ABBOTSFORD, BC, June 19 /CNW/ - ICS COPPER SYSTEMS LTD. (ICX:TSX.V) is
pleased to announce that the 2007 oxide copper drilling program is underway at
the Mokambo Mine, 15 kilometers northeast of Mufulira in the famous Copperbelt
District of the Republic of Zambia.
The Mokambo Mine is under a joint venture agreement between ICS Copper
Systems Ltd. (the operator) and North Western Plant Hire Ltd (a private
Zambian company). The 2007 drill program, expected to extend over 6 months,
will delineate the oxide copper mineralized cap that is prevalent in all the
Copperbelt mines. The oxide cap at the Mokambo Mine has not been defined by
drilling. The main lithologic sequence to be explored under the current drill
program will be the Lower Roan Series rocks. These rocks historically have
hosted the majority of the copper in the mines throughout the Copperbelt. The
secondary focus will be the Upper Roan Series rocks. It is known that this
stratigraphic unit, in the Mufulira Syncline, contains cobalt mineralization.
An estimated 10,300 meters of NWT and BWT sizes of core will be drilled
in approximately 115 shallow (100 meters) holes over the entire length of the
concession. The flooded 1975 exploration shaft will supply water for the drill
and for domestic use. The shaft will eventually be pumped out and utilized as
an escapeway and ventilation shaft when the sulphide copper mineralization is
mined using underground mining methods.
After the near surface mineralization is defined, and tonnages and grades
are confirmed, it will be extracted by the open pit method and metallurgically
treated using EMEW electrowinning technology which has been successfully
demonstrated by ICS in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the last two
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
"Graham A. Chisholm"
Graham A. Chisholm
President and CEO
No. 202 - 2526 Yale Court Rd., Abbotsford, British Columbia,
Canada, V2S 8G9
Telephone: 604-859-3007 Fax: 604-859-3008
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