Tanzania : Armadale to produce premium graphite concentrate from Liandu project

Publié le jeudi 7 septembre 2017, par Rutilance.com

Armadale Capital achieved production of graphite concentrates with exceptional purity of up to 99.1% total graphitic carbon (TGC) in its Mahenge Liandu graphite project in south-east Tanzania.

The company reported on 7 September these successful results of test work conducted on 300kg bulk sample of graphite mineralisation taken from the Liandu graphite project, using a simple crushing and flotation circuit. The results underpin, according to the AIM-quoted investment company, the potential of the project to produce high quality, commercial graphite concentrates, which should be suitable for a number of applications including the rapidly growing battery market. Previously, test work showed expandability and upgraded purity up to 99.99% TGC for the Liandu graphite.

Nick Johansen, Director of Armadale, commented : “significant achievement”, as the results show extremely high-quality graphite concentrate can be produced from the Liandu project using relatively simple and ultimately low cost processing methods. “We now look forward to further proving up the Project’s resource potential through our two-phase drill programme, which is well advanced with results due from the first stage in the coming weeks.” he added.

Armadale Capital has 100% ownership of the Mahenge Liandu graphite project which is now its main asset alongside substantial interest expected to fall to 15% in the Mpokoto gold project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Liandu project hosts inferred mineral resource estimate of 40.9Mt @ 9.41% TGC. At least 32Mt of this resource has an average grade of 10.47% TGC, one of the largest high-grade resources in Tanzania.