The deposit is in Katangan sediments believed to be younger than those of the Katangan and Zambian copper belts, and contains more than 300,000 tons of ore containing 24 percent copper, mainly as supergene malachite and chalcocite. The deposit was discovered by geochemical soil sampling, following up photogeologic interpretation. A gravity high coincides with the high-grade ore body, and induced potential traverses provide some indication of the mineralization, but auger drilling is a less costly exploration tool.

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