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Strandline drill results show high-grade consistently at Tajiri project

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Global Mining Review,

Strandline Resources reports through visually panned estimates more high-grade drilling results from the Tajiri deposit within its Tanga mineral sands project in Tanzania.

The results come from a programme that drilled 4 740 m across the major stretch of property, encompassing the T1 to T54 targets. Through doing this Strandline hopes to increase Tajiri’s current indicated resources. Visual panned THM estimates of drill samples taken from the prospect areas have identified high-grade results, showing good continuity of grade and mineralisation along strike.

Owing to these results, Strandline will now confidently increase the existing mineral resource across the entire Tajiri property. This is part of the company’s strategy at Tanga to establish an inventory with critical mass which will underpin a mining hub close to Tanga port. The Company is now progressing laboratory THM analysis, geological interpretation and mineral test work and expects formal results to be announced later this year. Tajiri’s existing resources comprise a high unit value assemblage of 87% valuable mineral, which includes 68% Ilmenite, 10% Rutile, 5% Zircon and 4% Leucoxene.

Strandline Managing Director Luke Graham said: “The Company is focusing on cost effective, high value add exploration activities and is on track to delineate a series of commercial-grade resources at Tanga that will provide the inventory necessary to underpin a large-scale HMS operation. The recent results from Tajiri infill drilling confirm the strong potential to grow the high-grade Mineral Resources in the tenement area, with sample analysis now underway.”

Strandline has also started a maiden drilling programme totalling 1 000m across multiple higher-grade HMS prospects in the north of Tanga, including the Kitambula and Mkinga targets. These prospects are at an early stage having been generated from the detailed geophysical survey, follow-up soil surveys and mineral assemblage characterisation conducted earlier this year.

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