Date: Nov 8, 2018

Further drilling by Technology Metals Australia has proven the high grades continue at its Gabanintha vanadium project.

The results of the stage one enhancement drilling, being undertaken as part of a definitive feasibility study (DFS), are expected to “materially increase the global resource and more importantly the indicated resource component”, managing director Ian Prentice said.

Mineral resources are categorised in order of increasing geological confidence as inferred, indicated or measured.

By moving resources into the indicated category, it means a company has sufficient information on geology and grade continuity to support mine planning.

“The results of the reverse circulation drilling from the stage one enhancement drilling program have delivered exceptional strike continuity, and down dip extension, of the massive magnetite mineralisation,” Mr Prentice said.

The 28-hole drilling program uncovered depth extensions between 25m and 50m downdip of the current indicated resource.

Notable results included 14m at 1.17 per cent vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) from 208m and 12m at 1.17 per cent V2O5 from 192m.

The results indicate that a portion of the previously defined inferred resource will be upgraded to the higher confidence indicated category.

Technology Metals (ASX:TMT) says this highlights the scope to materially deepen the open pit design, and that the inferred resource will be extended further down dip.

Meanwhile, drilling on the southern part of the Central Pit area indicates that the strike length of the indicated resource can be extended by over 300m to the south.

Results included 16m at 1.26 per cent V2O5 from 28m and 14m at 1.14 per cent V2O5 from 90m.

Technology Metals says the new intersections compare “very favourably” to earlier results

Infill drilling of the southern tenement also intersected high-grade mineralisation in every hole, with grades consistent with, or exceeding, the resource grades.

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