The Kalahari Copperbelt Project

A Battery Metal Destination in Africa

The Kalahari Copperbelt (KCB) Project

The Kalahari Copperbelt (KCB) Project

  • The NE-trending Proterozoic belt, 800km long by up to 250km wide, stretches from northern Botswana into eastern Namibia
  • The KCB district is similar in setting to the Central African Copperbelt sediment-hosted deposits of Zambia and DRC
  • The belt contains copper-silver mineralisation, which is generally stratabound and hosted in metasedimentary rocks that have been folded, faulted and metamorphosed to greenschist facies during the Damara Orogeny
  • Sediments at the base of the D’Kar Formation (on the contact with lower Ngwako Pan Formation) hosts copper sulphide minerals
  • The outstanding potential has been hidden under Kalahari sand cover
  • In 2021, the state-owned Botswana Power Corporation commissioned the North West Transmission Grid Project to supply mining projects in the KCB with reliable, cost-effective power.
The Kalahari Copperbelt (KCB) Project - Aterian plc
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KCB : Reported Highlights

Sedimentary Hosted Copper &
Lithium Brine

  • Licences are held by 90% Aterian owned Atlantis Metals (Pty) Ltd, a private Botswana registered company
  • November 2023, China’s MMG Ltd announced US$ 1.87 billion deal to acquire the Khoemacau Copper Mine in the KCB
  • 3 prospecting licences covering 2,517 km2, located east and south of Sua Pan, part of the Makgadikgadi Pans
  • The Department of Mines designates the administrative area covering the Makgadikgadi as a Lithium Zone (mining cadastre)
  • Licences are located close to infrastructure, mining operations and areas of active mineral exploration

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