Maputo, Mozambique — 11 July 2013
Afrifocus Resources Limitada, a company with Indian capital, has obtained a licence to prospect for titanium and other associated metals on islands off the coast of the Angoche district in Mozambique’s Nampula province.
District head of economic activity services Miguel Massunda Júnior said the prospecting would take place during a one-year period and focus on Catamoio Island, the biggest of the Angoche islands, as well as the area of Aúbe administrative post and along the Meluli River, reports Macauhub News Agency.
Titanium is obtained from deposits of rutile or ilmenite found in beach areas or nearby. The sands designated as heavy can at the same time contain other minerals with economic interest, such as zircon.
In the Angoche district the Sangage heavy sands deposits are already being exploited by a project developed by the Chinese-backed Ayu Mining company, reports Mozambican daily WamphulaFax.
In July 2011 Afrifocus Resources Limitada also obtained mineral prospecting licences for tantalite in the Gilé district of Zambézia province, valid for a three-year period.
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