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Kibaran gets assurance for mine licence

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th September 2018 Graphite developer Kibaran Resources has been assured by the Tanzanian government that the mining license for its Epanko graphite project would be renewed for an additional ten years, upon its expiry. The renewal would be conditional upon Kibaran meeting the requirements of the country’s Mining... 

Kibaran progresses Epanko

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th June 2018 ASX-listed Kibaran Resources is progressing the development of its Epanko graphite project, in Tanzania, signing a non-binding letter of intent with GR Engineering Services to negotiate an early works agreement, and ultimately an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the... 

Launch of Tanzanian mining commission to benefit Kibaran

By: Anine Kilian     7th June 2018 The Tanzanian Department of Minerals has formally launched the Mining Commission, which will be responsible for administering the minerals sector in that country. The commission has started a process of issuing some 7 000 mineral licences that had been pending after the Tanzanian government... 

Kibaran eager to engage Tanzania’s new Minerals Commission

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd February 2018 ASX-listed Kibaran Resources stands ready to present its Epanko graphite project to Tanzania’s yet-to-be-established Minerals Commission to start discussions over “silent” matters and the impact on the proposed Epanko debt financing arrangements. Kibaran said it had reviewed the mining... 

Kibaran board approves spherical graphite pilot plant

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     22nd January 2018 The board of ASX-listed Kibaran Resources has approved the spherical graphite pilot plant programme at a plant in Germany, using feedstock from the Epanko graphite project, in Tanzania. Funded through available working capital, the initial testwork programme aims to optimise the spherical... 

Kibaran, ProGraphite sign knowledge-sharing agreement

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th December 2017 ASX-listed Kibaran Resources has signed a binding agreement with German-based ProGraphite under which it would grant Kibaran full access to its extensive technical and commercial knowledge relating to the processing of graphite for use in battery product applications. Noting that this was an... 

Kibaran mulling battery-grade graphite pilot in Germany

By: Mia Breytenbach     15th December 2017 Following the successful completion of a feasibility study on downstream processing of graphite from its Epanko graphite project in Tanzania, exploration company Kibaran Resources will establish a pilot plant in Germany that will be expanded to commercial scale for the supply of premium battery... 

Kibaran to build battery-grade graphite producing pilot plant

By: Mia Breytenbach     5th December 2017 Following the successful completion of a feasibility study on downstream processing of graphite from its Epanko graphite project in Tanzania, ASX-listed Kibaran Resources will establish a pilot plant in Germany that will be expanded to commercial scale for the supply of  premium battery graphite... 

Kibaran receives resettlement approval for Epanko

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     28th November 2017 Australia-based junior Kibaran Resources on Tuesday reported that the Tanzanian government had approved the resettlement action plan (RAP) compensation schedules for its Epanko graphite project. The chief valuer from the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development (MLHHSD)... 

Kibaran trebles planned output of Tanzania graphite project

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th November 2017 Optimisation testwork at graphite developer Kibaran Resources’ Epanko project, in Tanzania, has flagged the potential trebling of planned battery-grade graphite production. MD Andrew Spinks told shareholders on Monday that the optimisation testwork had confirmed the positive results of Kibaran’s... 

Kibaran finds eco-friendly process at Epanko

By: Esmarie Iannucci     26th September 2017 Graphite developer Kibaran Resources has produced battery-grade graphite at its Epanko project, in Tanzania, using a graphite purification method that is considered environmentally friendly. The ASX-listed company told shareholders this week that the new process used simple acids that were... 

Interest returning to Africa in response to commodities resurgence

11th August 2017 Interest in Africa’s mineral potential is returning and there is a growing confidence in the future of the resources sector in Africa and in Africa–Australia relations, says organiser of the Africa Down Under (ADU) conference, Australian magazine publisher, Paydirt Media.  

Epanko financing not affected by Tanzanian laws

By: Esmarie Iannucci     12th July 2017 Graphite developer Kibaran Resources on Wednesday told shareholders that the recent legislative changes in Tanzania were unlikely to affect project funding for the Epanko project. The company has held discussions with its international banking partners, which has supported Kibaran throughout the... 

Walkabout to review DFS for Tanzania project

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th July 2017 Graphite developer Walkabout Resources on Thursday told shareholders that it would review the definitive feasibility study (DFS) results for its Lindi Jumbo project, to assess the impact of the Tanzanian government’s legislative changes on the project economics. The Tanzanian Parliament earlier... 

Australian miners halt trading on Tanzanian law changes

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th July 2017 A slew of Australian mining companies have suspended share trading on the ASX amid legislative changes in the Tanzanian mining sector. The Tanzanian Parliament earlier this week passed two laws allowing the government to force mining companies to renegotiate contracts, with a third Bill... 

Mixed reaction from Australian miners to Tanzania mining law proposals

By: Esmarie Iannucci     3rd July 2017 Australian miners have responded with mixed feelings to the announcement of possible legislative changes in Tanzania. Three Bills that were recently submitted to the Tanzanian Parliament would allow the government to force mining and energy companies to renegotiate contracts. 

Kibaran lifts Epanko resource by 40%

By: Esmarie Iannucci     31st March 2017 Junior graphite developer Kibaran Resources has reported a 40% increase in the mineral resource at its Epanko project, in Tanzania. The company on Friday reported that the mineral resource was now estimated at 30.7-million tonnes, grading 9.9% total graphitic grade for 3.05-million tonnes of... 

Armadale declares maiden resource estimate at Tanzania graphite project

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     8th December 2016 Aim-listed Armadale has declared a maiden Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant inferred mineral resource estimate of 40.9-million tonnes – graded at 9.41% total graphitic content (TGC) – for its 100%-owned Mahenge Liandu graphite project, in Tanzania. At least 32-million tonnes of this resource... 

Kibaran eyes downstream processing in Tanzania

By: Esmarie Iannucci     27th September 2016 ASX-listed Kibaran Resources has started a feasibility study on the downstream processing of its graphite product from its Epanko project, in Tanzania. The feasibility study will include the production of battery-grade graphite for the lithium-ion battery market. 

Armadale starts RC drilling at Tanzania graphite project

By: Anine Kilian     23rd September 2016 Aim-listed Armadale Capital has started reverse circulation (RC) drilling at its high-grade Mahenge Liandu graphite project in Tanzania. The company reported on Friday that RC drilling had started over a 2 km strike length within the project area. 

Kibaran testwork confirms quality of Tanzania project’s graphite

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     31st August 2016 Commercial-scale testwork at ASX-listed Kibaran Resources’ Tanzania-based Epanko project continues to confirm the high quality of the graphite. The testwork results will assist in determining processing routes and sales prices, while also helping to underpin studies to expand Epanko’s planned... 

Kibaran to progress Epanko project with $10.9m capital raise

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     17th August 2016 ASX-listed Kibaran Resources will start key development preparations and initiate expansion studies for its Epanko graphite project in Tanzania, after raising $10.9-million through a share placement. The placement was completed at 23c apiece, representing a 14.8% discount to Kibaran’s last... 

Kibaran signs graphite supply agreement with Japanese major

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     8th August 2016 ASX-listed Kibaran Resources has signed a binding exclusivity agreement with Japanese commodities trading giant Sojitz for the supply of graphite concentrate produced at its Epanko project, in Tanzania. Under the agreement, Kibaran will be the sole supplier of Tanzanian graphite to Sojitz for... 

Advances in energy-storage technology, burgeoning electric car market driving lithium and graphite uptake

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st July 2016 Advances in energy-storage technology and rising demand for batteries from the global electric vehicle (EV) market are driving the need for technology minerals – such as lithium and graphite – which are increasingly used in lithium-ion batteries. The sectors mining these industries are “young and... 

Advances in energy-storage technology, burgeoning electric car market driving lithium and graphite uptake

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st July 2016 The proliferation and streamlining of technological advancements in energy-storage systems, as well as the demand for batteries in the global electric vehicle (EV) market, are driving the need for technology minerals – such as lithium and graphite, which are increasingly used in lithium-ion... 

Armadale Capital to acquire Tanzania graphite project

By: Mia Breytenbach     17th June 2016 Aim-quoted natural resources projects developer Armadale Capital has entered into a heads of terms agreement to acquire the Mahenge Liandu graphite project in south-east Tanzania. The company entered into the agreement with Australian company Graphite Advancement Tanzania (GAT), which, through a... 

Technical due diligence on Kibaran’s Epanko project complete

By: Samantha Herbst     7th June 2016 After securing $2-million through a share placement earlier this year, in conjunction with additional funding mechanisms, junior graphite developer Kibaran Resources announced on Tuesday that technical due diligence on its Tanzania-based Epanko graphite project is now complete, making Kibaran the... 

Kibaran raises $2m for Tanzania graphite project

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     22nd February 2016 Australian junior Kibaran Resources is poised to finalise project financing for development of its Epanko graphite project, in Tanzania, after raising $2-million through a share placement at 15c apiece. As an additional funding mechanism, the placees would receive one free attaching option for... 

Kibaran closer to securing financing for Epanko

By: Esmarie Iannucci     20th January 2016 Junior graphite developer Kibaran Resources has inched closer to securing $77-million in financing to build its Epanko project, in Tanzania. The company reported on Wednesday that it had received a summary of indicative terms from German bank KfW IPEX for senior debt financing of up to $40-million. 

Production targets of graphite project increased

9th October 2015 Perth-based graphite developer, Kibaran Resources’ updated production growth strategy has confirmed that the company’s Epanko and Merelani-Arusha graphite projects, in Tanzania, have the potential to produce a combined 150 000 t/y of concentrate by the sixth year of mining and processing. These... 

Epanko a step closer to financing

By: Esmarie Iannucci     7th October 2015 Tanzania-focused graphite developer Kibaran Resources has signed a mandate letter with German bank KfW IPEX to explore financing options for the construction of the $77-million Epanko project. “The mandate is a further step forward for Epanko and formally confirms KfW IPEX-Bank’s interest in... 

Kibaran ups graphite output hopes in Tanzania 

By: Esmarie Iannucci     14th September 2015 Graphite developer Kibaran Resources has increased its production estimates for its flagship Tanzanian projects by some 50%. The miner reported on Monday that an updated growth strategy had determined that the Epanko and Merelani-Arusha graphite projects could deliver a combined 150 000 t/y of... 

BFS boosts Epanko project economics, but capex to rise

By: Esmarie Iannucci     23rd July 2015 A bankable feasibility study (BFS) into ASX-listed junior Kibaran Resources’ Epanko graphite project, in Tanzania, has improved the project economics, but has also resulted in an increase in the required capital expenditure. Based on production of 40 000 t/y of high-grade graphite flake... 

Epanko mining lease granted

By: Esmarie Iannucci     15th July 2015 ASX-listed graphite developer Kibaran Resources has been granted a mining license for its Epanko project, by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals in Tanzania. The mining license, which was the last remaining major milestone for the project in terms of government permitting, allowed for the... 

Kibaran upgrades Tanzania project's resource

By: Esmarie Iannucci     11th June 2015 Graphite developer Kibaran Resources has upgraded the mineral resource at its Epanko project, in Tanzania, with a significant portion of the previously indicated resource now classified as measured or indicated. Kibaran reported on Thursday that following drilling, trenching and geotechnical... 

Epanko development gains momentum

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th May 2015 Graphite developer Kibaran Resources has moved a step closer to the development of its Epanko graphite project, in Tanzania, with the company announcing on Tuesday that it had received an environmental permit from the office of the Vice President. The certificate was a pre-requisite for the... 

Kibaran raises funds to advance Epanko

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th April 2015 Graphite developer Kibaran Resources has raised A$4.1-million through a share placement to fund the continued development of the Epanko project, in Tanzania. Kibaran on Friday announced that the company had received firm commitments to raise the funds through the placement of 24.4-million... 

Epanko's new NPV a miscalculation - Kibaran

By: Esmarie Iannucci     9th April 2015 Graphite developer Kibaran Resources has withdrawn an updated net present value (NPV) estimation for its Epanko project, in Tanzania, claiming a miscalculation. The ASX-listed junior earlier this week reported that an independent review of the project had increased the projected NPV by 55%,... 

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