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Govt: Mine & process or sell your lithium to plant owners

Govt: Mine & process or sell your lithium to plant owners

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Zimbabwe government has announced that any individual or entity that owns a lithium concession can now Mine lithium ores for processing at its own approved processing plant or sell to those with approved processing plants.

Updating the nation on his Twitter account after the post-cabinet briefing, Secretary of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Nick Mangwana announced the development.

“Any individual or entity which owns a lithium concession can mine lithium ores for either; 1- processing at its own Approved Processing Plant, 2- for sale to those with Approved Processing Plant locally,” Mangwana said in a statement.

He also said parties interested in processing Lithium ores are now required to construct approved processing plants locally.

“Any individual or entity wishing to process lithium ores will be required to construct an Approved Processing Plant locally,” he continued.

He also said Lithium ore should be stored at the site where its mined at or at an approved processing plant.

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“Lithium Ore must be stored at a mining site where such ores were mined, or at a locally Approved Processing Plant,” he continued.

The Ministry of Mines and Mining Development and the Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe list Areas of verified Lithium deposits in Zimbabwe are Goromonzi, Mudzi, Buhera, Bikita, Chegutu, Hwange, Harare, Insiza, Rushinga, Mutoko, Mutare and Hwange. However, Lithium continues to be discovered in various areas across the country. So far the mineral has been discovered in areas such as Mberengwa, Bindura, and Kadoma.

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