Kikagati Tin Project

In April 2018, Carnavale (“Company”) announced it had signed an exclusive and binding option to an earn-in agreement with African Panther Resources Limited, a local Ugandian private company, to acquire 70% of the Kikagati Tin Project (“Project”), located in Uganda on the southern border of Tanzania, Africa.

The Project covers an area of approximately 83km2, comprising of seven exploration permits and a mining lease which spans extensive surface and shallow underground artisanal workings over at least 2.5km of strike along the main Nyarubungo and Katanga ridges. Importantly there is no prior evidence of the project ever being drill tested.

Carnavale has successfully completed due diligence on the Project and commenced a 2,000m diamond drilling program in the September 2018 Quarter. The Company believes that Kikagati represents a very large mineralised system with potential to host a large-scale tin resource. 

Kikagati Map
Figure 1: Kikagati (Isingiro) Tin Project Location


The Project shows extensive surface alluvial/eluvial artisanal workings, historic adits and bedrock vein workings open at surface. The numerous workings form a semi-continuous to continuous zone of mineralisation that has been exploited for many years by the local miners.

The tin occurs as coarse grained cassiterite within and along the margins of a series of stacked, steeply west dipping quartz-muscovite veins and stockwork veinlets hosted within a 100-200m thick quartzite unit that dips moderately to the east. Several horizons, which layer parallel to the quartzite unit, are also interpreted as shear zones comprising almost all goethite rich clays and tourmaline crystal development. These shear structures are considered high fluid flow hydrothermal conduits for tin bearing mineralisation from a nearby granite source.

Figure 2 Kikagati Quartz
     Figure 2: Example of finer quartz-tourmaline vein stockwork in the host quartzite

Cassiterite mineralisation is associated with muscovite, and to a lesser extent tourmaline along vein boundaries and within vein fractures. Distinct selvages composed mainly of muscovite, tourmaline and in some cases magnetite, occur around brecciated lenses of the original vein. These are favourable sites for mineralisation where the cassiterite occurs as inter-grown crystals. In many instances there is evidence for brittle/ductile deformation occurring during the mineralisation development. Large crystals of cassiterite also occur within the primary massive milky white to clear quartz veins.

4x Kikagati Images

Figure 3: (Photos 1&2) – Deformed and sheared primary quartz veins with muscovite rich breccia type selvage.

(3) Photo looking up to a bedding plane. Most of the +-80m think “shear bed” has been mined out. (4) Cassiterite

A. within a primary quartz vein adjacent to a muscovite selvage B. on the quartzite C. contact 

Planned Future Work Programmes

  • 2,000m diamond drilling to test fresh bedrock tin mineralisation at Kikagati
  • Assess mineralisation for large scale resource potential
  • Subject to positive drill results, continue drilling to expand the resource limits
  • Preliminary resource estimate
  • Assess potential for additional tin targets in larger tenement package

Summary of Agreement Details

Please refer to ASX announcement date 2 April 2018 – Carnavale to acquire large scale tin project, Uganda

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