Talga boosts graphite target at Vittangi

Talga Group (ASX:TLG) has boosted the exploration target for its Vittangi Graphite Project in Sweden amid what the company sees is rising demand for lithium-ion battery anode materials.

Following the compilation of new and updated from drilling, SkyTEM and ground TEM surveys, and geological and structural mapping, Talga has outlined a target of between 240 million and 350 million tonnes at 20% to 30% graphite.

It represents a substantial increase over the previous target of between 170 million and 200 million tonnes at the same grade, and does not include Vittangi’s current resource of 35 million tonnes at 23.8% graphite.

The revised target comes as Talga seeks to grow its strategy in Sweden in order to meet customer demand for global lithium-ion battery anode supply. As such, Talga is conducting additional studies of the Vittangi natural graphite deposits, where a minor portion of geological potential has been drill tested. 

The company has proposed stage exploration activities designed to test the validity of the 2024 exploration target, with the aim to ultimately update the mineral resource estimate. 

Talga is planning to conduct diamond core drilling, shallower and deeper drilling of the Nunasvaara South target, and further surface sampling and mapping of outcropping areas. 

Ongoing stakeholder engagements are also continuing, as well as ecological and water studies. 

These activities are expected to take several exploration seasons to complete, with the initial exploration of depth and extensional targets planned to begin in August 2024, pending expenditure allocation. 

Write to Aaliyah Rogan at Mining.com.au   

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