Strandline ResourcesLtd. said April 4 that it has defined a maiden mineral resource at theTanga South projectin Tanzania of 60 million tonnes at 3.7% total heavy minerals, with all mineralresources classified as indicated and starting from surface.
The project's Tajiri prospect is said to host an indicated resourceof 19 million tonnes at 5.1% total heavy minerals with an assemblage of 12% rutile,6% leucoxene, 6% zircon and 65% ilmenite, while the Tajiri North prospect is saidto contain an indicated resource of 40 million tonnes at 3.0% total heavy mineralswith an assemblage of 7% rutile, 2% leucoxene, 5% zircon and 70% ilmenite.
The company noted that the two mineral resource figures representonly the initial phase of Strandline's exploration efforts in its tenement packagein Tanzania, with next steps including extensional and infill drilling aimed atexpanding the mineral resources at Tanga South to over 100 million tonnes.
"The deposits defined at Tajiri, particularly with regardto high value rutile, confirm our belief that Tanzania hosts mineral sands depositscomparable to or better than those being mined in neighboring Kenya or Mozambique,"Strandline Managing Director Tom Eadie said in a statement.