Most people are familiar
with this finely powdered
graphite, which is used
as a lock lubricant, or
the "lead" in pencils
 
Perth, Australia — 20 March 2013 – Australian company Triton Minerals “’ a mineral explorer and resource management company headquartered in Perth “’ is due to start quarrying graphite soon in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique.   

In a statement published on the company’s website here, managing director Brad Boyle noted  that he was very happy with the launch of the first phase of exploration. He said that acquisition of equipment and hiring staff was also going according to plan.

Macauhub News Agency reports that the initial focus will be on the Balama Norte region, which is considered to have high quality graphite deposits due to its proximity to the graphite currently being explored by Australia’s Syrah Resources.

In the statement Triton Minerals also said that representatives of contractor Jigsaw Geoscience Pty, as well as from their partner Grafex Limited, would visit the project’s location this week.

Australian company Jigsaw Geoscience has been hired to map the land and collect soil samples, with an initial focus on the Balama Norte licence.

Source: Macauhub News Agency. For more information, click here.