Overview on East Africa Resources Activites and data concerning the Mkuju River project in Selous, Tanzania from 30. Sept 2002, from their website.
Source: East Africa Resources Limited
There is minimal historical exploration data relating to the Mkuju licences.
The company’s motivation for acquiring these licences was twofold:
1. Their prime location in relation to the channels in which the uranium has migrated over time; and
2. The proximity to Mantra Resources’ Nyota project and Uranex’s Likuyu North Project, both of whom have announced substantial high-grade uranium intersections, making East Africa Resources’ tenements highly prospective
Mkuju is in close proximity with Mantra’s Nyota project, being situated immediately adjacent to its eastern boundary, and Uranex’s Likuyu North project sitting below the southern boundary.
Mantra has reported the Nyota uranium project contains 110 million pounds of U3O8, at a grade of 425 ppm. Mantra was recently the subject of a takeover which valued Mantra at US$1,100,000,000.
Uranex’s success at Likuyu North is more recent, with its maiden resource statement expected in 2012. Uranex is currently embarking on an aggressive exploration program. Like Mantra, part of the company’s prospecting licenses sit within the Selous Game Reserve, a UN World Heritage Park, and therefore the consent of the Government of Tanzania must be obtained for exploration to take place in the Park. Mantra was granted consent to undertake exploration in June 2011. EAF is actively engaged with Government officials to obtain consent. In the meantime, exploration activities will proceed in relation to the anomaly targets that sit outside the Park.
Exploration work to date
Exploration activities on the Mkuju project commenced in June 2011.
EAF undertook a radiometric/magnetic airborne survey, which was flown over the Mkuju project area in the June 2011 quarter, identifying 29 uranium targets and some 347 flight line anomalies. Three areas of uranium mineralisation were identified in the north-west, southern and eastern areas of the total project area.
Of particular interest was the identification of an extensive linear uranium front extending north-west from Mantra’s Nyota project. This can be traced as a high background uranium front over a 40 km strike, which includes one high ranking uranium target, ‘Octavo’. Because these anomalies lie within the Selous Game Reserve, no further exploration work can be conducted until the consent of the Government of Tanzania is granted. Discussions have now commenced with Government officials.
Currently, the exploration focus is on the southern airborne anomalies of the Mkuju project area, which all fall outside the Selous Game Reserve. EAF has completed interpretation of the southern airborne anomalies and is undertaking follow-up ground exploration work to select drill targets.
For more detailed information on exploration work, please refer to EAF’s activities reports.