Kopore Metals expands board capabilities after appointing uranium veteran as chairman

Kopore Metals ASX KMT James Eggins gold copper Horseshoe West Botswana
James Eggins has 40 years’ experience in the uranium industry and has now joined Kopore Metals as the non-executive chairman.

As it looks to identify “new and exciting” opportunities Kopore Metals (ASX: KMT) has expanded its board capabilities with the appointment of highly experienced uranium veteran James Eggins as non-executive chairman.

Mr Eggins has 40 years’ experience working in the uranium sector with previous management roles at various projects within the industry including Queensland Mines’ Nabarlek, BHP’s (ASX: BHP) Olympic Dam (when it was owned by WMC), and Paladin Energy (ASX: PDN).

Mr Eggins’ uranium experience also includes serving as chair of the Uranium Information Centre and on the board of the World Nuclear Association.

In addition to 40 years in uranium, Mr Eggins has been involved with mine-to-market supply chains in Australia and Africa and worked across other commodities including mineral sands, copper, and precious metals.

For the last seven years, Mr Eggins has worked with rare earth elements at Greenland Minerals and Energy.

Kopore managing director and chief executive officer Caroline Keats said Mr Eggins’ skills and experience would benefit the company.

Ms Keats added that she looked forward to working with Mr Eggins to identify “new and exciting opportunities” for Kopore, while it continues advancing the Horseshoe West joint venture and its Botswana assets in the Kalahari Copper Belt.

Mr Eggins’ appointment comes just over a month after Ms Keats transitioned from a non-executive director to managing director of the company.

Ms Keats has also worked in senior management and executive roles at several listed resources companies over a long period including Paladin Energy, the former TSX-listed Mawson West, and Tiger Resources.

Botswana gold, silver, copper prospects

Kopore owns six prospecting licences in Botswana that cover 2,830 square kilometres across the Kalahari Copper Belt.

The company believes the licences have potential for a “large-scale discovery” similar to those made by neighbouring miners.

The licences are prospective for gold, silver and copper.

Horseshoe West

In Western Australia’s Bryah Basin, Kopore is exploring the Horseshoe West project under a joint venture with Murchison Copper Mines.

The company is planning exploration activities for the project including an induced polarisation survey over previously identified soil and magnetic anomalies.

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