Battery metals boom brings new strategic direction

Data input and review with senior geologist, Martin Katuta

Minerals and metals researcher and consultancy Roskill has forecast that demand for cobalt will increase tenfold in the next 10 years; and this has seen the DRC emerge as a hot destination for cobalt-copper exploration and project development.

AIM-listed African Battery Metals (formerly Sula Gold) has consequently shifted its primary focus from iron ore and gold in Sierra Leone to its recently acquired cobalt-copper deposits in the country says CEO Roger Murphy.

This article first appeared in Mining Review Africa, Edition 4 2018

Until late last year, Sula Gold was primarily focused on the exploration of its 153 ² km Ferensola iron/gold/ coltan project in Northern Sierra Leone, an ore body that is contiguous with the…

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