Haneti comprises tenements (prospecting licences, offers and applications) prospective for nickel, platinum-group-elements and gold. It covers an area of approximately 5,000 sq. km in central Tanzania and forms a near contiguous project block. The project area straddles the Dodoma, Kondoa and Manyoni districts all within the Dodoma (Administrative) Region. Access to the project is via Dodoma by tar road for 50 km and well maintained gravel road for another 38 km to the village of Haneti. Access within the project is by a dense network of 4WD navigable roads and bush tracks that provide good penetration through most of the tenements.
Geology and Mineralisation
Haneti-Itiso Ultramafic Complex (HIUC)
The main prospective belt of rocks within the project, the Haneti-Itiso Ultramafic Complex (HIUC), is centred on the small town of Haneti, located 88 kilometres north of Tanzania’s capital city Dodoma . The HIUC sporadically crops out over a strike length of 80 kilometres with most outcrop exposure occurring 15 kilometres east of Haneti village where artisanal mining of the sem-precious mineral chrysoprase (nickel stained chalcedonic quartz) is being carried out at a few localities. The rocks of the HIUC comprises serpentinites (metamorphosed ultrabasic rocks e.g. dunite and peridotite), in parts highly silicified, and standing out as small hills on a flat peneplain. These serpentinites are commonly associated with outcrops of metabasic rocks (metagabbro and metadolerite) which being very hard rocks also stand proud. The HIUC is intruded into gneisses of the Paleo-Proterozoic Usagaran System close to the NE margin of the Archaean Dodoman System which locally comprises granite and granodiorite. Within the project block the Usagaran and Dodoman Systems are in fault contact along a 5-25 km wide ductile shear zone represented by sheared granitoids called the Bubu Cataclasites.
Londoni Greenstone Belt
Bordering the Haneti block to the west, a new greenstone belt, the Londoni Greenstone Belt has been recognised in recent years within the Archaean Dodoman System. AIM-listed Shanta Mining Plc has published a resource of approximately 1 million ounces at a grade of 1.5 grams per tonne from a number of small prospects over a 6 kilometre strike length in this area. This greenstone geology extends southeast in to the Haneti project where work by another company Lake Victoria Gold Mining Company Ltd has reported positive gold exploration results from mining claims that occur within the Haneti prospecting licence Offer area, PLA 1162.