Tando Resources firms up SPD vanadium project with ‘outstanding’ assay results

Date: Jan 14, 2019

Tando Resources (ASX: TNO) has released an encouraging set of high-grade assay results at its SPD vanadium project in South Africa, yielding magnetic concentrate above 2%.

Concentrate was generated from mineralised drill samples by davis tube, which separates magnetic material from non-magnetic material.

Some of the highlights include 7m at 2.17% vanadium pentoxide from 3m, 35m at 2.11% vanadium pentoxide from 47m and 24m at 2.16% vanadium pentoxide from surface, including 12m at 2.15% vanadium pentoxide and 2m at 2.20% vanadium pentoxide from 22m.

Tando also highlighted the encouraging mass recovery achieved across mineralised intervals, with recovery increasing to above 40% in higher grade zones.

Mass recovery is important when assessing a vanadium projects feasibility. The higher the mass recovery, the less material is required to be processed to achieve a production target and the less waste needs to be disposed of or stored.

Tando managing director Bill Oliver said the company’s strategy to establish SPD as a substantial, robust vanadium project was advancing rapidly.

“These davis tube results confirm the potential to generate a high-grade vanadium product via simple magnetic separation,” he said.

Last month, the company unveiled an impressive maiden JORC resource for SPD, leading Tando to describe the project as a potential tier one asset.

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