Morogoro (Gold)
Key Facts
Morogoro and Dodoma Regions, Tanzania
3,206 km2
100% (90% PL 5625/2009)
Ruvu Nappe
None (early stage projects)

• Detailed geological mapping and trenching (Ruvu Nappe)

• First pass drilling surveys (Ruvu Nappe)

The Morogoro Project comprises  mineral licences and applications covering an area of 3,206 square kilometres and is situated in the Morogoro and Dodoma regions of central and south eastern Tanzania. Access is by a network of gravel and tarred roads in varying stages of repair linking to the well maintained and busy central east-west Dar es Salaam to Dodoma road. The project can be conveniently divided into two large licence blocks, the Morogoro Licence Block and the Dodoma Licence Block, each comprising smaller blocks of contiguous and non-contiguous licence blocks at various stages of application, offer, issue and renewal. The Morogoro Licence Block and the Dodoma Licence Block are also known as the Morogoro South Block (MSB) and the Morogoro North Block (MNB) respectively. The MSB comprises mineral tenements covering an area of 1,257 km2 located south and west of the town of Morogoro. The MNB comprises mineral tenements covering an area of 1,948 km2 east of Dodoma . Both licence blocks significantly increases the Company’s footprint in this newly emerging gold field in eastern Tanzania where, prior to the acquisition of Morogoro Gold Limited (Morogoro Gold), it had just one prospecting licence.
The Morogoro project covers a non-traditional gold exploration area dominated by Proterozoic age high grade metamorphic rocks in eastern Tanzania.

The prospectivity of the project has been enhanced by the on-going discoveries of new areas of gold mineralisation by artisanal miners and by the Magambazi gold discovery of East Africa Metal Ltd (formerly Canaco Resources Limited) near the town of Handeni 30 km north east of the MNB. The southeastern part of the MNB is contiguous with an area of alluvial and hard rock gold mining and preliminary stream sediment sampling by Morogoro Gold in this part of the MNB has returned anomalous gold values. The MSB includes part of the rugged Uluguru mountains and the Company has already identified a major geological structure, the Ruvu Nappe, that it believes has important implications for gold mineralisation in this area. The Ruve Nappe is a 60 km long regional north-south trending fault zone that has thrust marbles of the Matombo Group over granulites of the Langanwangule Group. Most artisanal gold mining activity in the area is coincident with the basal thrust fault of this nappe along its length, workings being located within the rivers and river terraces that drain the structure. Some hard rock mining is also present within the Ruvu Nappe area, most significantly at the Udovelo Mine, which occurs 8 km to the north of PL 5625/09. Local reports suggest mining is being carried out to a depth of 50 to 80 metres of 5-10 cm quartz veins and grades reputed to be up to 280 g/t.

Recent research by workers at the University of Western Australia and the University of Dar es Salaam has indicated that that the geology in this part of eastern Tanzania may be an extension of the highly gold endowed Sukumaland Superterrain, host to the Lake Victoria Goldfield to the north-west. Should this be correct,this strongly establishes the prospectivity of the Morogoro project for the discovery of structurally controlled mesothermal metamorphosed Archaean and Proterozoic age gold mineralisation and the Company will primarily target this style of mineralisation in its field exploration programmes. Additionally, within and adjacent to some of the Morogoro licence blocks, published geological and mineral maps show occurrences of base metals (e.g. copper) and one rare earth element occurrence which will also be investigated by the Company.

The Morogoro project presents the Company with an interest in a large mineral licence portfolio in a relatively unexplored and geologically poorly understood region that is receiving increasing company interest in Tanzania as a result of recent gold discoveries and new geological research. This point to a newly emerging gold field where the Company anticipates significant new gold discoveries will be made in the years ahead..
Stage 1 Exploration Programmes 2012 - 2013
A Stage 1 field exploation programme on priority area was implemented over  the MSB during the period October 2011 to March 2012. This programme comprised a regional soil sampling survey across the Ruvu Nappe. The soil sampling programmes resolved a number of anomalous areas for detailed follow up work. Results from follow up infill soil  sampling  indicated a significant gold anomaly, open-ended on the South at the northern end of PL 5635/2009 on the Ruvu Nappe. Weaker gold anomalies were also defined on in-fill sampling blocks further South along the Ruvu Nappe. A feature of these anomalies is an association with arsenic, bismuth and antimony as well as weaker association with other elements. A significant barium anomaly was also defined over two of the infill sampling blocks (Block B & H).  These results provide areas for follow on trenching and drilling.

Stage 1 stream sediment sampling programmes were implemented at Morogoro North between late 2011 and early 2013. Initial samples results over PLs 6717/2010 and 6598/2010 in the southern part of the area were generally low with albeit with some scattered mostly single point gold anomalies that were followed up with geological mapping and prospecting surveys. Later sample results from the  licences in the northern part of the region which became available in 2013 are  more encouraging and outline higher value  more coherent gold-in-stream anomalies. During 2013 based on emerging sample and mapping results, Kibo rationalised its tenement portfolio over Morogoro North by relinquishing a number of least prospective tenements and will now concentrate on those areas towards the north of the project where results are most encouraging.
Follow up field work at Morogoro was postponed in 2013 to enable resources be directed towards the work programmes at Haneti and Lake Victoria. The target areas generated from the earlier field programmes on the project remain to be followed up contingent on budgets and resources for follow on work becoming available during 2014.