The Sua Pan Project

A Battery Metal Destination in Africa

The Sua Pan Project

The Sua Pan Project

  • Three recently granted prospecting licences covering 2,517 km2 over the eastern region of the Makgadikgadi Pans in northern Botswana
  • Main target commodity is lithium hosted in near-surface brines
  • Lithium brine deposits are accumulations of saline groundwater that are enriched in dissolved lithium that form in a closed-basin system
  • Historical data reported in a 1980’s study of the Sua Pan brines by the US Trade and Development Program indicated anomalous Lithium values
  • Samples collected from the northern area of Sua Pan returned values of 103, 117 and 223 mg/l Li (the source and precise location is unknown)
  • Recent processing developments such as Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) reducing carbon, time, and costs
  • DLE uses a resin or adsorption material to extract only lithium, while spent brine is reinjected into the basin aquifers with no aquifer depletion or harm to the environment
The Sua Pan Project - Aterian plc
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Sua Pan : Reported Highlights

Sedimentary Hosted Copper &
Lithium Brine

  • Licences are held by 90% Aterian owned Atlantis Metals (Pty) Ltd, a private Botswana registered company
  • November 2023, China’s MMG Ltd announced US$ 1.87 billion deal to acquire the Khoemacau Copper Mine in the KCB
  • 3 prospecting licences covering 2,517 km2, located east and south of Sua Pan, part of the Makgadikgadi Pans
  • The Department of Mines designates the administrative area covering the Makgadikgadi as a Lithium Zone (mining cadastre)
  • Licences are located close to infrastructure, mining operations and areas of active mineral exploration

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