BlackEarth Minerals NL posted an initial resource estimate for the Haja graphite deposit at its Maniry project in southern Madagascar for an inferred resource of 9.0 million tonnes at 5.79% total graphitic carbon for 521,100 tonnes of contained graphite using a cutoff of 5% TGC.
The estimate consolidates the company's Maniry resource base, adding a substantial resource to the adjacent high-grade Razafy deposit, according to a Dec. 27 release. Haja is 800 meters west of Razafy.
BlackEarth posted an initial estimate for Razafy in August totaling 11.2 million tonnes at 7.10% TGC.
BlackEarth completed a trenching program that focused on strike extensions for Razafy and uncovered prospective high-grade lenses in its vicinity.
The company said it expects to complete a scoping study on Maniry based on the Razafy deposit in January 2019.