REGIONAL mining group, Premier African Minerals has started drilling at its Zulu Lithium project in Matabeleland South province.
Last month, the multi-commodity mining and natural resource development company, announced a placement of £1 million for the ongoing Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) at Zulu.
In a statement yesterday, Premier said drilling was underway at Zulu with the second drilling rig expected on site over the weekend.
It said laboratory equipment is expected on site next week.
Premier chief executive officer, Mr George Roach commented: “I am deeply encouraged that despite the Covid-19 related lockdowns and travel restrictions in the Sadc region, we are making progress in the drilling programme that is central to Zulu’s 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”.
The Zulu lithium mine is one of the 25 projects the Government – through general notice 328 of 2021, has granted Exclusive Prospecting Orders for a period of three years up to 2024.