An initial drilling programme has commenced Jangamo heavy mineral sands project, located in a world-class mineral sands province in southern Mozambique.

Savannah Resources, the AIM-listed exploration company, commenced 2,000m, reverse circulation drilling programme to further define prospectivity of Jangamo and test key dunal systems within project area. Previous regional scout sampling conducted by Savannah returned results up to 18.1% total heavy minerals, with ilmenite, rutile and zircon recorded in the mineral concentrate.

The project is adjacent to Rio Tinto’s major Mutamba1 mineral sands deposit, which along with another licence area in Mozambique, have an exploration target of 7-12 billion tonnes at 3-4.5% THM. Agua Terra, which has extensive experience in the Jangamo locality, has been contracted to complete this initial drill programme.

Savannah’s CEO, David Archer, said “This is a highly exciting time for the company as we embark on our maiden drilling campaign at our flagship Jangamo project. The programme has been designed to test the prospectivity of the three main morphological zones identified and test key dunal systems which are thought to be prospective for mineral sands. We believe that the project has the potential to generate significant value for the company and its shareholders and look forward to reporting on this drilling programme and results in due course.”

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