Project Summary: Ikungu
Co-ownership with Lakota, with MDN able to earn up to 70% interest.
Located 17 km southwest of Musoma and 135km northeast of Mwanza, Tanzania’s second largest city.
The prospect consists of 2 prospecting permits totaling 17.92 km2
Geology and mineralization
At Ikungu the gold mineralization is hosted in parallel, sheared, and highly metasomatized silica-rich formations intercalated between the Archean basaltic sequences of the Mara-Musoma greenstone belts. The Ikungu greenstones are dominated by mafic lava flows interbedded with rhythmic sequences of finely-laminated chemical sediments, tuffs, chert, minor felsic volcanic and, possibly, detritic sediments.
Strong schistosity at N110° developed within the layered rock package, followed by subsequent multistage intrusions of granitic, dioritic and porphyritic material.
Gold mineralization is associated with sulphides in grey quartz veins and altered assemblages resulting in high-grade mineralized lenses. Small-scale historical mining production averaged 12.5 g/t Au between 1936 and 1952.