By KENNEDY MUPESENI
GOVERNMENT is encouraging investments in mineral refineries for the country to benefit from the high prices of cobalt trending on the international market, Mines and Mineral Development permanent secretary Paul Chanda has said.
Mr Chanda said the notion that is created that mining houses are only declaring copper in the mineral value chain was not correct.
“Mining houses declare various minerals such as gold, silver and cobalt among others, Konkola Copper Mine (KCM), Mopani Copper Mines
(MCM) even the Black Mountain (Kitwe copper slug) mining operations have the presence of cobalt.