Galileo Resources PLC (LON:GLR) has announced the appointments of two highly experienced and successful Kalahari Copper Belt exploration geologists, Dr Quinton Hills and Fred Nhiwatiwa as members of the company's senior management to provide assistance with its exploration projects in Botswana.
The company noted that the new team members have previously discovered mineral deposits that have led to the development of mines in Botswana.
It said Hills has been appointed to an advisory and supervisory role across all the company's exploration projects in Botswana. He is a qualified geologist and minerals industry executive with more than 16 years' experience in project generation, exploration and project development across a broad range of base, precious and minor metals (cobalt and vanadium) in Australia, Botswana, Namibia, Sweden and Finland and possesses significant technical and project management expertise having previously been the CEO or Exploration Manager of four ASX-listed exploration and project development companies.
The group added that Nhiwatiwa has been appointed to manage exploration activities in Botswana and has more than 25 years' experience in design, implementation and management mineral exploration, resource development and business development in southern Africa.
In a statement, Colin Bird, Galileo’s CEO said: "We are very pleased to have appointed such highly experienced and successful exploration geologists as Dr Hills and Mr Nhiwatiwa to help us progress the exploration and development of our very exciting, newly acquired copper licences in the highly prospective Kalahari Copper Belt and nickel-copper-platinum group metal licences in the Limpopo Mobile Belt in Botswana.
“With these additions to the Galileo team we are looking to accelerate the commencement of exploration on these properties within a matter of days".
Galileo said it will shortly commence a comprehensive and targeted exploration program utilising geochemical and geophysical techniques that have been routinely used to find copper-silver deposits in the Kalahari Copper Belt.
Galileo's Kalahari Copper Belt tenures are positioned near two projects: Cupric Canyon's world-class Khoemacau Copper-Silver Project, that hosts a sulphide resource of 502 million tonnes Mt) at 1.4% copper (Cu) and 17 grams per ton of gold (Au), including 185Mt at 2.0% Cu and 27g/t Ag; and Sandfire Resources' Tshukudu Exploration Project that comprises the T3 Copper-Silver Project (60Mt @ 0.98% Cu & 13.6g/t Ag) and the recently discovered high-grade copper A4 Dome Prospect.