Tanzanian Royalty Reports More Positive Drill Results from the Ongoing Diamond and Reverse Circulation Drilling Program at its Buckreef Main and Tembo Prospects

March 28th, 2012

Tanzanian Royalty is pleased to announce the receipt of more positive assay results from the ongoing Diamond (DD) and Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling program in the Buckreef Main and Tembo prospects at the Company’s Buckreef Gold Project in the Lake Victoria Goldfields of Tanzania.

The latest results represent a continuation of the positive results that the Company has been obtaining from various targets being tested in the ongoing drilling program which started in October 2011.

According to Joseph K. Kahama, Chairman and Chief Operating Officer (Tanzania), “The amazing consistency of the drill results we are reporting across the broader Buckreef property suggests plenty of room for resource growth which can only enhance the Preliminary Economic Assessment that is currently being finalized.”

The recent drill results from the Buckreef Main and Tembo prospects are summarized below:

BMDD112 returned 2.13m @ 2.92g/t gold including 1.0m @ 10.8g/t gold;

BMDD114 returned 6.0m @ 1.05g/t gold and 5.7m @ 1.57g/t gold;

BMDD115 returned 5.47m @ 2.0g/t gold and 27m @ 2.7g/t gold;

BMDD116 returned 4.0m @ 3.2g/t gold, 3.0m @ 3.16g/t gold and 7.0m @ 3.47g/t gold;

BMDD119 returned 3.3m @ 2.53g/t gold and 13m @ 2.86g/t gold;

BMDD120 returned 3.0m @ 4.06g/t gold;

BMDD121 returned 4.0m @ 1.0g/t gold and 2.0m @ 1.1g/t gold;

BMDD122 returned 7.0m @ 1.23g/t gold, 2.0m @ 1.24g/t gold and 6.0m @ 1.28g/t gold;

BMDD123 returned 13m @ 1.71g/t gold, 7.0m @ 1.63g/t gold and 4.0m @ 1.29g/t gold;

TMRC113 returned 3.0m @ 14.75g/t gold and 6.0m @ 3.38g/t gold;

TMRC114 returned 3.0m @ 2.62g/t gold;

TMRC115 returned 2.0m @ 1.92g/t gold;

The diamond drill holes BMDD112 through BMDD119 were aimed at investigating the Northeast Extension of the Buckreef Main Zone while BMDD120 to BMDD123 were directed at evaluating and upgrading the current Inferred Resource to the Measured and Indicated category between depths of 150m and 200m below surface. The holes above are estimated to be approximately 60% of true width.

The Buckreef Main deposit consists of shear zone hosted mineralization associated with auriferous-quartz-carbonate-pyrite assemblages. The shear structure is steeply dipping and is emplaced along mafic basaltic sequences and dolerite intrusive rock.

At Tembo, Reverse Circulation (RC) holes TMRC113 to TMRC115 were designed to investigate the lateral extension of known Tembo mineralization to the east and a splay zone that trends to the northeast.

Similar to Buckreef Main, Tembo mineralization is structurally controlled and is hosted in a sub-vertical shear zone emplaced along a mafic basaltic sequence. The mineralization is confined along an E-W trending shear structure and a newly discovered northeast trending splay.

The Buckreef Project consists of four prospects, namely the dormant historic Buckreef Gold Mine at the western limit of the project area, the Tembo and Bingwa prospects, and the Buziba prospect 20km to the east.  The Company has been conducting resource definition exploration drilling in the immediate vicinity of the Buckreef Main deposit where at least three additional prospective shears named the Eastern Porphyry, Buckreef Footwall and Buckreef Hanging-wall were identified based on previously unpublished historical drilling results by Gallery Gold and IAMGOLD.

Buckreef is an advanced stage gold project with National Instrument 43-101 compliant gold resources at a 0.5g/t cutoff grade in the following categories: Measured, 5.176 million tonnes grading 2.05 g/t (341,000 oz); Indicated, 24.97 million tonnes averaging 1.19 g/t (954,000 oz); Inferred, 17.173 million tonnes grading 1.51 g/t (835,000 oz).

Almost 61% of these resources are currently in the Measured and Indicated categories; and based on the recent exploration successes infill drilling is expected to significantly improve this already favorable resource ratio. The majority of the resources are oxide and non-refractory and are amenable to conventional, off-the-shelf mineral processing techniques.  


Samples from RC and diamond drill-holes were submitted to the SGS Lab in Mwanza for 50g fire assay (FA) with AAS finish (0.01ppm LLD). Duplicates and Standards were inserted in the sample stream approximately every 20 samples. The average percentage of recovery core is 95%.  The planning, execution and monitoring of quality control programs at the Buckreef Gold project are under the supervision of Anthony Minde, the Company’s principal geologist. Mr. Minde has over 20 years experience on the Buckreef Project.

Qualified Person

This press release was reviewed and approved by the Company’s Qualified Persons, Mr. Charles Mnguto and Phillip Kaniki. Mr. Mnguto is the Company’s Regional Exploration Manager. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in geology (Hons) from the Universityof Dar es Salaam(1995) and is a registered scientist with MAusIMM (Reg. No 307793). Mr. Kaniki,  the Company’s Resource Development Manager, has a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the Universityof Dar es Salaam(1997) and is a registered scientist with MAusIMM (Reg. No 221963).

Respectfully Submitted,

Joseph Kahama

Chairman and Chief Operating Officer (Tanzania)


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