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Armadale secures environmental approval for graphite project in Tanzania

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Global Mining Review,

Armadale Capital plc has reported that the National Environment Management Council (NEMC) of Tanzania has formally granted approval of the company’s Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the production of natural flake graphite at the Mahenge Graphite Project (Mahenge Liandu) in south-east Tanzania.

The ESIA is the final necessary step in the mining licence application process. Now that it has been approved by the NEMC, it is now being submitted to the Department of Energy and Minerals to complete the mining licence application process.

Nick Johansen, Armadale Chairman, comments:

“We are extremely pleased with the formal approval of the ESIA by the Tanzanian National Environment Management Council. An important milestone for Armadale as a company as it is a final essential step prior to being able to be granted the full mining licence by the Department of Energy and Minerals.

“Armadale has made considerable progress over this past year continually making steps forward in de-risking Mahenge Liandu to advance through development towards production at a time where global demand for graphite products is set to rise exponentially especially in spherical graphite manufacturing for the EV market. Our recent successful testwork in both Chinese and Australian labs have demonstrated encouraging results that high purity graphite concentrate from our project is suitable for the battery anode market.”

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