Australian based exploration company Uranex has recorded up to 54.7% graphitic carbon content from outcrop samples at the Nachu graphite deposit in South East Tanzania.

The northern zone of the tenement is said to have returned high grade outcrops with results ranging from 13.3% to 19.7% of graphitic carbon, while the sample grades from the southern zone ranged from 7.45% to 9.95%. High grade of about 54.7% graphitic carbon was discovered at some occasions.

Uranex CEO Rod Chittenden stated that the results demonstrate high potential of the tenement hosting significant graphite resource.

The results include strike length of up to 19kms carrying potential outcrops mineralization and a 20 degrees flat lying dip to the south-west reflecting an easy mining operation.

Urinex, meanwhile, has outlined a trenching and pitting program looking to follow-up the results. Scheduled to commence on 10 June 2013, the program includes furthering these samples to graphitic analysis and metallurgical testing aimed at giving the company greater understanding of the results.