Additional Drilling Results at Africo's Kalukundi

Additional Drilling Results at Africo's Kalukundi Copper-Cobalt
Project 
Assessment Work Is Under Way to Evaluate the New Resource Potential
of the Kalukundi Project Based on the Latest Drilling Data and Assay
Results 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/26/12 -- Africo
Resources Ltd. (TSX:ARL) ("Africo") is pleased to report the latest
assay results received recently from the resource drilling on the
Kalukundi Fragment on the company's Kalukundi Project near Kolwezi in
the DRC. The initial drilling assay results for the near surface
intersections on the Kalukundi Fragment were reported together with
the data from the Kii Fragment in the press release dated 28
September 2012. 
The new assay data has come available and been assessed for the
deeper core boreholes drilled on the Kalukundi Fragment (Fig 1).
Initial near surface drilling on the hill slopes of the outcropping
siliceous RSC/RSF zone demonstrated that there is a significant near
surface capping of highly leached Mines Series rocks which will have
to be stripped to reach the underlying well mineralised zones.
Slightly deeper drilling delineated high grade copper mineralisation,
with associated cobalt mineralisation. 
The latest drilling data provides detailed intersections from 6 of
the deeper boreholes on sections 1, 4, 8, 9 & 10. The deepest
borehole on section 8 confirms continuity of the copper/cobalt
mineralisation down to a vertical depth of at least 240m. The tables
below summarise the graded average values for each of these
intersections which are outlined briefly below. 
The geology of this Fragment requires some explanation as the entire
Mines Series succession is inverted on the Kalukundi Fragment. As
with the Kii Fragment to the north, all of the units dip to the NNW
steeply at about 75 degrees. The Kalukundi Fragment steepens to
vertical and then at a depth of about 300m the mineralised zone dips
back to the SE. This is confirmed from a deep drill hole by
Gecamines, KDI101 (Fig 2), which intersected the Kalukundi Mines
Series mineralised zone at a vertical depth of between 305m to 325m.
It is interpreted that the Kalukundi Fragment is the southernmost
limb of a synclinal structure in which the Kii Fragment is the
northernmost limb (Fig 2). 
On section 1, no Mines Series rocks were
 intersected, as these
terminate against a fault only a few metres to the north. However
some copper mineralisation does occur within the footwall RAT Breccia
and RAT Lilas formations. In BH KLKD026, an intersection of 1.70% Cu
and 0.18% Co was encountered in the RAT Breccia over 33.80m This ties
in with an intersection in BH K28, which returned a grade of 2.20% Cu
and 0.17% Co over 17,20m up dip and nearer to the surface. These
intersections confirm that copper mineralisation continues at a
distance of about 30m to the south of the main Mines Series
mineralisation zone. 


 
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               Sample     Sample   Interval                                 
BH Number        from         to          m   Geology    Copper %   Cobalt %
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KLKD026         109.4      143.2      33.80   RAT Br         1.70       0.18
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On section 4, BH KLKD020 is a deep hole 370.50m, drilled to define
in-depth continuity. It intersected the full Mines Series package of
units in which the mineralisation extends down to a vertical depth of
200m below surface. Mineral concentrations vary considerably
throughout the package with a low grade zone in the RSC unit
separating the UOB from the LOB. The full Mines Series package grades
at 2.47% Cu and 0.24% Co over a drilled width of 105.90m. As the
formations locally steepen significantly the intersection is slightly
oblique to the dip of the geological units and the true width is
71.30m. The Upper Ore Body and Lower Ore Body zones host the best
mineralisation, with lower grade adjacent mineralisation. 


 
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                             Drilled   True
            Sample  Sample  Interval  width                   Copper  Cobalt
BH Number     from      to         m      m  Geology               %       %
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KLKD020     177.66   283.6    105.94  71.30  Full Mines Series  2.47    0.24
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            177.66  234.71     57.05  39.40  "Lower" Ore Body   3.73    0.39
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Including   177.66   182.5      4.84   3.35  RAT Grise          7.07    0.05
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Including    191.5   196.6      5.10   3.52  RSF                8.86    0.27
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Including      212  223.35     11.35   7.84  RSF                2.96    1.00
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            256.38  271.82     15.44   10.7  "Upper Ore Body"   2.06    0.24
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             279.7   283.6      3.90   2.10  SDB                2.15    0.08
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This is a very positive hole as it confirms the in depth continuity
of significant copper as sulphide mineralisation over a considerable
thickness. 
On section 8, two deep boreholes were drilled, also to confirm the in
depth continuity of the very positive mineralisation intersected in
the near surface zone down to a vertical depth of 85m. Both the
intersections in BHs KLKD021 and 022 encountered well mineralised
Mines Series formations, with the higher grade zones falling within
the portion of the RSC, the RSF, D Strat & and RAT Grise units of the
Lower Ore Body and also within the SDB & portion of the RSC of the
Upper ore Body. The central part of the RSC unit carries lower grade
mineralisation, but the intersections overall are well mineralised,
as can be seen from the graded average values listed in the table
below. The deeper borehole, KLKD022 confirms that the mineralised
Mines Series package extends down to and beyond 240m in vertical
depth. 


 
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                                       True                                 
            Sample  Sample   Drilled  width                   Copper  Cobalt
              from      to   width m      m  Geology               %       %
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KLKD021     151.92   215.3     63.38  47.73  Mines Series       3.03    0.31
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            151.92   179.3     27.38  20.62  "Lower" Ore Body   4.64    0.35
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Including   151.92  162.28     10.36    7.8  RAT Grise/D Strat  6.83    0.07
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Including    173.9  178.35      4.45   3.35  RSF/RSC            5.93    1.13
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            204.35   215.3     10.95   8.25  "Upper" Ore Body   3.55    0.32
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KLKD022     261.06  311.83     50.77  36.40  Mines Series       2.22    0.40
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            261.06  282.76      21.7  15.56  "Lower" Ore Body   3.00    0.33
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Including   261.06  269.93      8.87   6.43  RAT Grise/D Strat  4.63    0.06
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            299.42  311.83     12.41   9.44  "Upper" Ore Body   2.34    0.56
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On section 9 (Fig 3), three boreholes have been drilled to date, all
of which have intersected high grade copper mineralisation, with
mineralisation in the deeper BH KLKD023 intersecting a similar zone
of mineralisation to that encountered in BHK29 in prior drilling.
This intersection, initially in oxides, drilled through the
transitional zone between oxide and sulphide mineralisation over a
combined mineralised drilled interval of 94.84m (85.00m true width)
grading at 3.02% Cu and 0.46% Co overall. Within this zone are some
high grade intervals as listed in the table below. 


 
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                                       True                                 
            Sample  Sample   Drilled  width                   Copper  Cobalt
BH Number     from      to   width m      m  Geology               %       %
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KLKD023      67.00  161.84     94.84  85.00  Mines Series units 3.02    0.46
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             79.85  111.50     31.65  28.40  "Lower" Ore Body   5.37    0.72
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Including    98.50  110.63     12.13   10.9  RSF/RSC            6.78    1.48
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             122.0  142.80      20.8  18.65  "Upper" Ore Body   3.02    0.66
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Including   127.00  135.30      8.30   7.44  SDB                4.20    1.24
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Section 10 is the north-easternmost section on which mineralisation
was intersected. The intersection in BH K99 in 2008 was most
encouraging, but in fact it marks the end of the fragment which is
faulted and structurally complex in this area. The recent drilling of
two boreholes, BH KLKD004 & 25, up-dip and down-dip of BH K99
respectively confirmed this, as no Mines Series rocks were
encountered. The presence of extensive copper and associated cobalt
mineralisation on the RAT Br/CMN contact zone in BH KLKD023
substantiates the close proximity to the edge of the Fragment, but
also confirms that mineralisation continues into the adjacent
formation as observed at the SW end of the Fragment. 


 
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              Sample    Sample   Drilled                                    
BH Number       from        to   width m    Geology       Copper %  Cobalt %
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KLKD004        46.74     50.60      3.86    Br                2.70      0.11
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K99            73.10    113.30     40.20    SDS,SDB& RSC      1.26      0.72
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KLKD025       150.80    184.60     33.80    RAT Br/CMN        1.00      0.44
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Including     165.10    172.60      7.50    CMN               2.33      0.88
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Conclusion. Evidence from BH KLKD022 together with that from BH
KDI101, previously drilled by Gecamines (Fig 2), confirms that the
mineralization extends to a vertical depth in excess of 330m at
grades as listed above in that borehole. These deeper borehole
intersections tie in well with the surface mineralisation and confirm
continuity and widths of copper and cobalt mineralization in the
Fragment. 
Africo has retained AMEC Mining & Metals Consulting Group to
undertake a new resource assessment of the Kalukundi project
incorporating the new drilling data. AMEC will also prepare a NI
43-101 Technical Report to support the disclosure of the mineral
resources on the project. 
Notes: 


 
1.  True widths have been calculated for some of the boreholes, particularly
    those where the difference is sizeable. Otherwise, the drilled
    thicknesses listed above are apparent widths where no adjustment has
    been made for the dip of the formations. The angle of dip of the
    Kalukundi Fragment formations varies from about 45 degrees to about 85
    degrees to vertical and all drilling was at -45 degrees. The
    intersection angles range from being at right angles to the lithological
    dip to intersection at about 25 degrees to the lithological unit or
    more in places. Hence there is a variable discrepancy in which the true
    widths will be equal to or slightly narrower than the apparent widths. 
2.  Mention is made of the Upper Ore Body and the Lower Ore Body. Although
    this is a mining term in the DRC Copperbelt it has over time become
    accepted terminology for these two zones above and below the RSC (or
    siliceous dolomite) unit. It does not necessarily infer economic
    concentration of mineralisation. 
3.  Sample preparation is done on site in the DRC. Analyses were undertaken
    by ALS Chemex in Johannesburg, South Africa. The pulp is received and
    sieved to 95% -106 microns. Three analysis techniques are used; ICP-AES
    analyses by ME-ICP61 on 33 elements after 4 acid digestion; ICP-AES
    analyses by ME-OG62 on ore grade elements after 4 acid digestion.

 
The disclosure in this News Release has been prepared under the
supervision of Michael J. Evans, Africo's Consulting Geologist, who
is a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101. 
Note for editors: 
Africo Resources Ltd. is a Canadian mineral company engaged in
developing, acquiring and exploring for base metal assets in Africa.
The company's main project is Kalukundi, a development stage
copper-cobalt deposit located in the Katangan Copperbelt in the
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in which Africo has a 75%
interest. The development team has an operational base in the DRC,
with the company corporate offices located in Vancouver, Canada. 
Forward-looking statements: 
This news release may contain certain statements that may be deemed
"forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other
than statements of historical fact, that address events or
developments that Africo expects to occur, are forward looking
statements. 
Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical
facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words
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"estimates", "projects", "potential" and similar expressions, or
 that
events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should"
occur. Although Africo believes the expectations expressed in such
forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such
statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual
results may differ materially from those in forward looking
statements. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ
materially from those in forward-looking statements include market
prices, exploitation and exploration success, continued availability
of capital and financing and general economic, market or business
conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not
guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments
may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking
statements. Forward looking statements are based on the beliefs,
estimates and opinions of Africo's management on the date the
statements are made. Africo undertakes no obligation to update these
forward-looking statements in the event that management's beliefs,
estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change. 
To view Figures 1, 2 and 3 accompanying this press release, please
click on the following link:
http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/arl.pdf
Contacts:
Africo Resources Ltd.
Chris Theodoropoulos
Chairman
+1(604) 646-3225 
Africo Resources Ltd.
Larry Okada
Chief Financial Officer
+1(604) 646-3225
 
 
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