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Prospect Resources Dives into Copper-Cobalt Sector with Mumbezhi Acquisition

Strategic move expands company's presence in battery minerals market.

by Adenike Adeodun

Prospect Resources, a prominent player in the battery minerals sector, has recently announced its strategic move to acquire the Mumbezhi Copper Project, marking a significant expansion into the copper-cobalt market in sub-Saharan Africa. This acquisition underscores the company’s commitment to diversifying its mineral portfolio and capitalizing on emerging opportunities in the region.

The Mumbezhi Copper Project, located in the highly prospective Central African Copperbelt region of north-western Zambia, presents an exciting prospect for Prospect Resources. Covering an area of approximately 356 km² and situated on a single Large Scale Exploration Licence, the project boasts extensive geological potential for large tonnage, low-to-medium grade copper-cobalt deposits. This aligns perfectly with Prospect Resources’ strategic vision to explore and develop high-value mineral resources that are critical for the growing demand for battery and electrification technologies.

Sam Hosack, the Managing Director and CEO of Prospect Resources expressed enthusiasm about the acquisition, stating, “The purchase agreements we have struck for the highly prospective Mumbezhi Copper Project represent a significant milestone for Prospect Resources. This acquisition extends our reach into the battery and electrification mineral sector in Africa and reinforces our commitment to delivering sustainable value to our stakeholders.”

Hosack emphasized the strategic importance of the Mumbezhi Copper Project, particularly highlighting the Nyungu deposits within the project area. These deposits possess all the hallmarks of a world-class mining operation, with the potential for long-life, open-pitiable mining and processing operations. Additionally, the project benefits from favorable metallurgical characteristics and significant exploration upside, setting the stage for future growth and development.

Furthermore, Prospect Resources has made strategic appointments to ensure the successful execution of the Mumbezhi Copper Project. Mwelwa Manda, a seasoned mining executive with extensive experience in the Zambian mining sector, has been appointed as the country manager. Manda’s leadership, coupled with the support of strategic advisor Valentine Chitalu, positions Prospect Resources for operational excellence and sustainable growth in Zambia.

The Mumbezhi Copper Project represents more than just a mining opportunity for Prospect Resources; it symbolizes the company’s commitment to responsible and sustainable resource development in Africa. With a focus on leveraging advanced exploration techniques and cutting-edge technologies, Prospect Resources aims to maximize the value of the Mumbezhi Copper Project while minimizing its environmental footprint.

In addition to the Mumbezhi acquisition, Prospect Resources has strategically acquired 100% ownership of the Omaruru project, providing the company with increased financial flexibility to accelerate exploration activities at Mumbezhi. This demonstrates Prospect Resources’ confidence in the long-term potential of both lithium and copper, positioning the company for sustained growth and success in the battery minerals market.

Prospect Resources’ acquisition of the Mumbezhi Copper Project marks a significant milestone in the company’s growth trajectory. With a strong focus on exploration, innovation, and sustainable development, Prospect Resources is well-positioned to unlock the full potential of the Mumbezhi Copper Project and deliver value to its shareholders and stakeholders alike.


Source: Mining Review

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