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#KAV Kavango Resources – IOCG Presentation

Botswana focussed metals exploration company Kavango Resources plc (LSE:KAV) is pleased to announce the Company will host an online shareholder event to present the Iron Oxide Copper-Gold (“IOCG”) exploration model for the Great Red Spot.

The Great Red Spot (the “GRS”) is in the northern section of the Kalahari Suture Zone Project. It has been recognised as a large-scale exploration target for major metal and mineral deposits since the mid-1970s. However, technology has only advanced sufficiently in recent years to allow effective exploration.

Kavango has been conducting exploration over this 5km x 8km magnetic body since 2018. Following six months of additional field exploration and detailed desktop analysis, the Company announced the IOCG target on 07 May 2022. A full description of the IOCG target can be read in the announcement (link below):

https://www.investegate.co.uk/kavango-resources–kav-/rns/ksz—second-mineralisation-target-type-at-the-grs/202205090700067421K/

IOCG systems can host highly valuable copper, gold and uranium ores.  The large size and relatively simple metallurgy can produce extremely profitable mines.

IOCG deposits are an alteration “overprint” of the host geology when they form. Therefore, Kavango believes the IOCG model represents a second mineralisation style possibly present within the GRS, in addition to the existing potential for nickel/copper (Ni/Cu) sulphide deposits.

Kavango believes this is a significant development for the prospectivity of the GRS.

Jeremy Brett and Hillary Gumbo, Kavango’s chief geophysicists, will present the results of their work to investors in an online event on Wednesday 01 June at 1900GMT. Shareholders and investors are invited to join this event using the details below.

This event will be recorded and subsequently published on the Company’s website.

Ben Turney, Chief Executive Officer of Kavango Resources, commented:

“The IOCG target at the Great Red Spot is a significant one for Kavango Resources. We have four separate data points that appear to correspond with one another, pointing in the same direction. These include results from gravity, magnetic and Audio-MagnetoTelluric (AMT) surveys, together with magnetite encountered in Hole KSZDD001.

Given the potential size of the IOCG target and the amount of work our team has put into developing this model, we’ve decided to host an event to let our geophysicists, Jeremy Brett and Hillary Gumbo, present their work unimpeded by time constraints. Investors are welcome to join the presentation and ask questions directly.

We will also take the opportunity to present images of vertical slices taken from our AMT surveys.  We’ve talked a lot over recent months about our increasingly sophisticated use of AMT and shareholders will now be able to see how important this technology could be in our attempts to open up the Kalahari Suture Zone.”

Topic: Kavango Resources Plc IOCG Presentation

Time: Jun 1, 2022 07:00 PM London

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Further information in respect of the Company and its business interests is provided on the Company’s website at www.kavangoresources.com and on Twitter at #KAV.

For further information please contact:

Kavango Resources plc

Ben Turney

bturney@kavangoresources.com

+46 7697 406 06

  First Equity (Joint Broker)

+44 207 374 2212

Jason Robertson 

SI Capital Limited (Joint Broker)

+44 1483 413500

Nick Emerson

#KAV Kavango Resources – Great Red Spot – strong gravity anomaly identified

Kavango Resources plc (LSE:KAV) the exploration company targeting the discovery of world-class mineral deposits in Botswana, is pleased to announce completion of a ground gravity survey (the “Gravity Survey”) over the Great Red Spot (“GRS”), in Target Area B of the Company’s Kalahari Suture Zone (“KSZ”) project.

The GRS is a previously identified large-scale ~11km diameter magnetic anomaly that has been subject to limited historic exploration.

The Gravity Survey has identified a strong gravity anomaly, which is coincident with the roughly 2250 nanoTesla positive magnetic anomaly of the GRS.

The gravity anomaly has an amplitude of approximately 30 milliGal and is roughly 7km in diameter at its widest along the North-South geophysical lines.

Gravity anomalies are due to density contrasts in rock units relative to the background geology. In mineral exploration a strong gravity anomaly can indicate the presence of an intrusion, alteration and mineralisation.

Highlights

· Visual inspection of drill core from KSZDD001 and reinterpretation of existing magnetic data encouraged Kavango to perform the Gravity Survey

· Gravity Survey was carried out over Target Area B in December, covering boreholes KSZDD001 (drilled to 1,000m) and KSZDD002 (currently at 390m)

· Scintrex CG-5 Autograv gravimeter and Leica GPS1200 RTK differential GPS were used to perform Gravity Survey

· Total of seven 13km lines of gravity data were acquired, including:

–  Five North-South lines at 800m spacing

–  2 East-West tie lines at 2,000m spacing

–  Stations spaced at roughly 200m along each line (460 stations)

· Strong ~30 miliGal Bouguer anomaly detected

· Kavango is now preparing an Audio-Magnetotelluric (“AMT”) survey over the GRS to futher refine its understanding of this target

 

Ben Turney, Chief Executive Officer of Kavango Resources, commented:

“While it is too early to start drawing definitive conclusions, we are keen to pursue the possibility that the Great Red Spot could host stacked mineralised systems.

Although this is a relatively new geological theory for Kavango, it is interesting that it builds on our existing work. The younger, shallower Karoo gabbros over the Great Red Spot remain our primary focus, but we are increasingly aware of the potential for the deeper, much older Proterozoic gabbros to host an entirely separate system.

Reinterpretation of our existing magnetic model helped send us down this path and it is encouraging that the gravity survey results are coincident with the magnetics.

Quite what that system will prove to be remains to be seen, but we are led by the data in this. The more independent evidence we can gather that supports a new deposit, the more compelling the case will become.

This is why we are now prioritising the AMT survey as a next step. Our hope is the AMT survey will provide a third data set, which complements the results from magnetic and gravity surveys.”

 

Keeping an open mind in minerals exploration is crucial. We did not set out last year to find a new potential mineralizing system in the deeper Proterozoic rocks

Background

The Great Red Spot (GRS”) is a previously identified large-scale ~11km diameter magnetic anomaly that has been subject to limited historic exploration.

Thanks to significant advances in geophysical technology and analytical software over the last two decades, Kavango believes it has been able to create a more accurate geophysical model of the Great Red Spot (the “New GRS Model”). The New GRS Model combines historic data with data gathered by the Company in its exploration of the KSZ (announced 22 September 2021).

Following completion of Hole KSZDD001, which was drilled 1,000m into the GRS, preliminary visual inspection of the drill core revealed the presence of sulphides and abundant magnetite throughout the 49m intersection of the Proterozoic gabbro encountered at the bottom of the hole (announced 16 November). Kavango is currently testing the origin of the sulphide and magnetite, through detailed petrographic work and various assay techniques at internationally accredited laboratories in South Africa.

Following further internal analysis, Kavango began to investigate the possibility that the GRS might host two distinct, separate mineralised systems (announced 22 November 2021). These are:

· A younger Karoo-age system prospective for Nickel/Copper/Platinum Group Elements, which Kavango is currently testing through drilling the B1 Conductor

· An older Proterozoic-age system, which Kavango is in the process of developing a mineralisation model for

Kavango believes the coincidental source of the magnetic and gravity anomalies in the GRS may lie within the Proterozoic gabbros.

The purpose of the AMT survey will be to provide a third standalone data set, to deepen Kavango’s understanding of the geophysical anomaly in the heart of the Great Red Spot. Lines are currently being cut for the survey and results are expected in the coming months.

Further information in respect of the Company and its business interests is provided on the Company’s website at www.kavangoresources.com and on Twitter at #KAV.

For further information please contact:

Kavango Resources plc   

Ben Turney

bturney@kavangoresources.com  

First Equity (Joint Broker)

+44 207 374 2212

Jason Robertson 

SI Capital Limited (Joint Broker) 

+44 1483 413500

Nick Emerson

Power Metal Resources #POW – Tati Project Botswana – Licences Received

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Power Metal Resources plc (LON:POW),  the London listed exploration company seeking large-scale metal discoveries across its global project portfolio, announces that the two Prospecting Licences (“PLs”) comprising the Tati Project (“Project”) have now been successfully transferred into Tati Greenstone Resources Pty Ltd (“TGR”), a wholly-owned private Botswana-based subsidiary of Power Metal.

Paul Johnson Chief Executive Officer of Power Metal Resources plc commented:

“This is an extremely poignant moment for Power Metal, with the successful transfer of PLs securing Power Metal’s first 100% owned project in mining friendly Botswana.

We are grateful for the support of the Vendors and the local authorities in Botswana during this transfer process and also to our in-Country team members who have been key to the establishment of our local holding company and to various operations on the ground.

We have been highly proactive at the Tati Project, with multiple 2021 exploration programmes implemented which have identified multiple large-scale gold and nickel-in-soil anomalies, some of which we targeted during the recent reverse circulation drilling programme.

We very much look forward to the receipt of the assay results from the drilling programme and further steps with this exciting 100% owned opportunity.”

BACKGROUND

On 28 July 2021 Power Metal exercised an option (the “Option”) to acquire a 100% interest in the Tati Project, and the process was commenced to transfer the two Project PLs ( PL 126/2019 and PL 127/2019) , into Power Metal’s wholly owned Botswana subsidiary.

The Option exercise announcement may be viewed through the following link:

https://www.londonstockexchange.com/news-article/POW/tati-project-botswana-option-exercised/15075700

HIGHLIGHTS

· Power Metal, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, TGR, now has a 100% interest in the Tati Project with the successful transfer of PL 126/2019 and PL 127/2019 to TGR from the Vendors.

· The district-scale PL126/2019 and PL127/2019 licences cover an area of 35km2 and 89km2 respectively; the PLs were established 10 October 2019 and grant an exclusive prospecting right to the owner for a period of 3 years ending 30 September 2022. Power Metal intends to satisfy the third-year expenditure requirements and seek renewals for both licences later in the year.

· With the PLs transferred the Tati Project becomes the Company’s first wholly-owned Botswana based project where large-scale gold and nickel discoveries are being targeted.

· The successful transfer triggers certain share and warrant issuances to the Vendors, further details of which are provided below.

· Initial exploration conducted by the Company in 2021 highlighted five target areas across the two PLs which are defined by kilometre-scale geochemical anomalies that are coincident with various geological structures that were highlighted by ground geophysical surveys.

· Following successful initial exploration, the Company recently completed a maiden drill programme at the Tati Project comprising 23 reverse circulation (“RC”) drillholes for a total 1,092m drilled. The RC holes tested multiple nickel and gold targets across the PLs.

· RC samples were shipped to Johannesburg for sample preparation at Intertek Genalysis (“Intertek”) preparatory facility, and have since been shipped and received in Perth, Australia, at Intertek’s laboratory where they are undergoing analysis. Results from all RC samples are still pending and are expected in the near term.

LICENCE TRANSFER – TRANSACTION TERMS

Vendor:

Vital Commodities Pty Ltd, a company registered and Incorporated in Botswana (“VC”) VC is a private Botswana company that held the two PLs comprising the Tati Project (the “Vendors”). VC is 100% owned by Equity Drilling Limited, a company registered and incorporated in Guernsey.

Terms:

Note the Option fee in respect of this transaction was a cash payment of £50,000 to the Vendors as originally announced on 6 May 2021 which has been paid.  The full amount of £50,000 paid (the “Offset Payment”) may be credited and offset from the cost of the drilling undertaken by Equity Drilling Limited (100% owner of VC) who have a right to quote for drilling work on the PLs until 30 September 2022 or at other Power Metal held interests in Botswana. 

 

Following transfer of PL 126/2019 and PL 127/2019 into Power Metal’s Botswana wholly-owned subsidiary TGR the following consideration shares and warrants have become due and payable:

 

–  Power Metal will now pay consideration of £25,000, payable through the issue to the Vendors of 833,333 new ordinary Shares of 0.1p each in the Company (“New Ordinary Shares”) at an issue price of 3.0 pence per New Ordinary Share (“Initial Exercise Shares”).

 

–  Power Metal has also elected to proceed with the year 3 exploration spend programme (for the year ending 30 September 2022) and will now pay a further consideration of £50,000, to the Vendors through the issue of 833,333 New Ordinary Shares at an issue price of 3.0p each for each licence, resulting in 1,666,666 New Ordinary Shares to be issued (the “Further Exercise Shares”).

 

Additionally, the Company shall now issue to the Vendors 5,833,332 warrants over New Ordinary Shares (the “Vendor Warrants”) in two separate tranches of 2,916,666 warrants each as follows:

 

–  2,916,666 Vendor Warrants shall be issued enabling the Vendors to acquire 2,916,666 New Ordinary Shares at an exercise price of 5p per share, exercisable over a 2-year period from 6 May 2021 and which are only exercisable on completion of exploration drilling against which the £50,000 Offset Payment has been credited (the “5p Vendor Warrants”).  To date, £25,000 of the £50,000 Offset Payment has been credited.

 

The 5p Vendor Warrants shall be subject to a 5-day VWAP accelerator, by which should Power Metal shares trade above 10p for 5 trading days then the Company shall have the right to serve notice on VC that it must exercise and pay for the exercised 5p Vendor Warrants within 14 calendar days or the 5p Vendor Warrants shall be cancelled.

 

–  2,916,666 Vendor Warrants shall also be issued enabling the Vendors to acquire 2,916,666 New Ordinary Shares at an exercise price of 7.5p per share, exercisable over a 2-year period from 6 May 2021 and which are only exercisable on completion of exploration drilling against which the £50,000 Offset Payment has been credited (the “7.5p Vendor Warrants”).

 

The 7.5p Vendor Warrants shall be subject to a 5-day volume-weighted average price (“VWAP”) accelerator, by which should Power Metal shares trade above 15p for 5 trading days then the Company shall have the right to serve notice on VC that it must exercise and pay for the exercised 7.5p Vendor Warrants within 14 calendar days or the 7.5p Vendor Warrants shall be cancelled.

 

In addition to the above, Power Metal will pay a single further deferred consideration payment of £100,000 through the issue to the Vendors of 3,333,333 New Ordinary Shares at an issue price of 3.0p (“Final Exercise Shares”) if either of the two following conditions are met:

 

–  (1) Confirmation of a 250,000 oz Au JORC (2012) compliant gold Mineral Resource across the two prospecting licences

 

–  (2) Confirmation of a 5,000,000 tonne economic nickel deposit at a grade of >1.5% nickel.

 

Up to 30 September 2022 Power Metal will engage VC to quote for all drilling activities undertaken on PL 126/2019 and PL 127/2019.

 

The Vendors and their professional licensing and geological teams will continue to work with Power Metal to manage licences and third-party relationships, undertake ground exploration and to help where appropriate to further build the licence footprint in Botswana. Reasonable commercial terms will be agreed for any additional work undertaken.

 

TATI GREENSTONE BELT INFORMATION

 

The Tati Greenstone Belt (“TGB”) is located in the vicinity of Francistown, adjacent to the Zimbabwe border, in north-eastern Botswana. With a total strike length of 65km and up to 20km in width the TGB hosts a large number of orogenic style gold deposits and several economically significant intrusive magmatic nickel-copper-platinum group elements (“Ni-Cu-PGE”) rich sulphide deposits.

 

A gold rush started at Tati in 1867 leading to the establishment of Francistown and over 70 reported small scale gold mining operations. 

 

The TGB is Botswana’s only gold producing region with the Mupane gold mine (held by Galane Gold Ltd) being the country’s only major gold producer. Mupane was formerly an open-pit operation and is now an underground mine. It is located in the southern part of the TGB.

 

The known nickel deposits on the greenstone belt consist almost entirely of disseminated to semi massive sulphide bodies hosted by a series of late stage gabbroic-troctolitic intrusive bodies. Significant nickel operations operated until 2016, including the former Tati Nickel Mining’s Selkirk underground mine which commenced production in 1989 and the Phoenix open pit which started in 1995. Both deposits are located in the south-central portion of the TGB.

 

Geologically the TGB is part of the Francistown Arc Complex within the southern margin of the Archean age Zimbabwe Craton in the northern contact zone of the Limpopo Belt. The principal lithologies of the TGB are lower greenschist to lower amphibolite facies volcanic and sedimentary rocks, constrained by three fault-bounded volcano-plutonic sequences which are intruded by granitoids.  

 

Whilst there is a long history of small scale gold mining on the TGB, the Company believes it to be under explored by modern standards and systematic exploration focussing on areas with sand cover and geophysics targeting greater depths are likely to yield further gold and nickel discoveries.

GLOSSARY

Orogenic Gold (Deposits) – Gold deposits found within metamorphic belts which form as a result of major crustal deformation events.

Intrusive Magmatic Nickel (Deposits) – Nickel deposits found at the base of large mafic and ultramafic intrusive bodies. 

PGE – Platinum group elements (ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium, and platinum)

Mafic Intrusive Unit – Igneous rock that is dominated by magnesium and iron rich silicate minerals including pyroxene, amphibole, olivine, and mica.

ADMISSION AND TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS

Application will be made for the 2,499,999 Initial and Further Exercise Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM which is expected to occur on or around 19 January 2022 (“Admission”). The Initial and Further Exercise Shares will rank pari passu in all respects with the ordinary shares of the Company currently traded on AIM.

Following Admission, the Company’s issued share capital will comprise 1,444,339,986 ordinary shares of 0.1p each. This number will represent the total voting rights in the Company and may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculation by which they can determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

#KAV Kavango Resources – KCB: MoU to accelerate 90% ownership of the LVR JV

 

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Kavango Resources plc (LSE:KAV), the exploration company targeting the discovery of world-class mineral deposits in Botswana, is pleased to announce the Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”)to accelerate its 90 per cent (“90pc”) ownership of the LVR Joint Venture (the “LVR JV”) in the Kalahari Copper Belt (the “KCB”).

The LVR JV incorporates prospecting licences PL082/2018 & PL 083/2018, which cover 1,091km2 of prospective ground the KCB (the “Project”). Under the original terms of the LVR JV, the Company had been earning into 90pc ownership of the Project, through a pre-agreed spending programme.

However, results from field exploration have increased the Company’s confidence in the Project. Consequently, Kavango made a proposal to LVR GeoExplorers (Pty) Ltd (“LVR”) to accelerate its 90pc ownership.

Kavango and LVR have now signed the MoU to the effect that in return for Kavango taking an immediate 90pc stake in the LVR JV, the Company will issue to LVR 2,000,000 Ordinary Shares (at an issue price of 5.5p per share) and 2,000,000 warrants, exercisable at 8.5p per share for a period of two years (the “Warrants”)

The Warrants are subject to an acceleration clause, whereby if the Company’s shares close above 17p for 5 trading days, the Company may write to warrant holders at any time providing 10 working days’ notice of accelerated exercise, with 10 working days thereafter for payment

Kavango CEO Ben Turney will host a live shareholder webinar via Twitter Spaces through the Company’s Twitter account at 1900GMT on Monday 29 November to discuss the 90pc ownership acceleration in the LVR JV and how it fits with Kavango’s strategy (visit https://twitter.com/KavangoRes or use the handle @KavangoRes for more information)

 

Ben Turney, Chief Executive Officer of Kavango Resources, commented:

“The LVR JV is perhaps our “forgotten” project. However, this does not reflect the exploration potential of the two prospecting licences held within it. PL082 is particularly encouraging, with what appears to be a conductor target, analogous with the Banana Zone deposit on the other side of Ghanzi Ridge.

To simplify the JV arrangement and accelerate our direct 90% direct interest in the joint venture, we made an offer to LVR GeoExplorers, which I am very happy to report they accepted. Since Kavango was already going to carry significant exploration expenditure under the original terms of the earn-in, doing this deal at this stage makes sense.

We now need to finalise the terms described in the memorandum of understanding to conclude the deal. In the meantime, field work will continue across both prospecting licences and we expect to release further updates in the near future. “

 

Further information in respect of the Company and its business interests is provided on the Company’s website at www.kavangoresources.com and on Twitter at #KAV.

For further information please contact:

Kavango Resources plc  

Ben Turney

bturney@kavangoresources.com  

First Equity (Joint Broker)

+44 207 374 2212

Jason Robertson 

SI Capital Limited (Joint Broker) 

+44 1483 413500

Nick Emerson

Power Metal Resources #POW Fundraising – Paul Johnson talks to Alan Green

Power Metal Resources #POW Fundraising – Paul Johnson and Alan Green discuss junior resource stocks and the sense that the sector ‘malaise’ is starting to bottom out. We discuss the placing announced this morning, which raised just over £1m to accelerate strategic expansion. We look at developments at the Katoro Haneti JV, discuss expansion at the Athabasca uranium project near Saskatchewan and the ‘bonanza’ silver grades at the Canada Silver Peak project. Paul discusses the progress of the IPO’s, including Golden Metal and FDR and outlines upcoming developments in Q1 2022.

#KAV Kavango Resources – Kalahari Copper Belt – LVR JV Licence renewal

kavKavango Resources plc (LSE:KAV), the exploration company targeting the discovery of world-class mineral deposits in Botswana, is pleased to announce renewal of Prospecting Licences (“PLs”) PL082/2018 and PL083/2018 (the “LVR Project”) in the Kalahari Copper Belt (“KCB”). The LVR Project is held in a Joint Venture between the Company and LVR GeoExplorers (Pty) Ltd (“LVR”). Kavango is currently earning into the LVR Project and has to date acquired a 25% stake.

The LVR Project covers 1,091km2 of prospective ground in the KCB. First drill targets were announced on 03 June 2021. Field exploration is ongoing and a further update is expected in the coming weeks.

Ben Turney, Chief Executive Officer of Kavango Resources, commented:

“The LVR Project is quietly gaining momentum. We think PL082 is particularly interesting. Analysis and fieldwork so far suggest this licence could contain a mirror of Cupric Canyon’s Banana Zone South Limb on the other side of the Ghanzi Ridge. We expect to release descriptive media, illustrating the extent of this project’s potential in the coming weeks.”

About the LVR JV

The LVR JV Agreement between Kavango and LVR GeoExplorers Ltd comprises two PLs totalling 1,091km2. Kavango has the right to acquire a 90% interest in the LVR Project through a staged mechanism over seven years from 2 June 2021. Three stages remaining in the earn-in agreement, which require that Kavango spend up to 27.5million BWP (c.£1.8million) in exploration expenditure to earn its 90% interest.

Stage 1 of the JV was completed on 2 June 2021, meaning Kavango has earned 25% interest in the two PLs.

 

Further information in respect of the Company and its business interests is provided on the Company’s website at www.kavangoresources.com and on Twitter at #KAV.

For additional information please contact:

Kavango Resources plc

Ben Turney

bturney@kavangoresources.com

+46 7697 406 06

First Equity (Joint Broker)

+44 207 374 2212

Jason Robertson 

SI Capital Limited (Joint Broker)

+44 1483 413500

Nick Emerson

Power Metal Resources #POW – CEO Paul Johnson talks to Alan Green about this week’s developments in Australia and the USA

Alan Green talks to Power Metal Resources #POW CEO Paul Johnson from the Sussex Innovation Centre podcast studio about the geophysics bullseye target found at the FDR #Copper #Gold project at the Paterson Province, Australia, plus the option agreement to purchase the Pilot Mountain Project from #Thor Mining to add to the #Golconda, #Stonewall & #Garfield projects in #Nevada. Paul also talks about the upcoming project spinoff IPOs

Power Metal Resources #POW – Alan Green talks to CEO Paul Johnson

Power Metal Resources #POW CEO Paul Johnson talks to Alan Green about his major commitment to the company and the 74.5m shares he, his family and Value Generation Ltd hold in the business. Paul discusses how the IPO process will generate value for shareholders, and for POW. Finally Paul updates on all key projects including the Silver Peak project in British Columbia, the Hemlo-Schreiber Gold belt project, the Goldconda and Stonewall project in Nevada, and in Australia the Red Rock #RRR Australasia JV in Victoria and Paterson Province FDR JV in the Pilbara. We finish on the African portfolio including the Botswana Molopo Farms Project, Kalahari Copper Belt South Ghanzi Acacia and Morula prospects and Ditau joint ventures with Kavango Resources #KAV, the Tanzania Haneti Nickel JV with Katoro Gold #KAT and the DRC Copper Cobalt project.

Kavango Resources #KAV – KSZ Update & Expansion

Kavango Resources plc (LSE:KAV), the exploration company targeting the discovery of world-class mineral deposits in Botswana, is pleased to provide an update on its Kalahari Suture Zone (“KSZ”) Project.

Highlights:

Ø Update on Hole TA2DD002:

–    TA2DD002 is the second hole in the planned 6-hole programme currently being undertaken to investigate the Karoo gabbros in the Hukuntsi section of the KSZ.

–    Double shift drilling commenced on Friday 20 August

–    As of 1800 on Sunday 22 August the Hole was at 137m

–    Hole to test deeper Karoo gabbro “keel”, believed to be connected to the same gabbro encountered in Hole TA2DD001 (announced 16 August 2021), 1km to the west

–    Additional objective to test potential contact between Karoo and Proterozoic gabbros, which might represent a possible ‘feeder zone’

–    Hole to target western part of the same >1km geophysical anomaly (“Target A2”) drilled at Hole TA2DD001 (announced 20 April 2021)

–    Anticipated target depth of 400m to 450m (though preparations in place to drill up to 800m depending on contact with any gabbro encountered)

Ø Downhole electromagnetic (“EM”) survey Hole TA2DD001

–    Hole cased down to 393m from surface with steel casing, because of broken ground conditions

–    EM probe run by Spectral Geophysics Ltd (“Spectral) from 394m to 560m

–    According to analysis from Spectral, the A2 Time Domain Electromagnetic (“TDEM”) anomaly has been masked by the steel casing at 370m (i.e. the EM signal could not penetrate it)

–    Results inconclusive, but alternative options being evaluated for future hole design and possible downhole EM surveys

Ø Award of two new PLs in the KSZ covering a combined 1,258km2

–    Applied for in March 2021

–    PL081/2021 covers 987.8km2 across the eastern edge of the KSZ

–    PL080/2021 covers 270.4km2 and is contiguous with the Company’s existing PLs in the northern section of the KSZ

–    Both are 3-year licences, with the option of two 2-year renewal periods

–    £52,000 spending commitment in each PL over first 3 years

–    Kavango now holds 14 PLs in the KSZ, covering 8,751.7km2 

Ben Turney, Chief Executive Officer of Kavango Resources, commented:

“I’m very pleased at how quickly we’ve progressed to double shift drilling at Hole TA2DD002. We are now successfully moving through the gears of this drill campaign. The speed at which Equity Drilling/Mindea safely mobilised the rig to the new site is encouraging. 

Core recovery continues to be consistent and of the highest standard.

Meanwhile, the inconclusive results of the downhole EM survey of Hole TA2DD001 emphasise some of the engineering challenges we face. Keeping a deep hole open to depth in the KSZ is tough. It’s a credit to the drillers that Spectral got the EM probe from 394m depth to 560m, but the steel casing from surface to 393m meant readings could not be taken below this depth. We now believe the primary A2 Conductor is at 370m.

While the cores we extract are by far the most important data source, it would have been helpful to see the EM response of the A2 Conductor at its base. The steel casing will be left in place for the time being, until the downhole survey (to confirm the orientation of the hole) is completed. At this point we will seek to remove the casing and possibly run another, shallower downhole EM survey. However, given what we have experienced so far with the ground closing in on itself, we have modest expectations about whether this will be possible.

Whatever the case, the results of the assays and the whole rock geochemical analyses should provide us with the most valuable evidence we need to guide future exploration.

With the award of 1,258km2 of new prospecting licences and working capital over £3million, Kavango is well-positioned to take full advantage of its strategic hold over this highly prospective region.”

Further information in respect of the Company and its business interests is provided on the Company’s website at www.kavangoresources.com and on Twitter at #KAV.

For further information please contact:

Kavango Resources plc   

Ben Turney

bturney@kavangoresources.com 

 First Equity (Joint Broker)

+44 207 374 2212

Jason Robertson             

SI Capital Limited (Joint Broker)       

+44 1483 413500

Nick Emerson

Kavango Competent Person Statement

The technical information contained in this announcement and the map of the A-C Corridor have been read and approved by Mr Mike Moles (BSc (Geology) & BSocSci (African Studies), who is a Member of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (MAusIMM) and has sufficient experience that is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposits under consideration to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2012 Edition of the ‘Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves’. Mr Moles is a beneficial shareholder of Kavango Resources plc.

Note to Editors:

THE KALAHARI SUTURE ZONE

Kavango’s 100% subsidiary in Botswana, Kavango Minerals (Pty) Ltd, is the holder of 14 prospecting licences covering 8,751.7km2 of ground, including 12 licences over a significant portion of the 450km long KSZ magnetic anomaly in the southwest of the country along which Kavango is exploring for Copper-Nickel-PGM rich sulphide ore bodies. This large area, which is entirely covered by Cretaceous and post-Cretaceous Kalahari Sediments, has not previously been explored using modern techniques.

The area covered by Kavango’s KSZ licences displays a geological setting with distinct similarities to that hosting World Class magmatic sulphide deposits such as those at Norilsk (Siberia) and Voisey’s Bay (Canada).

The Norilsk mining centre is about 2,800km northeast of Moscow and accounts for 90% of Russia’s nickel reserves, 55% of its copper and virtually all of its PGMs. Kavango’s licenses in the KSZ display a geological setting with distinct geological similarities to the magmatic sulphide deposits at Norilsk. Magma plumbing systems are a key feature of these deposits.

KSZ DEFINITIONS

EM Super Conductors: are bodies of highly conductive minerals such as graphite, magnetite and metal sulphides, which conduct electricity very rapidly provided the mineral grains are in contact with each other.

Gabbro/gabbroic: A coarse grained, medium to dark coloured rock, formed from the intrusion of mantle derived molten magma into the earth’s crust. Gabbroic rocks (or “gabbros”) are formed as the molten magma crystallizes and cools.

Gabbroic sills: Relatively thin, planar, horizontal bodies of solidified gabbroic magma that intruded into layers of sedimentary rock whilst still molten.

Karoo: The Karoo System covers 1.5 million km2 of the semi-desert region of Southern Africa. Rocks in this system formed 180-310 million years ago.

Massive sulphide: When a deposit consists almost entirely of sulphides it is termed “massive”. When it consists of grains or crystals of sulphide in a matrix of silicate minerals, it is termed “disseminated”.

Metal/Magmatic sulphide: Deposits of sulphide mineral concentrations in mafic and ultramafic rocks, derived from immiscible sulphide liquids. To view a video of how metal/magmatic sulphides form please visit –

https://twitter.com/KavangoRes/status/1316004057895645186?s=20

Norilsk Style: copper/nickel/PGE mineralisation associated with the intrusion into the upper parts of the Earth’s crust of mafic magma, which form magma chambers that sit below volcanic vents or fissures that extrude basaltic lava onto the surface (Hawaii is a possible modern equivalent). The Norilsk intrusions tend to have distinct morphologies, combining thin gabbro sills (wings) with deep keels (thought to be associated with feeder dykes) at the base.

Norilsk Model: a genetic geological model similar to that pertaining to the Norilsk/Talnakh deposits in Siberia. Traditionally, it was thought that, during emplacement, the magma incorporated sulphur rich country rock (e.g. coal measures) or evaporites into the melt, which allowed the molten magma to become sulphur saturated. The free sulphur would then combine, preferentially, with Cu/Ni/PGE metal ions to form metal sulphides, which, being heavy, tended to accumulate in traps or into the keel of the magma chamber. However, modern research suggests that the process might be more complex and may also involve changes of the chemical and physical properties of the magma during the introduction of new pulses of molten material from below. Such sudden changes may have caused rapid segregation of metal sulphides within and above the feeder dykes within the keel of the intrusion.

Sulphide mineralisation: If there is sufficient sulphur in the molten magma, it will tend to combine with metals (Cu, Zn, Ni, Co, Pb, PGEs etc.) to form metal sulphide complexes, which may coalesce to form massive sulphide deposits. If the melt is sulphide poor, the metals will be taken up into the silicate minerals that form as the magma cools and will not usually form economic deposits.

Kavango Resources #KAV – KSZ Hukuntsi – A2 Target Depth & Drilling Expansion

Kavango Resources plc (LSE:KAV), the exploration company targeting the discovery of world-class mineral deposits in Botswana, is pleased to announce successful completion of the first geological borehole in Target Area A (“Hole TA2DD001”) in the Hukuntsi (northern) section of the Company’s Kalahari Suture Zone (“KSZ”) Project. Hole TA2DD001 was drilled to a depth of 578m.

Following completion of Hole TA2DD001, the Company is pleased to announce it has signed an addendum to the current drill contract with Equity Drilling & Mindea Exploration and Drilling Services (Pty) (“Mindea”), which will now see the Company drill up to six geological holes in the current campaign in the KSZ (the “Campaign”).

Highlights

Ø Hole TA2DD001:

–    Drilled to a total depth of 578m

–    Drilling operations halted 10m below final contact with the Karoo gabbro

–    Primary objective fullfilled, with core samples successfully extracted throughout the entire hole

–    Visual inspection of cores confirms presence of sulphides

–    Coal seams encountered, confirming presence of potential source of sulphur for formation of magmatic sulphides

–    Core cutting expected to take 3-4 weeks to enable full sweep analysis of all core samples

–    Downhole electromagnetic (“EM”) survey to commence immediately

Ø Full sweep analysis of core samples to include:

–    Assay testing

–    Fire assay testing for gold and Platinum Group Elements (“PGEs”)

–    Whole rock geochemical analysis

–    Petrology analysis

Ø Further expansion of the Campaign:

–    Up to six boreholes now planned in the Campaign, targeting Target Areas A and C (the “A-C Corridor”) and Target Area B

–    Immediate mobilisation of rig to site of Hole TA2DD002 in Target Area A

–    On completion of Hole TA2DD002, rig to mobilise to Target Area B to drill the Company’s primary exploration target (“Target B1”, announced 2 July 2021)

Ø Final results to be announced on completion of the Campaign.

Ø Hole TA2DD002:

–    Located 1km west of Hole TA2DD001

–    Hole to test deeper Karoo gabbro “keel” (est. up to 800m), believed to be connected to the same gabbro encountered at Hole TA2DD001

–    Additional objective is to test potential contact between Karoo and Proterozoic gabbros, which might represent a possible volcanic ‘feeder’ zone

–    Hole to target the same >1km geophysical anomaly drilled at Hole TA2DD001 (announced 20 April 2021) 

Ben Turney, Chief Executive Officer of Kavango Resources, commented:

“Our strategic objective in the KSZ in 2021 is ‘proof of concept’. If we can achieve this, the prize on offer is considerable.

The successful completion of Hole TA2DD001 will hopefully prove to be a significant step forward in that direction.

This is the deepest hole Kavango has drilled and I would like to thank Equity Drilling and Mindea for the exceptional engineering effort they have accomplished on our behalf. The quality of core samples is superb and provides us with exactly the raw materials we need to perform detailed rock analysis to test the KSZ’s potential to host magmatic sulphide ore bodies.

Although we must remain measured, we are sufficiently encouraged by what we have seen so far geologically and operationally, to expand our current drill programme in the KSZ to up to six holes.

The drill rig is mobilising 1,000m from its current location to test a deeper ‘Norilsk-style keel’ formation, on the western edge of the A2 conductive anomaly. This next hole should really take us into the guts of the KSZ and will hopefully provide us with the most valuable geological data recovered yet in this region.

Following completion of drilling operations in Target Area A, we will then move the drill rig to Target B1. This is our current primary exploration target. The conductive anomaly is approximately 475m by 550m, with a verified conductance reading of 8,200Siemens.

Once we have completed drilling Target Area B our intention is to bring the rig back to Target Area C, to test the potential of the ‘A-C Corridor’.

We now move forward with confidence to the next hole.”

Operational Update

Drilling operations at Hole TA2DD001 commenced on 21 July 2021 and finished on 15 August 2021. Mindea, the drill rig operator, drilled to a total depth of 578m. The original target depth was 500m, but contact with the Karoo gabbro lasted until 568m.

The Company chose to drill a further 10m below this formation before halting operations to allow for preparation of an immediate downhole EM survey by Spectral Geophysics (“Spectral”). Spectral expects to complete the downhole EM survey over the coming days.

Mindea successfully retrieved high quality core samples throughout Hole TA2DD001 in 3-meter runs.  These samples are currently being cut, ready for shipment for laboratory analysis. The Company intends to test all gabbroic samples collected and plans to release full results on completion of the Campaign.

Kavango is confident that all of the gabbro samples collected from Hole TA2DD001 are Karoo-age. The presence of Karoo sediments above and below the gabbro samples appears to confirm the stratigraphic relationship, with clearly defined contacts at the chilled margins.

Laboratory testing will include standard assay testing for base metals, fire assay testing for gold and PGEs, whole rock geochemical analysis and petrology analysis of thin sections.

Mindea will now mobilise the drill rig to the site for Hole TA2DD002, 1,000m from its current location.

Hole TA2DD002 targets a deeper ‘Norilsk-style keel’ Karoo gabbro, as well as the western edge of the A2 conductor (targeted by Hole TA2DD001). Kavango expects to drill up to 800m at Hole TA2DD002, with the goal of testing the potential contact between the Karoo and Proterozoic gabbros. Kavango believes this could represent a possible Karoo-age feeder zone.

The Company will make a further announcement when drilling operations commence at Hole TA2DD002.

Following completion of Hole TA2DD002, Mindea will then move the rig to Target Area B and is expected to drill two holes here. Target Area B is roughly 16km from Target Area A.

The first of geological hole in Target Area B will target the conductive anomaly of the Target B1 (announced 02 July 2021). Target B1 is 475m by 550m, with a conductance of approximately 8,200Siemens. The decay constant is estimated to be in excess of 350ms. This is currently Kavango’s primary exploration target in the KSZ.

Further information in respect of the Company and its business interests is provided on the Company’s website at www.kavangoresources.com and on Twitter at #KAV.

For further information please contact:

Kavango Resources plc                

Ben Turney

bturney@kavangoresources.com 

 First Equity (Joint Broker)

+44 207 374 2212

Jason Robertson             

SI Capital Limited (Joint Broker)       

+44 1483 413500

Nick Emerson

Kavango Competent Person Statement

The information in this press release that relates to “geological and/or geophysical results” for the LVR Project is based on information compiled or reviewed by Mr Mike Moles BSc (Geology) & BSocSci (African Studies), a competent person who is a Member of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy. Mr Moles has sufficient experience that is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposits under consideration and to the activity, which he is undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2012 Edition of the ‘Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves’. Mr Moles consents to the inclusion in this release of the exploration results for the Project in the form and context in which it appears. Mr Moles is a beneficial shareholder of Kavango Resources plc.

Note to Editors:

THE KALAHARI SUTURE ZONE

Kavango’s 100% subsidiary in Botswana, Kavango Minerals (Pty) Ltd, is the holder of 14 prospecting licences covering 7,573.1km2 of ground, including 12 licences over a significant portion of the 450km long KSZ magnetic anomaly in the southwest of the country along which Kavango is exploring for Copper-Nickel-PGM rich sulphide ore bodies. This large area, which is entirely covered by Cretaceous and post-Cretaceous Kalahari Sediments, has not previously been explored using modern techniques.

The area covered by Kavango’s KSZ licences displays a geological setting with distinct similarities to that hosting World Class magmatic sulphide deposits such as those at Norilsk (Siberia) and Voisey’s Bay (Canada).

The Norilsk mining centre is about 2,800km northeast of Moscow and accounts for 90% of Russia’s nickel reserves, 55% of its copper and virtually all of its PGMs. Kavango’s licenses in the KSZ display a geological setting with distinct geological similarities to the magmatic sulphide deposits at Norilsk. Magma plumbing systems are a key feature of these deposits.

KSZ DEFINITIONS

EM Super Conductors: are bodies of highly conductive minerals such as graphite, magnetite and metal sulphides, which conduct electricity very rapidly provided the mineral grains are in contact with each other.

Gabbro/gabbroic: A coarse grained, medium to dark coloured rock, formed from the intrusion of mantle derived molten magma into the earth’s crust. Gabbroic rocks (or “gabbros”) are formed as the molten magma crystallizes and cools.

Gabbroic sills: Relatively thin, planar, horizontal bodies of solidified gabbroic magma that intruded into layers of sedimentary rock whilst still molten.

Karoo: The Karoo System covers 1.5 million km2 of the semi-desert region of Southern Africa. Rocks in this system formed 180-310 million years ago.

Massive sulphide: When a deposit consists almost entirely of sulphides it is termed “massive”. When it consists of grains or crystals of sulphide in a matrix of silicate minerals, it is termed “disseminated”.

Metal/Magmatic sulphide: Deposits of sulphide mineral concentrations in mafic and ultramafic rocks, derived from immiscible sulphide liquids. To view a video of how metal/magmatic sulphides form please visit –

https://twitter.com/KavangoRes/status/1316004057895645186?s=20

Norilsk Style: copper/nickel/PGE mineralisation associated with the intrusion into the upper parts of the Earth’s crust of mafic magma, which form magma chambers that sit below volcanic vents or fissures that extrude basaltic lava onto the surface (Hawaii is a possible modern equivalent). The Norilsk intrusions tend to have distinct morphologies, combining thin gabbro sills (wings) with deep keels (thought to be associated with feeder dykes) at the base.

Norilsk Model: a genetic geological model similar to that pertaining to the Norilsk/Talnakh deposits in Siberia. Traditionally, it was thought that, during emplacement, the magma incorporated sulphur rich country rock (e.g. coal measures) or evaporites into the melt, which allowed the molten magma to become sulphur saturated. The free sulphur would then combine, preferentially, with Cu/Ni/PGE metal ions to form metal sulphides, which, being heavy, tended to accumulate in traps or into the keel of the magma chamber. However, modern research suggests that the process might be more complex and may also involve changes of the chemical and physical properties of the magma during the introduction of new pulses of molten material from below. Such sudden changes may have caused rapid segregation of metal sulphides within and above the feeder dykes within the keel of the intrusion.

Sulphide mineralisation: If there is sufficient sulphur in the molten magma, it will tend to combine with metals (Cu, Zn, Ni, Co, Pb, PGEs etc.) to form metal sulphide complexes, which may coalesce to form massive sulphide deposits. If the melt is sulphide poor, the metals will be taken up into the silicate minerals that form as the magma cools and will not usually form economic deposits.

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