Battery Minerals’ mining concession application for its Balama Central Graphite Project was submitted to the Government in late June 2019 for its review and consideration. The application reduced the footprint of the exploration licence to minimise the impact on local communities. The licence, reclassified as 10031C (formerly 4118L), is 1543 ha. Approval is expected in the second half of 2021.
As previously reported, the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for 10031C was submitted in December 2019 and no significant environmental or social threats have been indicated.