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Kwale’s mineral resource increase

Base Resources has reported a 29% increase in the mineral resource at its Kwale South Dune deposit, in Kenya.

The Kwale South Dune deposit resource increase is attributed to the discovery of additional contiguous resource extensions to the south of the project.

The mineral sands miner also said there was a significant increase in the confidence of the mineral resource estimate, with 71% of material tonnes, and 76% of heavy mineral tonnes estimated to be in the measured category.

Mining operations at Kwale were currently being conducted from the Central Dune deposit, and would transition to the South Dune deposit in the second half of 2019.

The South Dune deposit is estimated to host some 114.1-million tonne of resource at an average heavy mineral grade of between 3% and 25% slimes for 3.47-million tonnes of heavy minerals.

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