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OVERVIEW

Gold was discovered at Buhemba in the early 1920s. Mining at Buhemba, Kiabakari and elsewhere began on a small scale during the early 1930s and later commenced at Nyasenero, Mrangi (Phoenix Mine), Simba Sirori, Golden Glory, and many other lesser localities. At Kiabakari, large-scale mining began in 1959 and continued until 1966. Throughout the area there is widespread work by artisanal miners. Cumulative production from the Musoma-Mara greenstone belt has been 9 to 10 tons of gold and a minor amount of silver.

Tarani Gold Mine is covered mostly by ferruginous duricrust rocks, overlying Nyanzian rocks which consist of a sequence of basic and felsic flows and tuffs with some well-developed horizons of magnetite-facies (Banded Iron Formation) containing minor pyrite. The Nyanzian rocks are enclosed by younger foliated and unfoliated granites resulting in a number or generations of quartz veins. The main structural trend within this license lies mainly between the E-W.

Results are indicative of rich primary and secondary mineralization associated with gold is present at Tarani Gold Mine Property. Auriferous impregnations by quartz-stringers occur in the black silicified amygdaloid and to judge from poor exposures in shall trenches the impregnated zone has a general direction of 132deg. Initial grab sample from within the shear zone revealed a high value of 69 g/t Au to 150g/t Au. Other grab samples measured as high as 23.1 g/t Au. Mine overburden ore and rubble deposits analysis has revealed gold content. Quartz - Hornblende - Schists soil analysis revealed gold content of about 8.7g/t Au. Over-burden ore analysis revealed gold content of about 17.7g/t Au. Small-scale miners have been actively mining gold bearing veins in and around the Project area for decades.

Kilamongo review and interpretation of Geological trends within the Tarani Gold Mine concurs with J. kovacik, F.B. Wade, M.L. Airo, P.B Ndonde, E. Hyvonen, A. Ruotsalainen, S.A. Chiragwile, J.M. Mwamo, G.M Stockley and Major Warwick thesis that mineralization is localised at the intersection of two geological features: the contact of the Nyanzian intrusion (the host for gold mineralisation) and granitic intrusion have influenced the fissuring along the southern margin of the Nyanzian belt. A series of low angle thrust faults 60/25 SE is displaying both the quartz veins and quartz porphyry dyke with the country rock and the Shear zone that bounds the deposit which appear to be the youngest.

The regional distribution and extensions of these fault lines indicates that they are conceived in deeper parts of the earth crust. Quartz zones and extensive dykes of dolerite frequently follow their structural pattern.  This zone of intersection creates linear features that give rise to the East-West lateral trend within Tarani Gold Property. With this interpretation, Kilamongo Gold is confidence that deep drilling programme will be designed to target the resources up to a depth of 2500m below the ground. The width on the eastern end 5 to 6ft And reported panning values are 5 to 8dwt, while widths near the camp range between 2in and 3ft.The reefs are at least 2,500m deep and the mineralization is associated with banded ironstones outcrops.

Numerous surveys programs, trenching and pitting, driving into old shafts were carried out in order to delineate and understand the characteristics of the ore-body. Reefs have been defined and their grade ranges between 9.7g/t Au to 46.3 g/t Au. The occurrence consists of system of parallel reefs having a length of on mile to one mile and a half, and striking 110deg. In the main there are two series of three, which unite on the eastern side. The reefs penetrate a series of phyllites and horneblande - schists, which have a general west strike. There at Tarani Gold Mine, a significant inventory of unclassified gold mineralization at Tarani from the depth of 2500m below made available by secondary mineralization and the persistence of quartz reef to greater depth has been confirmed  and  the possibility of extending along established geological trends of East-West to Manyawa and Bukambiro Hill.

The Tarani gold deposit is located in the South-West of Buhemba Mine and 4 miles away from Irasenero hill within the area dominated by reef gold potentiality of Musoma-Mara greenstone belt, particularly Tarani Gold Mine’s gold occurrences composed by ferruginous duricrust rocks which are volcanico-massive - sulphide (VMS) type of gold mineralization. The ferruginous duricrust rocks are overlaying the Nyanzian Super Group. Results indicate that structures in the Buhemba Mine crosscut the property and extend toward S-W through Tarani Gold Mine.

 

GEOPHYSICAL REPORT

Tanzania lies on the African plate that contains Archean cratons over 2.5 billion years. The Tarani Gold Mine property is located in the Precambrian Tanzania Craton which occupies most of Tanzania. The Archean of Tanzania consists of granite-greenstone terrains in which linear belts of greenstones are set in a field of predominantly granitic rocks. The Archean is divided in the Dodoman system, Nyanzian system, Kavirondian system and the granite-gneiss terrain.

The Nyanzian system comprises a sequence of mafic volcanic rocks and immature sedimentary rocks which form the greenstone belts of the central craton. These belts host most of Tanzania’s gold deposits. The Nyanzian can be subdivided into a Lower and an Upper Series on the basis of a recognizable upward transition from mafic to felsic lavas, with minor tuffs and interbedded sedimentary rock. The Lower Series consists mainly of basalt, andesite and dacite pillow lavas. The sedimentary rocks include banded iron formation (BIF) recrystallized cherts and some shale and conglomerate. The Upper Series of the Nyanzian sequence is characterized by an assemblage of felsic lavas, tuff, ferruginous cherts, BIF and subordinate meta-pelite. The greenstones are folded about steeply dipping axial planes, which define a generally east-west grain.

 

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

Tarani Gold Mine is covered mostly by ferruginous duricrust rocks, overlying Nyanzian rocks which consist of a sequence of basic and felsic flows and tuffs with some well-developed horizons of magnetite-facies (Banded Iron Formation) containing minor pyrite. The Nyanzian rocks are enclosed by younger foliated and unfoliated granites resulting in a number or generations of quartz veins. The main structural trend within this licence lies mainly between the E-W. Results are indicative of rich primary and secondary mineralization associated with gold is present at Tarani Gold Mine Property. Auriferous impregnations by quartz-stringers occur in the black silicified amygdaloid and to judge from poor exposures in shall trenches the impregnated zone has a general direction of 132deg. Initial grab sample from within the shear zone revealed a high value of 69 g/t Au to 150g/t Au. Other grab samples measured as high as 23.1 g/t Au, 3g/t Au to 8 g/t Au. Mine overburden ore and rubble deposits analysis has revealed gold content. Quartz-Hornblende-schists soil analysis revealed gold content of about 4.7g/t Au. Over-burden ore analysis revealed gold content of about 17.7g/t Au. Small-scale miners have been actively mining gold bearing veins in and around the Project area for decades.

 

PROJECT PROFILE

A volcano-Massive-Sulphide type of gold mineralization is present within the region. At Tarani Gold Mine mineralization is hosted in east-west trending, steeply south dipping fault zones characterized containing quartz reef veins, high-density stock-work quartz veining with tiny stringers cutting through the adjacent country rock and strong silicified alteration of black and red indurated phyllites. The source of this anomaly is a gabbroidic massif with disseminated sulfides. There are also shear zones which houses the quartz veins of Tarani Gold Mine. It is a common experience in the field to pass over amygdaloidal varieties having wide and narrow belts of sheared silicified lava in the main mass. Quartz reefs were seen to cut the country rock in the outcrops in an east-west direction with many tiny quartz stringers penetrating underground through the lateritic crust.

 

EXPLORATION PROFILE

Two forms of enrichment are known to occur; residual and secondary have been commonly noted in the region. Residual enrichment caused by decomposition of pyrite, occurs nearly every auriferous reef or impregnation. The loss of pyrite raises the proportion of gold slightly. Secondary enrichment occurs usually within the first 100 feet and often about 25 to 45 feet from the surface. It is recognized by the increase of values as the upper portion of sulphide zone is approached and by the diminishing of value to a more or less constant value when pyrite zone is entered. As dendritic manganese oxide which often has filtrated down the cracks from the surface is commonly seen on the joint surface of the reefs, it is possible that it is one of the agent that dissolve the gold. It is well known that gold is soluble in acid solutions containing nascent chlorine which is generated by the interaction sulphuric acid (Produced by the decomposition of pyrite), manganese dioxide and chlorides.

 

PRODUCTION PROFILE

The company is transitioning to quick-start modular plants and projects that can be expanded moderately as industry fundamentals improve while up-scaling our old operations to leverage new approaches to a wide range of traditional and modern mining and mineral development processes. It is our aim to build project in phases, gearing to initially establish small-scale plants to generate smaller volumes when commodity prices are low and then scaling up to medium and large scale as demand fundamentals shift. This will help to position us to build a flexible production output geared towards the growth areas of the market.

 

OPERATIONAL PROFILE

Our activities are expected to spiral from small-scale to mid-tier and to large-scale production aiming for national and international operations. Our projected diversified portfolio standpoint includes flexibility in gold, nickel and copper mine developments. We strategically aim to invest in under-explored, under-developed and highly-prospective areas that provide organic growth potential and access to high quality assets. Our flagship mine, Tarani Gold Mine, is the under-explored and under-developed gold mine in Tanzania.

 

 
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