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White Metal JV partner drills 27 m of 1.6% Cu at DorWit

2022-04-14 12:24 ET - News Release

Dr. Scott Jobin-Bevans reports


White Metal Resources Corp. has provided an update from its Australian joint venture partner Noronex Ltd. on the DorWit copper-silver project, located in the Kalahari copper belt of central Namibia (see Noronex news release dated April 4, 2022). DorWit comprises three exclusive prospecting licences (EPLs) that cover 72,000 hectares, referred to as the Witvlei project (EPL 7028 and EPL 7029) and Dordabis project (EPL 7030). The property is prospective for sedimentary-hosted copper-silver mineralization within the prolific Kalahari copper belt that spans Namibia and Botswana. The focus of current exploration and drilling by Noronex is on the target areas in the Witvlei project, which covers about 390 square kilometres.

Highlights: Dalheim prospect

  • Numerous high-grade copper intercepts reported from the Dalheim prospect, including:
    • 27 metres at 1.6 per cent copper from 42 metres in 22DHRC06, including six metres at 2.9 per cent copper;
    • 29 m at 0.7 per cent Cu from 113 m in 22DHRC04, including four m at 3.3 per cent Cu, and 10 m at 1 per cent Cu from 162 m;
    • 31 m at 0.7 per cent Cu from 68 m in 22DHRC02, including seven m at 1.7 per cent Cu;
  • Drill holes have a number of mineralized intervals, with 22DHRC04 reporting without dilution, 153 m at 0.39 per cent Cu from 34 m and 22DHRC06 reporting 112 m at 0.44 per cent Cu from 42 m;
  • Copper intercepted over a 1.2-kilometre strike length defined by parallel drill hole fences;
  • Central fence of holes has demonstrated a number of copper intercepts commencing above the basal sandstone in a sequence of fine siltstones with a 300-metre-thick zone with numerous high-grade shallow intercepts;
  • Infill soil sampling under way to help define planned follow-up drilling along strike of this zone.

Reverse circulation drill hole results are reported above a 0.3-per-cent Cu cut-off with three metres and six metres of internal dilution. True widths are not known at this time.

Results from the first eight holes completed at the Dalheim prospect have been received, with results pending for the final five holes (22DHRC009 to 013). A total of 2,718 metres were drilled in 13 RC holes.

The initial drilling program at the Witvlei project, comprising 71 RC holes totalling 13,947 m, has now been completed. Further work is being evaluated and will be finalized when full results have been received from the drilling program.

Dalheim prospect

The Dalheim prospect drilling intersected the Eskadron formation containing brown siltstone at the contact with a thick oxidized red sandstone. Mineralization is strongly developed at the first siltstone above this sandstone reporting 27 m at 1.6 per cent Cu in 22DHRC06, with concentrations up to 4 per cent Cu over one metre. The bedding and mineralization are interpreted to dip steeply to the south but no orientated core is available as yet to understand the mineralization style. A diamond drilling program will be considered after further infill RC drilling.

Malachite staining was intercepted from surface in hole 22DHRC005 and oxidation is down to approximately 20 m vertically, with fine pyrite, chalcopyrite and chalcocite developed in the siltstone horizons at depth below.

A fence of holes was drilled 400 m east on a separate geochemistry anomaly, and holes 22DHRC001 and 22DHRC007 intersected a number of copper horizons, including three metres at 0.9 per cent Cu from 110 m, indicating the mineralization is laterally extensive. The prospective sandstone contact was not tested, and further detailed mapping and soil sampling are under way to better define this target.

A further fence of holes drilled 800 m to the west demonstrates a 1.2 km strike of mineralization where 22DHRC008 intersected a number of copper horizons, including four metres at 0.4 per cent Cu from 40 metres.

The continuity and prospectivity between these zones are unclear and further work, including soil sampling and ground magnetics, is planned to assist in targeting the next phase of drilling. A further drilling program is being planned to follow up anomalous geology intersected in the initial 13 holes drilled to date.

Analytical procedure

RC drill hole chip samples were collected in three-metre composites and at one-metre intervals where mineralization was visually noted. Samples were prepared in the ALS sample preparation facility in Namibia and assayed at its laboratory in South Africa.

RC chip samples were split by a cone splitter on the cyclone and then composited by spearing where required. The majority of samples were collected dry. Quality control procedures were in place by the company with one in 20 blanks and standards inserted, and field duplicates collected at one-in-20 frequency.

Samples were prepared at the ALS Okahandja laboratory in Namibia. Samples were weighed, fine crushing of entire sample to 70 per cent minus two millimetres, split off 250 grams and pulverize split to better than 85 per cent passing 75 microns. Samples were analyzed by ALS Johannesburg for ME-ICP61 and overlimit by ME-OG62 33 elements by a four-acid digestion, HCl leach and ICP-AES (inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry). Quality control procedures are in place with repeats and blanks inserted by the laboratory.


The Namibian project comprises three exclusive prospecting licences (EPLs 7028, 7029 and 7030) covering 72,000 hectares that are prospective for sedimentary copper-silver mineralization along the prolific Kalahari copper belt that spans Namibia and Botswana. The Namibian project contains a current JORC (2012) inferred mineral resource of 10 million tonnes grading 1.3 per cent Cu (see Noronex news release dated March 8, 2021). The focus of the current exploration efforts is the five targets on the Witvlei Cu-Ag project (EPL 7028 and 7029).

Qualified person

Technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Dr. Scott Jobin-Bevans (PGeo), interim president and chief executive officer, and a director of White Metal, who is a qualified person under the definitions established by National Instrument 43-101. Information and data in this news release have been largely extracted from the Noronex news release dated April 4, 2022.

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