LSE-listed Kavango Resources has identified a cluster of three electromagnetic (EM) conductors within Target Area B in the northern (Hukuntsi) section of the Kalahari Suture Zone (KSZ) in Botswana.
The size and orientation of these conductors conform to an idealised model for the Talnakh and Kharaelakh massive sulphide nickel/copper/platinum group element (PGE) orebodies at Norilsk, the company says.
It adds that this fits both the 'Norilsk Model' that it has used in its exploration for large-scale nickel/copper orebodies in the KSZ, as well as a more detailed nickel/copper/PGE orebody model.
Kavango has ranked the three EM conductors as priority targets for future drilling.
The three EM conductors have been identified in close proximity to one another.
Kavango says this is first evidence captured in the KSZ of a cluster of drill targets, which corresponds to similar clusters observed at Talnakh and Kharaelakh.
It highlights that Norilsk is one of the world's largest nickel/copper/PGE mines.
The three EM conductors are noted to exhibit strong conductance readings, which conform to an idealised nickel/copper/PGE orebody model.
“These are some of the most outstanding exploration results Kavango has delivered in the KSZ. We now have three significant drill targets, in close proximity to one another, in our hunt for 'Norilsk Model' nickel/copper/PGE orebodies.
“The primary objective of this phase of EM was to define comprehensively the B1 conductor. We achieved this and, pending final modelling of the 14 350 Siemens B1 conductor, it will be drill-ready. This is a high-priority drill target,” CEO Ben Turney says.