Entwickler des vorteilhaften Arcadia Lithiumprojekts in Simbabwe
Managing Director Sam Hosack will die Kreditfinanzierung für das ArcadiaLithiumProjekt in 2019 noch erfolgreich abschließen. Rechtzeitig, um nach einer 18monatigen Bauphase seiner Mine den steigenden LiBedarf seitens der EMobilität bedienen zu können. Ab 2021 droht der LiMarkt in ein Defizit zu rutschen, wenn keine weiteren Minen folgen.
Li nur für Batterien?
Es kommt auf die Reinheit des Minerals an. Gerade hier kann das Arcadia Projekt glänzen. Je geringer der Eisenanteil, desto wertvoller ist das Lithium. Deshalb sieht PSC auch den Abbau des reinhaltigen Petalit Minerals, das in der Glas und Keramikindustrie Anwendung findet. Für Batteriehersteller wird ein Konzentrat aus dem Spodumen Mineral hergestellt.
Renomierte Partner erstellten die Machbarkeitsstudie und erwarten für den Tagebau ein 12jähriges Minenleben. Das geringe Strip Ratio und der hohe Durchschnittsgehalt von 1,31% Li2O dokumentiert eine Verzinsung von 45% (IRR). Die gesamten Baukosten (163 Mio. USD) werden innerhalb von nur 2,5 Jahren erwirtschaftet. Der NPV liegt bei 533 Mio. USD.
Sehr gute Infrastruktur
Das Rechtssystem der ehemaligen britischen Kolonie ist akzeptabel und minenfreundlich. Die Umweltgenehmigung und die Betriebserlaubnis liegen bereits vor. Simbabwe verfügt über eine ordentliche Infrastruktur, PSC kann deshalb das Stromnetz in nur 10 km Entfernung direkt anfahren. Auch notwendiges Wasser ist auf der Mine ausreichend vorhanden.
Board of Directors
Mr Hugh Warner
Mr Warner holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Australia. He has broad experience as a public company director, having been a director of a number of publicly listed companies involved in the mining, oil and gas, biotechnology and service industries.
Mr Sam Hosack
Mr Hosack is a third generation Zimbabwean, residing in Western Australia. He holds a Bachelors Engineering Degree (Hons) from Essex University in UK, MBA from Ashcroft Business School (UK) and respective professional registrations. He had hands on experience in the delivery of large scale mining, power and port projects to market, as well as their operations. For the past 12 years he has been employed by First Quantum Minerals Ltd, primarily in their Projects team, where most recently he has project managed the building of a port (coal offloading and copper loading), 120km 230KV transmission line and a 300MV coal fired power station for the Minera Panama Project in Panama. His mining and operations experience in North and Southern Africa, Europe, Australia, and Central America will be central in delivering the Arcadia Project and in building Prospect into a diversified mining business.
Mr Duncan (Harry) Greaves
Mr Greaves is a fourth generation Zimbabwean. He holds a B.Sc (agriculture) from University of Natal (in South Africa). He is the founding shareholder of Farvic Consolidated Mines (Pvt) Ltd which operates the Prince Olaf, Farvic and Nicolson gold mines in southern Zimbabwe all of which he brought back into production over the last 10 years including the design and construction of two milling facilities. He was also the driving force behind the acquisition of the Penhalonga Gold Project and the Bushtick Gold Project. He is a well respected and well known member of the Zimbabwe mining fraternity.
Mr Gerry Fahey
Mr Fahey has over 40 years’ experience in both the international and local minerals industry. He is a specialist in mining geology, mine development and training and worked for 10 years as Chief Geologist Mining for Delta Gold where he was actively involved with the development of the Eureka, Chaka, Globe and Phoenix gold mines and the following Australian gold projects: Kanowna Belle, Golden Feather, Sunrise and Wallaby. Mr Fahey is currently a Director of Focus Minerals Ltd and formerly a Director of CSA Global Pty Ltd, and member of the Joint Ore Reserve Committee (JORC).
Mr Zed Rusike
Mr Rusike is a qualified accountant and resident of Zimbabwe. He was previously the Managing Director of United Builders Merchant before being promoted to Group Managing Director for Radar Holdings Limited, a large quoted company on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. He retired from the Radar Group of companies to pursue personal interests and currently sits on the board of Cairns Holdings, TSL Limited, Dulux Paints Limited and Halsted Brothers (Pvt) Limited to name a few. Mr Rusike is a former President of and current Chairman of the board of the Conferderation of Zimbabwe Industries.
Mr Henian Chen
Non Executive Director
Mr Chen has served as the Chairman of Changshu Yuhua Property Co. Ltd since 2003, and has served as the Deputy Chairman of Afore New Energy Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd since 2007.
Management & Technical Advisors
Chief Financial Officer
Chris has worked as Chief Financial Officer for a number of public companies listed on the ASX and AIM, primarily resources focused. He has been responsible for the day to day financial and administrative operations together with the statutory reporting and compliance obligations of these organisations. He has a B.Com and is a Chartered Accountant.
Trevor was country Managing Director of PPC Ltd’s business in Zimbabwe and separately the DRC for numerous periods over the last 20 years, where most recently he was responsible for the construction of a 1 million tonne per annum cement business in the DRC at an estimated cost of USD300 million, and subsequent Managing Director of the business. The project was completed in the first quarter of 2017. PPC Ltd is a leading supplier of cement, lime and related products in southern Africa.
Consultant, Metallurgy, Process Design
Mike is a practising metallurgist with over 46 years experience in mineral processing ranging from R&D, operations, management and latterly project design, construction and commissioning. Minerals exposure includes alumina, phosphate, gold, copper, tin and lithium. Mr Kitney has specific experience in spodumene beneficiation and downstream lithium carbonate plant design, construction and commissioning. He also holds an MSc degree in Mineral Economics.
General Manager, Corporate Affairs
Nick is an Australian capital markets executive with more than 8 years’ experience in investor relations, stockbroking and banking. He was most recently head of Investor Relations for an ASX listed company, where he was responsible for investor communication over a period where the company developed its operational capabilities and delivered significant revenue growth. He holds a Master of Applied Finance from Kaplan University and is a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Roger is a British geologist, who after almost 30 years working experience in Africa, is now Technical Director for Farvic Consolidated Mines. He has an Honours degree in Mining Geology from the Royal School of Mines and a Master of Engineering in Mineral Resource Estimation from Witwatersrand University. Roger worked for 15 years as a geologist in various African countries and later as a Senior Resource Analyst for Anglo American Corporation. Most recently however, he was Anvil Mining’s DRC exploration manager and led the programme which resulted in the development of the new Kinsevere mine. He is a shareholder in Farvic and Prospect Resources.
Nixon has a substantial and diverse mine planning, and mine management background that complements a very rounded leadership style. Nixon has been involved in establishing starter mines and brings a series of operational readiness and mine planning strengths. Nixon will be primarily focussed on grade control, blast and fragmentation of the lithium bearing minerals, and efficiency of mining
Consultant Marketing and Off-take
David is a mining engineer, with over 35 years’ experience in the resources industry. He has held a number of mine management positions in Australia as well as business development and marketing roles in companies and projects in Australia and southern Africa. David has over 10 years’ experience in the lithium industry since joining Sons of Gwalia as General Manager Strategic Development in 2006. He has been involved in the evaluation and early expansions of the Greenbushes lithium mine, the listing of Talison Lithium on the TSX as well as the evaluation of lithium projects around the world, market analysis and the marketing of lithium products.
Mine Plant Manager
John is a consummate Metallurgical Engineer with 23 years of extensive knowledge and practical experience in projects, production and operations management. He was involved in various operations in Australia and Africa and he is specialised in flotation circuits, Dense medium separation (DMS/HMS), X-ray transmission (XRT), X-ray luminescence (XRL), metallurgical accounting, process improvement and simulations, and Plant commissioning.