African Copper Corp. Receives NI43-101 Technical Report On Pinette Copper-Silver Property In Botswana

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African Copper Corp. (formerly New York Tutor Co.) has received a NI43-101 compliant technical report on its Pinette Copper-Silver Property Under Acquisition. The report details exploration to date and mineral prospects for the project

African Copper Corp.

African Copper Corp.

The results reinforce our initial view that the Pinette is potentially a highly prospective copper-silver property that shares many of the geological features of our neighboring properties in the Kalahari Copperbelt. - Andrew Stone, President

African Copper Corporation (formerly New York Tutor Company) (the “Company”) (Symbol OTC: ACCS) has received the NI43-101 compliant Technical Report on the Pinette Copper-Silver Project Prospecting Licenses in the Ghanzi District of Botswana, Africa.

The report was prepared by Daniel C. Leroux, B.Sc, P.Geo. of A.C.A Howe International Limited. Mr. Leroux has over 20+ years of experience in the mining industry including a background in international mineral exploration, evaluation and valuation studies. Mr. Leroux carried out a site visit to the project on February 21st to 24th, 2011. Mr. Leroux is a Qualified Person (“QP”) as set out in National Instrument 43-101.

Highlights of the Report:

  • The African Copper Pinette Property licenses occupy a long corridor within the Ghanzi Copper Belt, covering approximately 390 kilometers by 40 kilometers (11,091 square kilometers). Located within the Ghanzi and Ngamiland Districts of northwest Botswana, the project area extends in a northeasterly direction between the nearby towns of Ghanzi and Maun.
  • In 2010 the raw data from an aeromagnetic survey flown at 200 meter line spacing over the subject license areas was acquired from the Botswana Department of Minerals, Energy and Water. The previous operator then completed a review, re-processing and re-interpretation of the aeromagnetic data in order to determine the copper potential of the Pinette prospecting license areas.
  • The study and conclusions obtained by African Copper on the Property suggested that the potential exists for the strike extension of copper mineralization hosted within the contacts of the D’Kar and Ngwanko units in nearby Hana Mining’s property to extend northeast within the Pinette PL080/2010 prospecting license area as well as into other sections of the African Copper Property to the south.
  • A conventional and MMI soil geochemical survey was carried on the Pinette PL080/2010 prospecting license of which several Cu anomalies were identified and correlate with the favorable Cu-horizon mineralized host rock that hosts Hana Mining’s Zone 9.
  • As with the mining companies currently working in the region, African Copper believes that a high-resolution aeromagnetic survey will be successful in identifying both the known and prospective horizons on the African Copper Property.

The acquired airborne geophysical data obtained from the Department of Minerals, Energy and Water will serve as the basis for regional soil sampling and reconnaissance drilling.

-A two-hole diamond drilling campaign was completed in 2012 in order to test a 500-meter wide MMI Cu soil anomaly with no lithological control. Geological drill hole logging of the holes confirmed the presence of scattered disseminated sulphide mineralization throughout the length of the drill core hosted in thick sequences of sandstone and siltstones.

The report further provides recommendations for the exploration and interpretation of current data, the addition of new data to be acquired by airborne high-resolution magnetic survey and through conventional soil sampling. A Phase 2 work program is also indicated, pending the results of the initial exploration.

Company President Andrew Stone states, “We are very pleased to have the details and reinterpretation that this NI-43101 Technical Report provides on our Pinette Copper Project. The results reinforce our initial view that the Pinette is potentially a highly prospective copper-silver property that shares many of the geological features of our neighboring properties in the Kalahari Copperbelt. It will provide our initial roadmap for the next stages of development.”

About African Copper Corporation

African Copper Corporation is a mineral exploration company seeking to acquire, explore and develop highly prospective metal projects in Africa. Its core projects, located in Botswana, cover approximately 12,468 square kilometers and are in the center of the Kalahari Copperbelt, recognized as one of the largest exploration copper belts in the world. The Company's shares trade under the symbol ACCS-OTC QB.

For more information see: http://www.africancoppercorp.com

Symbol: OTCQB – ACCS

Berlin Symbol: N3T; WKN: A1T7YY; ISIN: US6501182017

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