Grassroots exploration in remote areas: An example from the Kuene region, Namibia

CIM Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2012
R. J. Bowell, L. Egorova, D. Gurevich, V. Sedov, D. A. Holwell, A. Mikhailov, P. Kordi
Abstract Reconnaissance exploration in the Kuene region Namibia has included geological mapping, soil and stream sediment geochemistry, and ground geophysical methods. Copper mineralization occurs within a well-defined belt with north-northwest to south-southeast trend, parallel to the regional strike of the sedimentary rocks. The occurrences vary in size but are generally stratabound. The mineralization is centred on the transition from calcareous shale and interbedded limestone, through carbonate rocks, to quartzite. Geochemical anomalies have been identified correlating to induced polarization (IP) and magnetic anomalies. The anomalies identify one potential metallogenic zone more than 17 km in strike length.
Keywords: Base metals, Exploration, Field methods, Kuene, Namibia
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