Premier African Minerals has made commendable progress on drilling work at its Zulu Lithium project which is currently under operation in Matabeleland South province. In June 2021, the firm confirmed Last month, the mining concern announced a placement of US$1.3 million for an ongoing conclusive feasibility scrutiny at Zulu.
In a statement, the regional mining group said drilling had begun at Zulu. the second drilling set up is anticipated to kick off on site over the weekend. Laboratory equipment is supposed to be on site by the end of next week.
Premier chief executive officer George Roach expressed his happiness saying that he was deeply encouraged that despite the Covid-19 related lockdowns and travel restrictions in the SADC region, progress is being made in the drilling programme that is central to Zulu’s Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS).
“With the essential elements of Geodrill’s camp now established, I look forward to the ongoing expansion of Zulu’s camp as we progress into the various other facets of the DFS study,” He said.
The Government, through general notice 328 of 2021, had given out Exclusive Prospecting Orders for three years up to 2024 to 25 projects, the Zulu lithium mine being one of them.
The forecasted time-line to finish the DFS at Zulu has been validated by Bara Consulting, a UK-headquartered self-governing consultancy firm whose main aim is to serve the global mining industry.
Premier African Minerals intends to better mining and develop natural resources in the Southern part of Africa through its RHA Tungsten and Zulu Lithium projects in Zimbabwe.
The group manages projects including tungsten, rare earth elements, lithium and tantalum in Zimbabwe and lithium and gold in Mozambique, all embracing brownfield projects with potential for short run production.
The firm also holds more than 5 million shares in Circum Minerals Limited and a 19 percent interest in MN Holdings Limited, the operator of the Otjozondu Manganese Mining Project in Namibia.