Graphite

TANZANIA GRAPHITE RESERVES 2019 WORLD RANKING

As of 2019, Tanzania’s estimated graphite reserves stand at 18 million tonnes ranking 5th in the world after Turkey (90 million tonnes), China (73 million tonnes), Brazil (72 million tonnes), and Mozambique (25 million tonnes).

Tanzania’s graphite reserves are being explored and developed by Australia based graphite developers, namely Magnis Resources (ASX:MNS), Volt Resources (ASX:VRC), EcoGraf (ASX:EGR), and Walkabout Resources (ASX:WKT). Production stages have not been reached yet.

Tanzania Graphite Projects

Tanzania’s largest graphite deposits are located in the central and south-east regions of the country. Active graphite projects include Bunyu, Epanko, Nachu, and Lindi Jumbo.

Bunyu Graphite Project 

The Bunyu graphite project, located in the Mtwara Region, is the largest graphite mineral resource in Tanzania. The project is owned by Volt Resources.

The project is planned to be developed in two phases. Volt submitted the mining license application for stages one and two of the development to the Ministry of Minerals in the first quarter of 2018.

Stage one development will enable Volt to establish infrastructure and market position for the development of stage two. The annual throughput of stage one will be 400,000 tonnes of ore and 23,700 tonnes per year of graphite over a seven-year mine life.

Epanko Graphite Project

The Epanko graphite project, located in the Mahenge province in south-east Tanzania, is owned by Kibaran Resources.

The project is estimated to produce 60,000 tonnes per year over the initial 18 years of operation.

Sales agreements for Epanko products have already been entered into with Germany’s ThyssenKrupp AG, Sojitz Corporation of Japan and a major European trading group.

Nachu Graphite Project

The Nachu graphite project, located west of the coastal city of Lindi in south-east Tanzania, is owned by Magnis Resources.

The project is estimated to produce 240,000 tonnes per year over the initial 11.7 years of operation.

In December 2019, Magnis executed a Binding Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract with Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC), to provide a turn-key solution for a production facility.

Lindi Jumbo Graphite Project

The high-grade, high-margin, large flake Lindi Jumbo Graphite project is located in south-eastern Tanzania approximately 200km from the port of Mtwara. It is 100%-owned by Walkabout Resources.

The high-grade resource outcropping at surface boasts the highest reserve grade of any undeveloped graphite project in Africa of 5.5mt @ 17.9% Total Graphitic Carbon (TGC).

The high reserve grade and extraordinary distribution make Lindi Jumbo an exceptional project in the graphite world.

Sources: EcoGraf, Magnis Resources, Statista, Volt Resources
Last Update: 19th April 2021

Tanzania Issue License for Mahenge Graphite Mine

Armadale Capital plc (LON: ACP) has announced the formal confirmation and receipt of the Mining Licence for its 100%-owned Mahenge Liandu Graphite Project in southeast Tanzania from the Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and…




Bunyu Graphite Mining Project Receive License

Australian mining company Volt Resources (ASX:VRC) recently announced that it has formally received mining licenses ML 591/2018 and ML 592/2018 from the Mining Commission of…






Russia to Finance Tanzania Nachu Graphite Project

Australian graphite developer Magnis Resources (ASX:MNS) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russia’s nuclear corporation ROSATOM for project financing and offtake of its…


Chilalo Graphite Resource Increase by 80%

Australian resource company Graphex Mining (ASX:GPX) recently announced that the high grade mineral resource at its Chilalo graphite project in southeast Tanzania has increased by…