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    Gladiator Resources identifies elevated surface radioactivity at Minjingu Uranium Project

    Gladiator Resources Ltd (ASX: GLA) reports that high-grade surface radioactivity has been confirmed during a recently completed maiden site visit to its Minjingu Uranium Project in Northern Tanzania.

    An exploration team from subsidiary Zeus Resources conducted the site visit, which was aimed at assessing regional infrastructure and logistics in line with the company’s forthcoming exploration plans. The team was also tasked with clearly establishing the project’s licence boundaries, along with collecting background radioactivity measurements. This resulted in the identification of two zones of elevated radioactivity, measuring above 1000 counts per second (CPS) within an average background reading of 500 CPS.

    We are encouraged by the data that shows attractive levels of surface Uranium and Phosphate mineralisation at Minjingu”

    Speaking on the news, Gladiator Resources Chairman Ian Hastings said: “We are encouraged by the data that shows attractive levels of surface Uranium and Phosphate mineralisation at Minjingu. In addition, the Tanzanian on ground team recently conducted a site visit to Minjingu to validate and ground truth the recently acquired project database. The Tanzanian team is looking forward to aggressively exploring the Minjingu Project further and to commencing work unearthing the numerous opportunities across the other Tanzanian Projects acquired by Gladiator.”

    The 296.9 km² Minjingu Uranium and Phosphate Project is situated in northern Tanzania, 106km southwest of Arusha, the main administrative city in the area, and 520km northwest of Dar es Salaam.

    Ground spectrometer displaying 1200 CPS at Minjingu
    Ground spectrometer displaying 1200 CPS at Minjingu

    The Minjingu Deposit was discovered by New Consolidated Goldfields Ltd in 1956 during phosphate exploration. The resulting phosphate mine was ultimately operated by the state until 1990, during which period Uranerzbergbau GMBH identified anomalous uranium values ranging from 11 to 849 ppm U308. Further uranium exploration work was carried out by Tanganyika Uranium Corp in 2005 and East African Resources in 2010.

    The company reports that the exploration team is continuing to review substantial historical datasets for further ground truthing and sampling, aimed at validating historical results and to generate further exploration targets. A number of targets have already been identified, with further detailed assessments planned.

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    • Delayed Prices (USD) - Last Updated 29-06-2022
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    • Aluminium $2,495.50
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    • Lead $2,003.50
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