Koppar is a junior exploration company established with the purpose of exploring and developing copper, zinc and other mineral opportunities. The Company has a conditional right to acquire mineral exploration projects located in the Trøndelag region in Norway, namely the Løkken Project, Tverrfjellet Project, Grimsdal Project, Killingdal Project and Storwartz Project. The Projects are located in a historic mining area and mining has been previously carried out on several of the projects.
The Trondheim region is one of the most important mining districts in the Scandinavian Caledonides and contains some of the world’s largest ophiolite hosted VMS deposits and has a rich history of mining with mining taken place in the area from as early as the mid-1600’s. For more than 350 years the region was a major producer of copper and pyrite, and the region can still be regarded as one of the most important copper districts in Norway. According to the Norwegian Geological Survey (NGU), historical operations within (or immediately adjacent to) Koppar’s exploration permits produced approximately 85 million tonnes at grades of 1 – 2 % Cu (Table 1). Certain deposits also produced a zinc product with production grades reported to be ca. 5% Zn (e.g. Nygruva and Killingdal).
The Storwartz deposit, which produced around 1.62 Mt, was the largest in the Storwartz ore field and was worked by two mines, the Old Storwa
The Tverrfjellet deposit is a 1.8 km long orebody which has was operation from 1968 until 1993 producing circa 15 Mt at 1.0% Cu, 1.2% Zn, 0.