Bezant says work undertaken at Kanye manganese project shows potential high-grade manganese deposits

Thu, 24th Jun 2021

Bezant said of recently completed reconnaissance mapping, prospecting and sampling work at its Kanye manganese project in Botswana has demonstrated the potential for high-grade manganese deposits suitable for upgrading to make batteries. Up to four historic manganese occurrences were successfully located and sampled in the field within an 8km-belt, the company said. '40 grab samples were obtained which assayed from traces up to high-grade results of 67.18% MnO occurring at the Moshaneng borrow pit and 68.01% MnO at the Mheelo prospect,' it added. The Mheelo prospect is located just 6km from the Giyani Metals K-Hill manganese project where a feasibility study is due for completion in Q3 2021. 'The extent of the area containing manganese mineralisation at the Moshaneng Borrow Pit has been expanded considerably as a result of our work, reinforcing our original thoughts regarding the potential in that area,' the company said. 'We now intend to to carry out a programme of pitting and trenching to lead us towards the best targets and help optimise a drilling programme,' it added. Story provided by

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