Nachingwea Graphite Project, Tanzania
NACHINGWEA GRAPHITE PROJECT
Similar to Balama, the graphitic rocks of Nachingwea are hosted on hills, which rise approximately 200m from the surrounding plains. The reported strike length is 2.8 km, with a width of 1 km. Visual grades of up to 60% graphite have been reported at Nachingwea. The majority of the observed graphite was fine to medium flake, with areas of coarse flake graphite also observed.
Previous work at Nachingwea comprised mapping, trenching, pitting and sampling. There has been minimal exploration for 18 years. A historical report indicates that the graphite can be concentrated to above 98% content with a simple flotation circuit. Test work performed by the Tanzanian Ministry of Water, Energy and Minerals indicated an average carbon grade of 14.5% at Nachingwea.
LOCATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
The Nachingwea Graphite Project is located approximately 7 km southeast of the Nachingwea Township in southern Tanzania. A deep-water port is located 180 km from the site.