap sites. These are key exploration targets in the search for large-scale copper/silver mineralisation.

Figure 1: Kavango's expanded, contiguous KCB land package

Figure 1: Kavango's expanded, contiguous KCB land package 

Ditau - Additional Exploration Holes Logged

Ditau - Additional Exploration Holes Logged

Kavango Resources (LSE:KAV), the Southern Africa focussed exploration company, is pleased to announce that it has identified further evidence of a potential wider mineralised system at the Company's Ditau Project in SW Botswana.

Having confirmed the 470m strike extent of the mineralised Banded Iron Formation ("BIF") encountered in Hole DITDD004 (announced >>> 31 March 2023), Kavango has completed logging of two historic exploration holes that were drilled in the vicinity of Target i10. Kavango drilled DITDD004 in April 2022 to test Target i10.

Drill core from the two historic exploration holes X077_H002 ("X077") & X081_H001 ("X081") both exhibit clear evidence of mineralisation.

X077 is 470m from DITDD004. It was drilled to 189m and intercepted the same mineralised BIF that Dr. Hamid Mumin recently identified as a large-scale system, primarily prospective for possible lode gold mineralisation. The mineralised BIF in X077 remained open at depth and Kavango is considering drilling a twin hole to test this target.

FIGURE 1: End of Hole X077 at 188.93m, pyrite and carbonate both increase at end of hole, suggesting increasing mineralisation, open at depth.

Figure 1: End of Hole X077 at 188.93m, pyrite and carbonate both increase at end of hole, suggesting increasing mineralisation, open at depth.

Ditau - 470m Strike Extension to Mineralised BIF

Ditau - 470m Strike Extension to Mineralised BIF

Kavango Resources (LSE:KAV) ("Kavango"), the Southern Africa focussed metals exploration company, is pleased to announce that it has confirmed an extension of at least 470m to the Mineralised Banded Iron Formation (the "Mineralised BIF") intercepted at Target i10 with Hole DITDD004 in the Ditau Project, Botswana.

Kavango has now completed an initial review of drill core and logs from an exploration hole, drilled in 2021, 470m to the NW of DITDD004. This hole (Hole X077-H002, "X077") was drilled by a company that held an overlapping diamond prospecting licence to Kavango's Ditau metal prospecting licences.

Figure 1: Cross-section viewed west, showing Hole DITDD004 and Hole DITDD003, drilled by Kavango, and Hole X077, drilled by the Third Party. Zones of interpreted mineralised BIF are shown in red hatch at the end of Hole DITDD004 and Hole X077, indicating a broader mineralised BIF system extending for at least 470m between holes.

Figure 1: Cross-section viewed west, showing Hole DITDD004 and Hole DITDD003, drilled by Kavango, and Hole X077, drilled by the Third Party. Zones of interpreted mineralised BIF are shown in red hatch at the end of Hole DITDD004 and Hole X077, indicating a broader mineralised BIF system extending for at least 470m between holes.

 

Ditau - Large-scale Lode Gold Exploration Potential

Ditau - Large-scale Lode Gold Exploration Potential

A review of the mineral exploration potential of the Ditau Project, Botswana, has been carried out for Kavango by Dr. Hamid Mumin, Professor and Former Chair of the Department of Geology at Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada. The Review has identified a possible high potential Banded Iron Formation hosted Lode Gold model at the Ditau Project.

This review of Ditau core could be a very important breakthrough for Kavango. Dr Mumin has identified the potential for a large Banded Iron Formation-hosted Lode Gold system, such systems can be capable of hosting world-class multimillion-oz gold deposits. In particular, Dr Mumin highlighted the thickness of the Banded Iron Formation intersected by DITDD004, which extends for >100m and is open at depth.

Given the thickness of the Banded Iron Formation (BIF), the extent of structural disruption, & the highly anomalous gold values Dr Mumin believes we are “as close as is possible” to definitively indicating a Lode Gold system at Ditau. Our job now is to work with Dr Mumin on verifying Ditau’s potential and we are  prepping assays/samples for petrological testing & completing a thorough review of our geophysics data, we’re making sure our understanding of the project is as comprehensive as possible before we define targets & begin discovery drilling.

 

 

KSZ North Project - Upgrade of B1 Conductor

KSZ North Project - Upgrade of B1 Conductor

We’ve released a significant upgrade to the B1 Conductor. An expert 3rd party has remodeled our downhole data. The updated plate model is 150m x 475m with a conductance of 28,700 Siemens, in the upper end for potential #nickel bearing massive sulphides. We’re developing a cluster of 3 drill targets in the range of massive sulphides in the KSZ North. B1 has been remodelled with a conductance of 28,700 Siemens, while B3 and B4 have been modelled at 4,100 and 2,760 Siemens respectively. Our goal in drilling B1, B3 & B4 is to confirm massive sulphides are the source of the conductors. The 3 targets conform to our Norilsk nickel/copper ore deposit model. 

KCB – infill soil sampling increases target resolution on licence PL082/2018

KCB – infill soil sampling increases target resolution on licence PL082/2018

Map showing the three anomalies of over 30ppm copper identified on PL082/2018, and the expended width of the Northern Zone target. These confirm and expand on the results previously provided on 26 August 2022: https://www.kavangoresources.com/media-library/news-release-media/rns26august2022.

13 Priority Target Areas in the KCB

13 Priority Target Areas in the KCB

PL036/2020

  • Redox Horizon on the southern limb of the Acacia anticline Acacia Fold nose
  • Possible prospective lithology repetition, domes, as seen on mines elsewhere on KCB
  • Possible structural repetition: Thrusting or folding
  • Major soil sampling program completed, has identified 4 geochemical anomalies of +10ppm Cu (peak value of 110ppm Cu) – Acacia (c.2.5km x 3km), Morula (c.3km x 3km), Happy (c.9km x 1km) & Kudu (c.18km non-continuous strike)
  • To be followed by RC drill program

 

PL082/2018

  • Located in NE heart of the KCB
  • Kanye 90% earn-in with local company
  • AEM suggests licence area is analogous to the Banana Zone deposit
  • Soil sampling completed August 2022 and identified 2 geochemical anomalies of +30ppm Cu:
    • Northern Zone 8km strike (peak value of 39.7ppm Cu)
    • Central Zone 27km strike (peak value of 118.8ppm Cu)
    • Drill ready

 

Mamuno (PL49/2020 and PL52/2020)

  • These four licences form a large contiguous block strategically located on the KCB, adjacent to border
  • Mineralisation known on both sides of border
  • Minimal previous exploration & lack of regional AEM data, creating the opportunity for a new discovery
  • Kanye has newly identified a large 5km x 3.5km +30ppm Cu anomaly (peak value 73ppm Cu)
  • D’kar/Ngwako Pan contact located by Kanye, soil sampling values align closely with this

 

Ditau - DITDD004 gold mineralising system identified

Ditau - DITDD004 gold mineralising system identified

Photo 1a: From 313 to 314m, Sample# 7368, 0.18ppm Au, 50ppm Cu. Brecciated haematite-magnetite with intense pyrite veining

 

Photo 1b (Zoomed) – Same interval, close-up view

 

Photo 2: From 334.75 to 334.90m Pyrite and chalcopyrite in a quartz-carbonate vein.

 

Photo 3: Intense alteration and brecciation observed right up to end of hole @393.29m.

KCB – target definition PL082/2018

KCB – target definition PL082/2018

This shows the two linear anomalies of over 30ppm copper identified on PL082. These align with the mapped geology, this is encouraging as it provides strong indications of in-situ mineralisation. They are notable for their significant strike length.

 

 

Banana Zone 1 – the lower images show (right hand side) the conductor identified on the Banana Zone that is associated with mineralisation, and (left hand side) the results of Kavango’s 2021 AEM survey, which identified a similar feature.

 

 

Banana Zone 2 – this shows the relative positions of Kavango’s 082 licence and the established Cupric Canyon owned Banana Zone resource.

 

 

KCB - Update

KCB - Update

Figure 1 – Position of Kavango’s prospecting licences in the Kalahari Copper Belt

 

Figure 2 – Copper anomaly results identified using the pXRF, displayed over the geological map

 

Figure 3 – pXRF Copper readings (+15ppm) and Zinc readings (+20ppm) displayed over the geological map (left) and Google Earth (right)

 

Figure 4 – A schematic cross section showing Kavango’s interpretation of the geochemical anomalies, displayed over the geological map (left) and Google Earth (right). These areas are marked as areas of interest for follow up exploration and drilling.

 

 

 

 

 

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