Stockholm, 14th October 2021. Eurobattery Minerals AB (Nordic Growth Market: "BAT" and Börse Stuttgart "EBM"), a growth company in the mining and exploration industry with the vision to help Europe become self-sufficient in ethical battery minerals, today announces that FinnCobalt Oy is about to commence drilling at the Hautalampi nickel (Ni), cobalt (Co), copper (Cu) project ("Hautalampi"; "the project") in Outokumpu, eastern Finland. Eurobattery Minerals has the option to acquire 100% of FinnCobalt Oy in a staged acquisition. Eurobattery Minerals is assuming the full cost for this drilling campaign as part of the option agreement between Eurobattery Minerals and FinnCobalt Oy.
"We are pleased to start a new drilling campaign at our nickel-copper and cobalt Hautalampi-project. Last year's drilling campaign verified a 100% increase in the mineral resources of the area. We are now excited to see, if the Hautalampi and the Mökkivaara deposits are connected to each other as anticipated. This connection would make the production from Mökkivaara deposit economically more feasible as development works could be done in ore body," said Roberto García Martínez, CEO of Eurobattery Minerals.
A diamond drill rig and crew are scheduled to arrive at the site on Wednesday 13th October with drilling to commence immediately. The experienced Finnish drilling contractor, Northdrill has previously worked on the project in 2017-2018 and 2020.
Figure 1. Location map of Hautalampi Project, eastern Finland
Figure 2. Plan view of Hautalampi and Mökkivaara resources highlighting proposed drill hole collar locations (red dots).
About the Hautalampi project
The Hautalampi Project is located at the same site as the famous Keretti (Outokumpu) copper mine (Figure 1). Approximately 28.5Mt
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Roberto García Martínez, CEO of Eurobattery Minerals
About Eurobattery Minerals
Eurobattery Minerals AB is a Swedish mining company listed on NGM Nordic SME (BAT) and Börse Stuttgart (EBM). As the foundation of the battery value chain, the company's vision is to help Europe become self-sufficient in ethical and fully traceable battery minerals for the electric vehicle industry. The company is focused on exploration and development of several nickel-cobalt-copper projects in Europe to supply sustainably mined raw materials critical to the rapidly growing battery market.
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