Kombat Copper Inc. (TSX-V: KBT) (“Kombat Copper” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the reputable mining contractor Basil Read (Pty) Ltd., a South African based mining and construction company, has been retained effective May 1, 2016 on a day works contract by EBM Mining Namibia (Pty) Ltd. (“EBM”).
The Basil Read contract secures the necessary labour and equipment (including an excavator, grader, front-end loader, hydraulic hammer and trucks) to commence near surface mining at Kombat Copper’s Gross Otavi mining license later this month. EBM expects to commence mining at the main Central Pit on the “Kombat Central” portion of the property early in the third quarter.
The Kombat mill refurbishment and clean up is progressing well and remains on target.
Paul Bozoki, President and CEO of Kombat Copper, having just returned from Namibia, commented: “It is clear that EBM is preparing for production at the Kombat Mine. We are pleased to see that they have selected and contracted a well respected mining sub-contractor who will be mobilizing to commence surface mining at Gross Otavi and the Central Pit while also refurbishing the Kombat mill; which is expected to be in operation late in the third quarter.”