LONDON (AFX) - African Copper PLC said the resource estimates for its Dukw
e project in Botswana show significant tonnages for an extended mine life, in line with its development plan for establishing production from Dukwe early in 2008.
Citing two reports based on different methodologies, the company said estimates included 32.85 mln tonnes grading 1.61 pct copper and 40.75 mln tonnes grading 1.41 pct copper.
African Copper said it is proceeding immediately with open pit optimization studies for early exploitation of oxide and supergene zones with results expected in early November.
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