Prospecting in northern Mozambique by the Australian company Triton Minerals has enabled discovery of a 3 km long concentration of graphite, the company announced in a statement released on Wednesday in Perth.
While prospecting for graphite in the Balama project in Cabo Delgado province, the company found coal deposits with a 16.2 percent concentration of graphite.
The company’s general director, Brad Doyle, said the results were “very positive”, given that coal deposits with a graphite content of 2 percent are usually considered economically viable.
The bloc in question is located near the high quality graphite deposits already discovered by another Australian company, Syrah Resources.
Graphite is a form of carbon valued for properties such as the ability to conduct electricity. It is also used to produce the very strong material graphene. (macauhub)