Encouraging vanadium assays at Tando Resources’ SPD project bode well for open pit development

Date: Feb 14, 2019

Tando Resources (ASX: TNO) has generated another set of high-grade vanadium results at its flagship SPD vanadium project in South Africa, with the near surface intercepts confirming open pit mine potential.

Importantly, Tando said the latest results from infill drilling extended the high-grade zone of 87 million tonnes at 1.07% vanadium pentoxide which lies within the project’s global mineral resource.

Notable intersections include 8m at 1.35% vanadium pentoxide from surface; 14.9m at 0.99% vanadium pentoxide from 1.5m, including 7m at 1.21% vanadium pentoxide from 1.5m; and 12m at 0.99% vanadium pentoxide from surface, including 9m at 1.13% vanadium pentoxide from 3m, and 6m at 1.27% vanadium pentoxide from 18.9m.

Commenting on the results, Tando said the intercepts demonstrated the continuity of grade and thickness of the vanadium mineralisation at SPD and further underpinned the potential for an open pit development.

The results come swiftly off the back of a batch of high-grade results released last month as the company moves to rapidly advance the vanadium asset towards monetisation.

Tando officially completed the phase two infill drilling program at SPD in December 2018, drilling a total of 83 holes for 6,002m.

Updated mineral resource

At the end of last year, Tando unveiled an impressive maiden JORC resource for SPD, leading the company to describe the project as a potential tier one asset.

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