African Battery

Haneti Nickel project - Exploration Update

RNS Number : 6855Z
African Battery Metals PLC
21 May 2019

21 May 2019


African Battery Metals plc ("ABM" or the "Company")

Haneti Nickel project - Exploration Update


African Battery Metals plc (LON:ABM) the AIM listed battery metal exploration and development company is pleased to note the announcement made by Katoro Gold plc (LON:KAT)("Katoro") on 20 May 2019 providing an update in respect of the Haneti Nickel Project ("Haneti" or the "Project").

ABM has a 25% interest in Haneti with a right to increase to a 35% interest through a cash payment to Katoro of £25,000, until 15 May 2020.


·    Haneti is considered by Katoro to be a highly prospective high-grade nickel sulphide asset with a number of high priority exploration targets based on historical work undertaken;


·    Within their announcement of 20 May 2019 Katoro confirmed results from a soil sampling programme undertaken at the Project with 1,500 soil samples analysed at an independent laboratory;


·    Katoro also notes the results have confirmed and extended the strike length of the previously identified high priority ultramafic exploration targets and identified an additional ultramafic target, previously unknown;


·    Katoro will utilise the findings to inform further exploration work, including defining a maiden drill programme.


Paul Johnson, Executive Director of African Battery Metals commented: "I am delighted to be working with the team at Katoro and congratulate them on an exceptionally good start to the 2019 exploration programme at Haneti. 

In particular it is notable that the work undertaken has reconfirmed and extended high-profile target areas and also identified a further previously unknown ultramafic target. 

This triple positive outcome is exciting for ABM as Joint Venture partners with Katoro at Haneti and also for ABM as significant shareholders in Katoro Gold plc itself."


About the Haneti Nickel Project

ABM acquired a 25% interest in Haneti on 15 May 2019 following the exercise of an option originally secured in March 2019.  In addition, ABM has the right to acquire a further 10% interest in Haneti through a payment of £25,000 to Katoro Gold, up to 15 May 2020.  Katoro Gold plc currently holds the remaining 75% interest in Haneti.


For further information please visit or contact:


African Battery Metals plc


Paul Johnson (Executive Director)

+44 (0) 7766 465 617

SP Angel Corporate Finance (Nomad and Joint Broker)


Ewan Leggat

+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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