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Ancuabe graphite mineralisation to provide unique manufacturing opportunities

Ancuabe graphite has the best flake size distribution among any other type of graphite in the world. (Image source: TritonMinerals)

Australia’s Triton Minerals has confirmed continuous graphitic mineralisation over a 550 metres strike length at the Ancuabe project in Mozambique, providing the company an advantage in manufacturing customised graphite-based products

Initial drilling and visual inspections of drill core of 5 diamond and 3 RC holes at the project’s T12 area found multiple mineable zones of large and jumbo flake graphite. However, assay results for the drill core are pending.

The Australian explorer is now aiming to define a resource at T12 by the end of the year.

The areas comprises a large number of high, medium and low-grade graphite zones, and can enable the company to customise products that could suit a range of customer demands. Continuous graphitic exposures were discovered by ground validation of a previously established electromagnetic anomaly. Initial visual inspections indicate the mineralisation zone to be about 100 metres wide at surface and up to 50 metres in true thickness down hole.

Triton Minerals CEO Brad Boyle said, “The intersection of this large graphitic mineralisation zone at Ancuabe is a very exciting development for Triton, as it creates more development opportunities. The identification of multiple visual zones of large and jumbo flake graphite over considerable distances is once again verifying the world class nature of the Ancuabe location and the accuracy of the VTEM data.”

Triton Minerals technical director Alfred Gillman added that Ancuabe graphite is greatly revered within the global graphite industry. It is believed to have the best flake size distribution in the world and the largest majority of jumbo and super jumbo graphite flakes. Continuous graphitic mineralisation at Ancuabe is significant to the company as it provides additional opportunities to become a market-leading graphite supplier.