Tanzania

Singida Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Gold
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotShanta Gold is pleased to announce the first gold pour at the Singida Gold Mine on March 30th 2023, on schedule and on budget.

Seven open pits are planned to be mined as per the current Life of Mine Plan.

Only 26% of current resources are included in the existing life of mine plan and 90% of contained gold within reserves are less than 150 meters from the surface, highlighting the potential for reserve expansion at depth.

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
Shanta Gold Ltd. 100 % Indirect
One of the mining licences is wholly owned by Shanta Mining Company Ltd (SMCL); a portion of another is owned 90% by Shanta with the balance held in a Joint Venture with GL Jossue & JB Joel Limited. The third licence is held by the Joint Venture in the same proportion.

Ownership of the prospecting licences is 100% with Shanta Mining.

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Deposit type

  • Metamorphic

Summary:

The geology of the Singida area is dominated by the Tanzanian granite-gneiss craton. Poorly exposed greenstone remnants were identified within the granite gneiss terrain during mapping by the Geological Survey of Tanzania (Haidutov 1976). These greenstones comprise an intercalated sedimentary and volcanic sequence with similarities to the Nyanzian Supergroup (System) of the Lake Victoria Goldfields.

The volcanic rocks encountered are predominantly basaltic lava and localised hypabyssal diorite/microdiorite intrusives. Meta-sedimentary rocks consist mainly of metaquartzitic lithologies, with subordinate siltstones, mudstones and banded ferruginous chert also encountered. The orientation of the layering is generally parallel to the basement foliation. Isoclinal folding is also evident.

The Nyanzian lithologies are generally metamorphosed to greenschist- and lower-amphibolite facies with localised occurrences of upper amphibolite grade. Post tectonic granite intrusives are common throughout the area.

Gold mineralisation is associated with penetrative brittle-ductile, steeply dipping, quartz veined shear zones that generally approximate the strike of lithological contacts.

The area south of Singida is exceptionally flat lying with little relief except for the granite intrusives that form prominent tors. Weathered overburden profiles are dominated by Neogene transported pedogenic gravels and related soils. Black Cotton soils (Mbuga) occurs locally.

Singida orebodies open along strike and at depth with numerous previously identified parallel structures.

The mineral resource estimate is hosted in a greenstone deposit that incorporates three mining licenses and seven mineralised zones with a combined strike length of 4.9 km.

Widths range from 5-15 metres and mineralisation extends approximately 500 metres below the topographical surface.

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Comminution

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Production

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