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Tantalex starts drilling at lithium prospect in Democratic Republic of Congo

Tantalex Lithium Resources Corp. has begun drilling works on the highly prospective pegmatite corridor in Manono in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Tantalex Lithium is an exploration and development stage mining company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and distribution of lithium, tin, tantalum and other high-tech mineral properties in Africa.

It is currently focused on developing it’s lithium assets in the prolific Manono area in the Democratic Republic of Congo; The Manono Lithium Tailings Project and the Pegmatite Corridor Exploration Program. The firm’s subsidiary United Cominiere are the project’s implementers and drilling has commenced with the first 3 holes completed by RC drilling.

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The drilling to test targets immediately downstrike from DATHCOM Mining spodumene lithium resource of 400M tons grading 1.65% Li2O. A total of 20 000 m of diamond and RC drilling is planned over the next nine months, with drill targets identified from aeromagnetic and radiometric surveys.

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On the TiTan project, the company completed the road upgrade between Manono and the Titan plant location and already preparing foundation work. The Titan plant is projected to produce approximately 1’400 dmt of Tin concentrate and 220 dmt of Tantalum concentrate per annum.

Montreal’s Novopro Projects have been tasked to conduct preliminary economic assessment for the Phase 1 of the Manono lithium tailings project. The objective is to focus on bringing dumps K, G and I in the southwest of the concession into production as early as possible.

Further to the positive results received from the testing company HLS, Tantalex has proceeded with additional metallurgical test work for material from dumps K and G to determine the optimal process flow sheet for the production of 6% lithium oxide spodumene concentrate.

 

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