The Mohanga Project comprises three contiguous tenements covering a total combined area of approximately 177km2 located in central Tanzania approximately 40km NNE of the capital Dodoma and 400km WNW of Dar es Salaam (see Figure 1).
Figure 1: Map of Tanzania showing location of Liontown projects
Liontown secured the Mohanga Lithium-Tantalum Project in December Quarter of 2015 through a combination of tenement acquisitions and an option deal with a local company. Further details of the land status are provided below.
A number of lithium-bearing pegmatites had been recorded by historic (1962) government mapping and reconnaissance rock chip sampling by Liontown geologists returned significant lithium (>1% Li2O) and tantalum (>0.05% Ta2O5) values.
The Project is in the south eastern part of the Archaean Tanzanian Craton where it comprises a WNW-NW trending sequence of metasediments (quartzite, quartz-feldspar schist and graphitic schist), amphibolite schist and quartz-feldspar gneiss intruded by granite (Figure 2). The regional geological setting is considered analogous to the Greenbushes lithium deposit in southwest Western Australia, the world's largest pegmatite-hosted deposit.
Figure 2: Mohanga Project – Geology map showing pegmative distribution and most advanced prospect areas
Exploration work by Liontown has identified high-grade spodumene-related lithium and tantalum mineralisation at the Tresor prospect where a mineralised pegmatite zone at least 500m long has been defined (Figures 3 and 4).
Figure 3: Mohanga Project – Tresor prospect showing lithium in rock chip results
Figure 4: Mohanga Project – Tresor prospect showing tantalum in rock chip results
Liontown secured the Mohanga Lithium-Tantalum Project in the December Quarter of 2015 through a combination of tenement acquisitions and an option deal with a local company.
Two of the three tenements, PL10724/2015 and PL10938/2016, are wholly-owned and held directly by Liontown Resources (Tanzania).
The third tenement (PL9067/2013) is subject to an Option Agreement with local company Central Mining Company which gives Liontown the right to acquire 100% of the PL. The main terms of the proposed Option Agreement between Liontown and Central Mining are: