Advanced materials technology company, Talga reported positive results from its drilling campaign at Vittangi graphite project.

A total of 28 exploration diamond drillholes for 3046.5 metres were completed at the Niska prospect, targeting a series of electro-magnetic and outcropping targets located 1 to 2 kilometres northeast along strike of the Nunasvaara Mineral Resource of 12.3Mt @ 25.5 per cent Cg.

Exceptionally wide and high-grade graphite downhole intercepts were returned including 72.0 metres at 29.9 per cent graphite (Cg) from 105.5 metres in NUN19023 (including 32.0 metres at 41.9 per cent Cg), 73.0 metres at 29.7 per cent Cg from 112.1 metres in NUN19026 (including 18.0 metres at 41.4 per cent Cg) and 106.4 metres at 25.5 per cent Cg from 24.8 metres in NUN19015.

Talga Managing Director, Mr Mark Thompson says that these are world class graphite results of a grade and width rarely seen in a global context.

“The Vittangi project already contains the largest, highest grade graphite mineral deposit in Europe and these new zones add potential for numerous larger scale and longer life development options,” says Mr Thompson.

“We look forward to exploring how this discovery can add even more value to our planned integrated graphite anode production facility in northern Sweden, to be built on the doorstep of the Li-ion battery mega-factories underway in Europe.”

Work on defining the maiden JORC-compliant mineral resource estimate for Niska will now commence, along with metallurgical and anode product testwork. This will result in Niska being included with the other Nunasvaara resources in future feasibility studies.