Australians find new potential copper mine in Botswana

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Australian mining outfit Discovery Metals Limited has announced another maiden mineral resource results at its copper project in Botswana.

Discovery Metal on Tuesday announced that the deposit in the NE Mango 2, about 20 km from its Boseto copper project in northwest Botswana, appears to have both open cut and underground mining potential.

The NE Mango 2 deposit maiden mineral resources estimate continues to emphasize the growth potential in the Boseto zone. We will further define the mineralization in this area and assess its suitability for both open cut and underground mining over the coming months,” said managing director of Discovery Metals, Brad Sampson.

The existence of a thick high grade zone extending over approximately 1 kilometer should auger well for this mineral resource to become a key feature of the Boseto project expansion story, “ he added.

According to the company, mining potential and ongoing exploration plans are currently being assessed.

Discovery Metals completed exploration drilling at the NE Mango 2 prospect during 2012, drilling comprised 45 drill holes, totalling 6,580 meters. All the drill holes were reverse circulation (RC) collars with diamond drilling tails (DD) through the mineralization.

The sulfide copper mineralization at NE Mango 2 is primarily chalcopyrite with lesser amounts of bornite and chalcocite.

The copper-silver mineralization remains open at depth and the presence of a thick central core of copper-silver mineralization may create opportunities for open pit and underground mining.

Last week, Discovery Metals announced maiden mineral resource at Option, 35 kilometers from its flagship mine Boseto Copper project. Xinhua News

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