Tando reports “outstanding” initial vanadium results

Date: Jun 6, 2018

Tando Resources (ASX:TNO) this morning revealed initial metallurgical results from samples taken from outcropping magnetite “pipes” at its SPD Vanadium Project.

Overall, these results are excellent, confirming that these pipes represent significant upside, in addition to the historic Resource of 500Mt at the project.

The SPD Vanadium Project is a large, high-grade vanadium deposit located in the established vanadium production hub within the Bushveld Complex of South Africa. Based off tonnage and grade in concentrate, the project has potential to become a globally significant vanadium Resource.

This project is located in a similar geological setting to the mining operations of Rhovan (Glencore), Vametco (Bushveld Minerals) and Mapochs (International Resources Ltd) in the Gauteng region of South Africa.

Metallurgical testwork indicates successful separation of vanidiferous titanomagnetite can be achieved with low intensity magnetic separation. Scoping testwork was completed on high-grade samples (more than 2% vanadium) from magnetite pipes on the project.

Material tested had only undergone coarse crushing, suggesting potential for low comminution requirements. This supports TNO’s belief that material from the magnetic pipes could represent a “direct shipping” type material that may, after a relatively simple concentration process, be able to be sold to an end-user as feedstock for a downstream processing plant, or processed cost-effectively using a different method.

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