Exploration - East Africa - Armadale awaits approvals

Exploration - East Africa - Armadale awaits approvals

The social and environmental study for AIM-quoted Armadale’s Mahenge Liandu graphite mine in Tanzania has commenced. According to Nick Johansen, director of Armadale, this step is the first in the application process for mining lease approvals from the Tanzanian government. 

Location: Tanzania
Resource: Graphite

The company has also completed a detailed topographic survey of the proposed mining area. Additional trenching has confirmed the continuity of the deposit between drilled lines and to the north of the current drilling pattern. The deposit remains open to the north-south and down dip, with significant potential for expansion with further drilling.

Mapping of a graphite schist unit to the east of the Mahenge Liandu deposit has highlighted potential for a second deposit within the licence area, with medium- to high-grade outcropping mineralisation mapped in a north-south trending unit over 5km of strike. Following the rainy season, further drilling will be undertaken to help define the product quality and assist with marketing of the high-quality graphite concentrates. Negotiations with a diamond drilling company are ongoing and drilling is targeted to commence mid-April 2018. “A scoping study for the project is progressing well and will incorporate the updated resource model — the results of the scoping study are expected by the end of quarter one in 2018,” says Johansen.

Click below to read the March/April 2018 issue of African Mining


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