Jangada Mines PLC Announces Pitombeiras Update Successful Extraction Of Titanium Dioxide & Vanadium Pentoxide

Jangada Mines plc announced that it has received positive test results regarding the extraction of high-grade titanium dioxide (‘TiO2’) and vanadium pentoxide (‘V2O5’) from its Pitombeiras vanadium titanomagnetite (‘VTM’) project in Brazil (‘Pitombeiras’ or ‘the Project’). The tests were carried out by Zambian consulting firm, YCS Sustainable Solutions Limited, utilising the proprietary technology developed by Fodere Titanium Limited (‘Fodere’), in which Jangada holds a 7.7% interest. The work is part of the Company’s strategy to optimise the value of the Project by applying innovative processing technology while also improving its Environmental, Social and Governance (‘ESG’) credentials.
By working closely with Fodere, the Board recognised that its sustainable technology, initially developed to treat low-grade and complex titanium-bearing feedstock, could be applied to and improve the economic potential of Pitombeiras. The highly energy efficient technology maximises resource recovery, improves processing effectiveness, reduces costs compared to regular processing routes and importantly, minimises waste improving environmental credentials and enhancing ESG performance. Five samples, delivered by Jangada from various locations at Pitombeiras, were crushed, homogenised, and milled.
The samples were then subjected to magnetic separation. Preliminary test works concentrated the Fe2O3, TiO2 and V2O5 with all upgrading well and excellent recovery and purity rates reported, the recovery rates being 86.73% TiO2, 91.19% Fe2O3, and 95.88% V2O5. With the adaptation of Fodere’s technology to successfully process ore from Pitombeiras, Jangada is now preparing 25 tonnes of material to be tested on a larger scale in order to finalise a commercial flowsheet and provide in-depth economics for a Preliminary Economic Assessment (‘PEA’) focussed on the extraction of TiO2, V2O5 from Pitombeiras utilising Fodere’s technology.