Perth, Australia — 16 September 2013 – Prospecting in northern Mozambique by the Australian-based and listed minerals explorer Triton Minerals has resulted in the discovery of a 3-km long concentration of graphite in the country’s Cabo Delgado province.
In a statement released here, Triton managing director Brad Doyle said the deposit was around 100m deep by 100m wide along its strike length of 3km. More importantly, there was a 16.2% concentration of graphite, whereas normally a 10% concentration was more than adequate, reports Macauhub News Agency.
“The results are very positive, given that coal deposits with a graphite content of 2% are usually considered economically viable,” he pointed out. The bloc in question is located near the high quality graphite deposits already discovered by another Australian company, Syrah Resources.
“We have already started drilling to determine the strength, positioning and extent of the high grade sections in the overall desposit,” said Doyle, “but I can tell you we are really very excited indeed about the prospects.
Graphite is a form of carbon valued for properties such as the ability to conduct electricity. It is also used to produce the very strong material graphene.
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