Estrella Resources discovered high-grade manganese at its Lautém Project in Timor-Leste.

Initial rock-chip samples, predating the granting of exploration and evaluation licenses, yielded a manganese assay of 60.8% among four samples tested, indicating substantial mineralisation potential within the 503.7km2 leases.

Estrella Resources is progressing with regional reconnaissance mapping and training a new geological team in Timor-Leste.

The company aims to finalise its joint venture agreement, which will indicate further exploration and potential development in Timor-Leste's mineral sector.