Taking advantage of the huge market for sulphuric acid on the Copperbelt and the fact that Zambian sources cannot supply all the demand, BMML has also now purchased a used acid plant from South Africa.
Soon after it was established, BMML undertook exploration in the vicinity of its plant with a view to develop further oxide reserves.
Sean Whittome, general manager of BMML, explains that "The Lonshi mine development has cemented Bwana Mkubwa's expansion aspirations.
Bwana Mkubwa Mining Congo (BMMC) controls the mining at Lonshi and BMML processes the ore.
Besides some further low-grade dump material at Bwana, BMML now has extensive prospective ground in the DRC.
BMML undertakes all the mine planning, geological control and surveying.