Metals of Africa (ASX: MTA) has discovered a new zone of Massive Sulphide mineralisation, with lead grades up to 79.9%, at the Rio Mazoe base metals project in Mozambique.

The company is an East African focused exploration company, a 100% interest in a portfolio of tenements in Mozambique, known as the Rio Mazoe Project, which is located in the Tete province.

Metals of Africa executive director Ms Cherie Leeden said: “The discovery of outcropping high grade lead within Proterozoi rocks displaying high grade metamorphism and a complex deformation history is extremely encouraging because it ticks all of the right boxes for our search of a Broken Hill Type deposit. We are continuing on with a regional soil sampling programme, which to date has identified some impressive new surficial base-metal anomalism such as this lead discovery and the high grade copper outcrop announced last week. This work is a lead up to drilling and we’re expecting to have a number of exciting targets.”


·         Metals of Africa has discovered a new zone of outcropping massive sulphide mineralisation at its 100% owned Rio Mazoe Project.

·         The new zone of mineralisation is located at the Rulio Prospect and is dominated by high grade lead plus copper and zinc.

·         Elevated lead (Pb) grades ranging from 6.45% to 79.9%, with an average grade of 44.2% Pb were identified from a rock chip sampling programme.

·         The new discovery represents an additional ‘walk-up’ drill target for Broken Hill Type base metal deposits at the Rio Mazoe Project.

·         The company is exploring for Broken Hill Type deposits at the project and the geological setting of the new zone of mineralisation resembles the Gambserg zinc deposit in South Africa.

·         Exploration is on-going with soil sampling is continuing to identify mineralisation and define drill targets. Further updates on exploration activities will be provided in due course.

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