The Central African Copperbelt

  • The Central African Copperbelt is the largest and most prolific sediment-hosted copper province on Earth
  • Host to numerous copper-cobalt deposits located in the DRC and Zambia
  • African Pioneer has completed an agreement to gain a 100% interest in 5 large-scale exploration licences (“LEL’s”), 4 of them in the western extension of the Copperbelt, covering 2,366.3 sq. km, centred around the town of Mwinilunga
  • Project areas are underlain by metasedimentary rocks of the Nguba and Kundulungu Groups – analogous to the world–class Ivanhoe Kamoa-Kakula deposits in the adjacent DRC
  • LEL 27771 lies just 10km from the Luamata copper-cobalt deposit which has been subject to recent pilot-scale mining
  • Some of the licences were covered by reconnaissance exploration by majors, including Anglo American and MinMetals Group, but little follow-up was undertaken

Location of African Pioneer Zambia properties within the Copperbelt area