- Metal Tiger said assays from 10 recent drill holes at a JV project in Botswana's Kalahari copper belt confirmed mineralisation extended well outside the planned open-pit.

Assays for a further eight drill holes are pending, the company said.

"We are excited to report that drill core assays received from the latest phase of drilling at the T3 Deposit in Botswana have confirmed the presence of high-grade stacked vein copper mineralisation striking over at least 1.1km, which may hold strong potential for extending the open potential around the currently planned open-pit," chief executive Michael McNeilly said.

"Given the potential positive impact of this development, to both mine life and project economics the JV has commissioned an independent consultancy to examine the scenario of an underground mine accessed via a decline from the open pit mine."

At 9:59am: [LON:MTR] Metal Tiger Plc Ord 0.01p share price was -0.03p at 2.38p

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