This license covers an area from which volcanogenic assemblages have been observed. A copper deposit near Onganga has been discovered in 1985 by the Rhyno Prospecting and Mining Company. Copper mineralization occurs in the form of malachite and chalcocite in a north-northeast striking and steeply dipping fractured quartzite unit, which is approximately 20 m thick. The unit is exposed along a strike length of some 100 to 150 m. The average copper content is estimated at about 1%. In 2012 a quartz chrysocolla showing was discovered southwest of the license area. A sampling program is underway to identify targets for more detailed prospecting and geologic mapping. The general environment is very conducive for the development of massive sulphide exhalative mineralization.


This license covers the farm Gelbingen, underlain by the Khoabendus quartzites, tightly folded into a northeast-trending structure. In 1976, several highly oxidized outcrops have been analyzed. Analyses suggest that they contain considerable amounts of copper, lead and zinc. Regional and detailed geochemical sampling has confirmed the presence of a relatively extensive zone of enrichment in the above metals. Rock chip samples indicated 5000 ppm Pb, 2000 ppm Zn, 660 ppm, Cu and 3 g/t Au. One diamond drill hole intersected 3.84% Zn and 45.7 g/t Au at 100 meters, over a width of 6.75 meters. Another borehole intersected 2.7 g/t Au and 2.6 g/t Ag at 45 meters, over a width of 0.2 meters. The two drill holes are 2.8 kilometres apart and lie in the same formation. Capital is being raised for drilling more holes in order to identify possible massive Cu-Pb-Zn-Ag-Au sulphide mineralization.