Australia’s Triton Minerals starts quarrying for graphite in Mozambique

19 March 2013

Australian company Triton Minerals is due to start quarrying graphite in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, according to a statement published Tuesday on the company’s website.

Noting that he was very happy with the launch of the first phase of exploration, managing director Brad Boyle said that acquisition of equipment and hiring staff was also going according to plan.

The initial focus will be on the Balama Norte region, which is considered to have high quality graphite deposits due to its proximity to the graphite currently being explored by Australia’s Syrah Resources.

In the statement Triton Minerals also said that representatives of contractor Jigsaw Geoscience Pty as well as from their partner Grafex Ltd would visit the project’s location this week.

Australian company Jigsaw Geoscience has been hired to map the land and collect soil samples, with an initial focus on the Balama Norte license. (macauhub)