Kasbah Resources has signed an exploration farm-in agreement with the Ugandan subsidiaries of the Australian private company Starfield Metals in Starfield’s Kikagati Tin Project in south-western Uganda.
This agreement covers Starfield’s mining and exploration licences covering 96 km2 in area, located in south-western Uganda and provides the opportunity for Kasbah to earn up to 51% interest in this project.
“This is a low-cost entry into a prospective tin field, said Kasbah MD Wayne Bramwell. “The exploration potential of these licences in south-western Uganda is exciting and, in common with our Moroccan licences, this package of licences is within an under-explored tin belt with tin production history.
“The Achmmach Tin Project in Morocco remains our prime focus and is moving through project financing. As a result our Exploration Manager can now be deployed to review new tin opportunities.”
Kasbah’s primary interest in this region is to utilize its exploration skills to identify and develop easily accessible, shallow tin deposits.
South-western Uganda is a highly prospective tin belt with historic production from small scale hard rock and alluvial mines between 1927 and 2001 of some 13,000 tonnes of tin in concentrate. This tin field extends south and west into Rwanda, the DRC and Northern Tanzania, and has had little systematic exploration since the 1950s.