Kopore Metals Ltd (ASX:KMT) has received environmental certificates for its eight Namibian prospecting licences, opening the door to the company’s planned exploration program in the southern African nation.
The West Perth-based company is focused on exploration in the Kalahari Copper Belt, in the Republic of Botswana and Namibia.
Kopore first pegged ground in Namibia this year after previously securing tenements at two project areas in Botswana.
The company said today the certificates were a milestone and covered the full area of its exclusive prospecting licences in Namibia.
Kopore managing director Grant Ferguson said, “The granting of the ECCs across our Namibian prospecting licences is a positive step for the company, enabling us to commence our exploration program from January 2019.
“The company believes the granting of the ECCs further confirms the continued commitment of the Namibian government to the company’s 100%-held subsidiary, Trans Kalahari Copper Namibia.
“New regional discoveries and a steadily increasing database are providing the company with an exciting foundation to commence field exploration in early 2019.”
Ferguson spoke to Proactive Investors last month, saying the junior company was well positioned in the “underexplored” 1,000-kilometre Kalahari belt.
The belt consists of folded and metamorphosed meta-sedimentary rocks located along the north-west edge of Kalahari Crato.
Kopore Metals' prospecting licences along Africa's Kalahari Copper Belt
Kopore expects to start exploration at its Omenye and Ongava Domal prospects in the first stage of its campaign.
Kopore plans to undertake a ground electromagnetic survey over Ongava Domal to help refine geological interpretation and determine an initial potential exploration program.