Manyoni and Octavo uranium projects

Tanzania

Overview

The Manyoni Uranium Project tenements are located in the Republic of Tanzania (pop. 65 million), approximately 100km northwest of the capital city of Dodoma (pop. 765,000). The location of the uranium project at Manyoni is shown in Figure 2 and the location of the Octavo uranium project is shown in Figure 3.

Strategically located just 5km north of Manyoni town, the Manyoni Uranium Project enjoys convenient access to modern railway and sealed highway infrastructure as well as readily available power and water resources. 

The Octavo uranium project is adjacent to Rosatom’s world class Nyota Uranium Deposit (formerly ASX listed Mantra Resources Ltd; A$1.02bn takeover in 2011). 

Moab is committed to expediting exploration and development efforts across the Manyoni and Octavo projects.

Previous Exploration

The Manyoni Uranium Project was extensively explored from the early 2000’s until 2013 by former owner, ASX listed company Uranex Ltd (ASX:UNL) (now, Magnis Energy Technologies Ltd (ASX: MNS)).

Historical exploration results can be found in the Company’s ASX announcement dated 12th March 2024. 

Geology

The tenements are located in the central part of the Tanzanian Archaean Shield, which is a stable platform of granite-gneiss terrane with marginal greenstone belts. 

Radiometrically “hot” granites have been subject to erosion over geological time and have contributed uranium and other metals into the pluvial streams and lakes which drain the shield. 

In the Manyoni area the uranium is deposited in a shallow playa lake system as schröckingerite (in the lake sediments) and carnotite in the granitic saprolite below the lake sediments. The mineralisation varies from flat lying to shallowly dipping as it follows the direction of the palaeo-drainage to the south-east while the average depth to the top of mineralisation is 10m. 

In the Octavo area the geological model is for uranium in Triassic sandstone overlying granite basement rocks.

In-Country Partner

Mr. Lugembe Kahungwa

Exploration Manager

Galo Capital Ltd own 20% of the shares in Katika Resources Ltd. Mr. Kahungwa is the Managing Director of Galo Capital Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance and Masters of Arts in Economics from the University of Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Mr. Kahungwa’s passion for business is deeply engrained, and his strategic vision, commitment to sustainable development, and in-depth understanding of Tanzania’s mineral wealth have paved the way for numerous successful ventures.

In-Country Management

Mr. Godluck Sekwao

Exploration Manager

Experienced geologist with 16 years across all aspects of geological projects and a particular focus on exploration. Most recently working with Shanta Gold across its East African projects.

Mr. Charles Sayi Mihayo

Senior Geologist

Charles is an experienced geologist with over 18 year across Africa in project discovery, development, and mining production across a range of commodities.

Mr. Ryoba Chacha

Consulting Geologist

Ryoba has over 15 years of experience working on geological projects, particularly in East Africa. He has also previously worked on the Manyoni Project as a Project Geologist with Uranex Ltd.