Kasonta Project Lubumbashi Region - Kasonta Project Exploration Potential
- Project consist of 3 concessions covering an area of 82.71 km2, approximately 60km NE of Lubumbashi
- Over 23km of Roan sediments are interpreted to extend onto licence area
- Roan sediments are being mined at Kamukongo and by artisanal miners immediately to the east of concessions
- Proposed exploration consists of sampling of artisanal pits and exposures will be sampled during the due diligence period in preparation for targeted regional soil sampling and auger drilling programmes
The Kasonta Project is comprised of 3 tenements which cover 82.71km2 and are centred roughly 25km ESE of Kinsevere as shown in Figure 7 and 60km NE of Lubumbashi. PR 12726 is the most advanced of the 3 permits with cobalt and copper workings at two local occurrences, Kastona East and Kifimashi.
Roan sediments exposed on the permit have a NNW orientation and extend southwards onto PR 13728 where they are interpreted to cover more than 23km of the tenement. Both tenements are highly prospective in terms of cobalt and copper mineralisation, based on artisanal activity and nearby Gécamines mining on PE 530.
PR 12727 lies to the west of the exposed Roan sediments on PR’s 12726 and 13728, and covers 1km of the structure that hosts a 25-30m wide breccia zone in which Roan sediments are exposed in the northwest sector of the pit. The breccia zone runs from the Roan Group in a NE-SW direction through the NW portion of the PR 12727 property. Roan sediments strike NNW – SSE highlighting the potential for identifying new areas underlain by potentially mineralised Roan sediments.
Initial reconnaissance work carried out by Madini has highlighted the potential for all 3 licences to host significant cobalt and copper mineralisation. All artisanal workings will be mapped and sampled during the due diligence period to gain a better understanding of potentially mineralised areas which will be the initial focus of detailed soil sampling and air core drilling programmes.