Savannah Resources plc (AIM: SAV) (‘Savannah’ or ‘the Company’), the AIM quoted resource development company, is pleased to announce that the Mutamba Consortium has completed the commissioning of a pilot processing plant at the Mutamba Mineral Sands Project (‘Mutamba’) in Mozambique (see picture above). In celebration of this, the plant was officially opened today by His Excellency, the Governor of Inhambane, Daniel Chapo, in the presence of national, provincial and district officials and members of the local community. The 20 tonne per hour plant will be used to produce concentrates as part of the Pre-Feasibility study for Mutamba, which began earlier this year.
David Archer, Savannah’s Chief Executive Officer said
“We have been delighted to see the continuing strong support for the Project both from the Governor and all levels of government and local communities. The commissioning of the pilot plant is an important step forward for our studies on Mutamba, which our fully owned subsidiary AME is conducting on behalf of the Mutamba Consortium. The pilot plant will allow us to process samples and conduct tests on the extraction of minerals from the deposits. While things are still at a very early stage, a pilot plant is an important part of any project study and we look forward to the work ahead.”
About The Mutamba Consortium
The Mutamba Consortium was formed late last year and is made up of the Savannah Resources plc, which is listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange, its wholly owned subsidiary AME East Africa Ltd (‘AME’), and Rio Tinto plc, an international mining and metals company, which is dual listed in Australia and the UK.
AME, a wholly owned subsidiary of Savannah, operates the project on behalf of the consortium, through its subsidiary Matilda Minerals.
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