2022 looks set to be another big year for Kodiak Copper
Copper is considered by most analysts as the most essential and critical metal for the green revolution. This is because copper is required to conduct electricity in everything from electric vehicles (EVs), charging stations, solar panels, wind turbines, and so on. This means any companies that can develop a significant copper resource, especially in a safe country, stand to do very well.
Today’s company is steadily growing their copper-gold porphyry discovery in Canada and set to soon start its maiden drilling program at a second copper-gold porphyry project, this time in the USA.
Kodiak Copper Corp. (TSXV: KDK | OTCQB: KDKCF) (Kodiak) had an outstanding 2021 as they did plenty of the groundwork to grow a copper and gold resource, with a focus on a large drilling campaign at their Gate Zone discovery at the company’s MPD Project in British Columbia (BC), Canada. To date the best drill intercept has been 535m of 0.49% copper and 0.29 g/t gold (0.76% CuEq), showing the significant potential for a large copper-gold porphyry discovery. Another more recent result shows the potential to expand the mineralization strike length with 126m of 0.87% CuEq within 537m of the Gate Zone.
Kodiak has three projects:
- The Man, Prime, Dillard (MPD) copper-gold porphyry project – 100% owned, 147km2 land package (includes the 2021 acquired Axe property) in a proven, mineral producing belt, in BC, Canada. The MPD Property has road access and is close to nearby power, towns, and other mines.
- The Mohave Copper-Molybdenum-Silver Porphyry Project in Arizona, USA.
- The Kahuna Diamond Project in Canada.
President & CEO, Claudia Tornquist, gives a great summary of Kodiak in 2021 stating in the Annual Investor Letter:
“The 2021 drill program was primarily focused on extending the Gate Zone discovery by systematically evaluating the associated copper-in-soil anomaly of approximately one kilometer in length. Drilling consistently delivered substantial high-grade intercepts within wide envelopes of lower grade mineralization, and over the year we increased the strike length of the Gate Zone by almost eight times. Mineralization has been intersected to date over 950 meters in length, down to a depth of 850 meters and across a width of 350 meters, dimensions typical of other large, multi-center copper porphyry deposits in British Columbia. The Gate Zone remains open in multiple directions, and we are excited to drill it further in 2022.”
Note: Emphasis by the author.
Potential to expand the Gate Zone, and a similar nearby potential mineralized zone
The Gate Zone is open at depth and to the sides. Recent conductive 3D IP anomalies traced to depth highlight potential extensions of Gate Zone mineralization along strike and down plunge to the south and southeast. A new one kilometre long parallel “look-alike” 3D IP response similar to the response of copper-gold mineralization drilled at Gate has been identified 600 meters to the southeast of the Gate Zone.
Conductivity drape from 3D IP survey at 300 m below surface at Gate Zone shows potential to expand the Gate Zone and find a second zone
2022 plans for Kodiak
The 2022 drill program will be approximately 25,000 meters at multiple targets. These targets will include further drilling at the Gate Zone, new drilling at the Dillard area (2 kms from the Gate Zone), drilling along the 3km regional magnetic anomaly between the Gate and Man Zones, drill testing analogous targets elsewhere across the MPD Property, and drilling the newly acquired Axe claims which are contiguous and south of the MPD project area with further discovery potential.
The 3D model below incorporates a combination of historic drilling and Kodiak’s recent drilling results as of end 2021. It will be very exciting to see a similar model by end 2022 and 2023, and just how big the resource can potentially grow.
3D model of copper in historic drilling at Dillard & Man, and historic plus Kodiak drilling at Gate (the new neighboring Axe property is not yet included in the model)
Also in 2022, Kodiak plans to commence a maiden drilling program at their Mohave copper porphyry project in Arizona, USA.
Kodiak is already moving very fast at their MPD Project in BC, Canada. Drill results continue to be very positive, and a significant potential resource is growing with very real potential to expand the Gate zone and other targets (Man, Dillard, Axe) in 2022. Then there is the Mohave Project maiden drilling program in 2022.
Kodiak Copper trades on a market cap of only C$65 million and has enormous potential. Judging upon their 2021 exploration success at MPD, 2022 looks like being another great year. Stay tuned.
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