Exploration and development firm Savannah Resources has received positive initial assay results from the scout drilling programme on the Jangamo heavy mineral sands project in southern Mozambique.
Savannah has said that these are the initial results from a 27hole programme over an area of 1,812m.
The company stated that it has made excellent progress towards identifying a major system on the tenement, with XRF assay results confirming broad zones of up to 45m of titanium dioxide and zirconium dioxide.
Two major mineralised dunal systems have been identified, with strike lengths of about 6km and 10km.
Savannah said it has also discovered a new mineralised dune system in the north-western part of the project area, which significantly expands the exploration potential of Jangamo.
Savannah Resources CEO David Archer said that the eastern finger of the tenement has shown particularly encouraging grades and widths, with a number of the holes finishing in mineralisation.
"The results highlight the excellent potential for significant widths and concentrations of heavy minerals, such as ilmenite, zircon and rutile, to be returned with the completion of further analysis to be completed shortly," Archer said.
The company is continuing further test work, including mineralogy and metallurgy, to identify the percentage total heavy minerals content of the intervals and the heavy mineral types present.
Jangamo is adjacent to Rio Tinto's Mutamba mineral sands deposit, which along with another licence area in Mozambique, has an exploration target of seven to 12 billion tonnes at 3% to 4.5% of heavy mineral types.
Image: Jangamo project drill hole locations. Photo: courtesy of Savannah Resources.