Noronex is taking Witvlei copper exploration up a gear
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Noronex is accelerating exploration at its Witvlei copper project in Namibia with the addition of a second drill rig.
Both rigs have moved to the untested Gembocksvlei prospect to carry out a 19-hole program totalling 3,800m to test high priority copper geochemical soil and geophysical IP chargeability targets.
Noronex (ASX:NRX) adds that this will be followed by drilling to test a sub-cropping copper target at Dalheim with a 2km strike extent and a 2.5km by 1.2km copper-in-soil anomaly in an altered structural zone south of Okasewa.
Assays are pending for a 17-hole program totalling 3,344m that was completed at the Christiadore and Otjiwaru prospects.
Diamond drilling will follow the reverse circulation program to define the style and character of the geology and mineralisation.
Witvlei covers about 50km of the highly prospective yet underexplored Kalahari Copper Belt that runs for several hundred kilometres from central Namibia into Botswana.
It has a current resource of 10 million tonnes at 1.3% copper.
The project includes an unreported historical multi-element soil geochemical survey from 2009 and large undrilled geochemistry targets.
Gembocksvlei is a large copper soil anomaly with no outcrop and a strike of about 1km that is west of the previous 1975 drilling.
Known mineralisation is associated with the chargeability anomaly identified from a dipole-dipole induced polarisation anomaly.
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