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ZCCM-IH Investee Company – Maamba Collieries Ltd – Granted Exploration Licensesfor Lithium and other Minerals in Southern Province, Zambia

08th July 2024, Lusaka, Zambia: ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM-IH) is pleased to announce that its investee company, Maamba Collieries Limited (MCL), in which it has a shareholding of 35%, has been issued two Large Scale Exploration Licenses for Lithium and other minerals (amethyst, aquamarine, tantalum and tin) in the Southern Province of Zambia.
MCL intends to commence exploration as soon as possible to ascertain the presence of these minerals in these licence areas.
The licenses are valid for a period of four years during which period MCL plans to carry out detailed exploration to ascertain the presence of mineable resources of the various minerals and thereafter proceed to determine the quantum of resources and reserves if applicable.
These two license areas are located approximately 100 km southwest of MCL’s coal mine in Maamba.
Lithium is part of the critical battery metals that ZCCM-IH has planned to explore for in its 2020-2026 strategic plan. As such the granting of the two licences to its investee company contributes to the strategy to diversify the company’s mineral commodity base.

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