17 May 2019
African Battery Metals plc ("ABM" or the "Company")
Kisinka Copper-Cobalt Project - Field Programme Completed
African Battery Metals plc (LON:ABM) the AIM listed battery metal exploration and development company is pleased to announce an update regarding exploration activities at the Company's Kisinka Copper-Cobalt project ("Kisinka" or the "Project") in the Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC").
After completion of refinancing activities earlier this year the recommencement of exploration activities at Kisinka was announced by the Company on 12 April 2019 and can be viewed through the following link:
An interim update on Kisinka field operations was provided by the Company on 2 May 2019 and can be viewed through the following link:
Kisinka field operations have now completed and the key points from the field programme and the next steps are outlined below.
· 2 field geologists, 5 field technicians, 2 logistical support staff and 14 casual labourers were deployed from a temporary field camp at the Company's Kisinka project;
· A total of 663 termite mound samples, excluding samples collected for QA/QC purposes, were collected over 3 weeks on a grid covering the whole license area, and field activities concluded on Friday 11th May;
· Sample preparation is being carried out and is scheduled to complete shortly after which XRF analysis (x-ray fluorescence spectrometry) will be carried out to identify anomalous levels of copper and cobalt;
· Further reports to market will be provided as results become available and allowing for analysis by the Company's technical team.
Paul Johnson, Executive Director of African Battery Metals commented: "Our team coped well with difficult on-site logistics as grass levels remained high after late rains, and we recruited additional casual support staff to ensure timely completion of the field phase of activities.
This initial programme has been carried out with speed and efficiency and bodes well for our ability to operate effectively in the DRC. We look forward to reporting results as these become available."
For further information please visit https://www.abmplc.com/ or contact:
African Battery Metals plc
Paul Johnson (Executive Director)
+44 (0) 7766 465 617
SP Angel Corporate Finance (Nomad and Joint Broker)
+44 (0) 20 3470 0470
SI Capital Limited (Joint Broker)
Nick Emerson +44 (0) 1483 413 500
Notes to Editors:
ABM is an AIM listed, Africa focused, resource company exploring for the key metals used in next generation batteries that fuel the new electric vehicle revolution. The Board and team of advisors, who have proven expertise in African exploration, mining and project generation, have identified an opportunity to utilise the Company's position to become a leader in the London market for investors to gain exposure to the battery metal commodity suite, particularly cobalt, lithium, copper and nickel.
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