VANCOUVER – TAN RANGE EXPLORATION has applied for patent protection for its biogeochemical protocol for mineral exploration. The patent will cover species selection, field sampling techniques, the training of samplers, data recording and a number of related procedures.
The company reports that the protocol has successfully confirmed the presence of gold values beneath overburden in the Lake Victoria greenstone belt of Tanzania. The company reported that exploration costs were lowered when the biogeochemical protocol was applied along with other techniques.
Tan Range chairman and CEO Jim Sinclair said in a news release, "I am confident that biogeochemistry will enable the company’s technical staff to increase their confidence level in established targets and identify new ones that will be further evaluated with conventional exploration techniques prior to drilling." The company also believes biogeochemistry will have application in the hunt for diamondiferous kimberlites.
A fuller report on Tan Range’s activities in Tanzania is posted at www.TanRange.com.