Australia’s Kimberley Rare Earths finds lithium, tantalum, and tin in Mozambique

16 October 2012

Tests on samples collected at the Malilongue project, in Mozambique, have confirmed the existence of two anomalies containing lithium, tantalum and tin, Australian company Kimberley Rare Earths said in a statement.

According to the statement, this new anomaly has a strike of 1.5 kilometres and a width of 500 metres.

The company started exploration of its prospect in Malilongue in March 2012 and recently announce rare earth anomalies in three locations called Vundu, Tombalala and Central.

Before this, Kimberley Rare Earths found a sizeable granite mineralisation, which is similar to that of a lithium mine in Western Australia.

The main world producers of tantalum are Brazil with a share of 26 percent, Mozambique with 17 percent, and Australia with 16 percent according to Merchant Research and Consulting. (macauhub)