Talga Group (ASX:TLG) has reported ‘world-class’ graphite grades from depth extension and resource infill drilling at its Vittangi Graphite Project in Sweden.
The results come from six holes of a 56-hole campaign completed earlier in 2021, with highlight downhole intercepts including:
- Hole NUS21008: 90m @ 30.8% Cg from 155m; including
- 25m @ 40.0% Cg from 156m
- Hole NUS21007: 43m @ 30.9% Cg from 154m
- Hole NUS21013: 36m @ 25.3% Cg from 80m
- Hole NUS21012: 26m @ 37.6% Cg from 159m; including
- 19m @ 42.5% Cg from 162m
The company notes that mineralisation remains open at depth and along strike.
“The high grade and large scale of our 100% owned Vittangi graphite deposits are truly world class”
Speaking on the results, Talga Group Managing Director Mark Thompson said: “The high grade and large scale of our 100% owned Vittangi graphite deposits are truly world class and provide a unique opportunity to make massive amounts of anode for batteries from minimal volumes of ore. Across the length of the Nunasvaara South deposit, just 1 metre depth of extracted ore can feed 1 year of planned 19,500tpa anode production. This makes Vittangi a strategically important resource for global battery manufacturing and decarbonisation efforts.”
The 2021 Vittangi drill program, which encompassed a total of 6,790m, was tasked with testing multiple natural graphite targets. It successfully intersected graphite units in all holes at the Nunasvaara South deposit and delivered grades ‘far in excess’ of the existing ore reserve.
The project is considered to be Europe’s largest, and the world’s highest-grade JORC graphite resource. Further assays are expected during December and early 2022.
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