VANCOUVER, Nov. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Kombat Copper Inc. (the "Company") (TSX.V: KBT) is pleased to provide an update on the progress of the exploration
activities at its Namibian copper projects
Diamond Drilling and Re-sampling
As announced October 18, 2012, the Company has commenced phase one of
its diamond drilling program at the Kombat copper project. Five (5)
holes totaling 858.72 metres have been completed and two holes are
currently underway. Upon completion of these initial seven holes, the
drills will be moved to begin drilling some of the deeper targets
within the project. The purpose of these initial holes is to verify
the presence of mineralized zones identified in the historical data at
The Company has located core from 6 historical surface holes from the
Asis Far West ("AFW") extension of the Kombat ore body. One hundred
seventeen (117) samples of mineralized sections of this core totaling
102.70 metres have been sent for analysis to confirm original assays.
With as much care as possible every attempt was made to duplicate the
To date, a total of 384 core samples have been sent to Bureau Veritas
("BV") laboratory in Swakopmund, Namibia, an ISO 17025 certified
laboratory. Two hundred sixty-seven (267) of these samples are from the
on-going diamond drilling program and 117 are from historic AFW surface
holes as discussed above.
Most of the historic drilling and mining data from Kombat was digitally
captured on spreadsheets by the previous operator and at present is
being imported into the Company's GIS software for modeling and
planning purposes. Evaluation of existing mylar and paper sections
dating from the 1960's to early 2008 is on-going to determine which
will need to be scanned and digitized.
Exclusive Prospecting Licenses ("EPL's")
Work is on-going on the Company's five EPL's. As reported in the news
release of October 18, 2012, a short 7 hole diamond drill hole was
completed near Grootfontein in a calcrete and Kalahari sand covered
area with no outcrop. No significant assays were received back from the
laboratory; however, results did confirm the presence of previously
unknown copper mineralization and plans are underway to follow up on
this new information in Q1 2013
In addition, research and planning is underway to begin geochemical soil
and rock sampling and geophysical surveys on three of the Company's
EPL's, with the intention of beginning work in December 2012. Recently
obtained historic information has led the Company to believe that
several old prospects with elevated Cu, Pb and V values lie within one
of the EPL's and plans are underway to locate and re-sample these
Sampling and Analytical Method
All HQ and NQ core samples from the present drilling are cut in half on
site. Overall sample length is generally one metre, but occasionally
shorter or longer lengths will be sampled without crossing lithological
boundaries. Core from the historic AFW holes was quartered on site.
Following standard practices, Company geologists insert a standard and
blank in every batch of twenty samples.
The laboratory protocol involves a grinding/pulverizing stage that
ensures 85% of the material will pass through a 75 micron sieve.
Following this, a 0.15 gram sample is subjected to mixed acid (total)
digestion and then analysed for Cu, Pb, Zn and Ag along with 24 other
elements by a combination of ICP-MS and OES-MS. The laboratory inserts
internal standards and blanks along with duplicates with a blank at the
beginning of a run and thereafter every 90 samples to ensure 1 to 2
internal standards and 1 to 2 duplicates every 30 samples.
Upon completion of the phase one drilling program, a minimum of 5% of
the pulps will be randomly chosen and sent to another laboratory for
re-analysis. Results will be checked to ensure data falls within
Mr. Colin Russell, P.Geo., the Qualified Person as defined by National
Instrument 43-101, is responsible for the design of the program, and
all exploration work on the Kombat Project will be done under his
supervision. Mr. Russell has read and approved the technical content of
this news release.
About Kombat Copper Inc.
Kombat Copper Inc. is a public Canadian exploration and development
company focused on the acquisition of copper assets in southwestern
Africa. The Company recently acquired the Kombat Copper Project which
consists of a past producing mine, mill and concentrator historically
capable of processing 1,000 tonnes of ore per day. The project has more
than 100 years of production history and is located in the Otavi
Mountainland of northern Namibia, a region known for copper production
from numerous high grade deposits. In addition to these historically
producing assets, the Company has acquired five EPL's in close
proximity to the mill and concentrator and near the town of Tsumeb.
These highly prospective EPL's cover an area of more than 2,250 square
kilometres. The Kombat Copper management team and founders have a
considerable amount of experience in Namibia and internationally, and
combines managerial, financial and technical expertise used to generate
value for project stakeholders.
All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical
fact, that address events or developments that Kombat Copper Inc.
expects to occur, are "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking
statements are necessarily based on estimates and assumptions that are
inherently subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other
factors that may cause Kombat Copper Inc.'s actual results, performance
or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or
implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include,
without limitation: significant capital requirements and the ability to
raise equity capital; the risks of obtaining and maintaining the
validity and enforceability of the necessary licenses and permits and
complying with the permitting requirements in, Namibia; the lack of
certainty with respect to foreign legal systems, which may not be
immune from the influence of political pressure, corruption or other
factors that are inconsistent with the rule of law. Forward-looking
statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results
and future events could materially differ from those anticipated in
such statements. Kombat Copper Inc. expressly disclaims any intention
or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, events or otherwise, except in
accordance with applicable securities laws.
SOURCE: Kombat Copper Inc.
For further information:
Alexander Helmel, President
+1 (604) 495-8792
Kombat Copper Inc.
Suite 830 - 1100 Melville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4A6