Battery Minerals changes name to Waratah Minerals

Following a string of corporate changes and a strategy shift in 2023, Battery Minerals (ASX:BAT) has officially changed its name to Waratah Minerals (ASX:WTM). 

As part of its shift in focus from graphite in Mozambique to mineral exploration in Australia, the company underwent a corporate shuffle in the second half of 2023. 

Waratah’s Non-Executive Chairman, David Flanagan, resigned in the September quarter after nearly 7 years with the company. Flanagan oversaw the sale of Waratah’s Mozambique assets before he left. 

He was replaced by Darryl Clark, who has decades of experience in global exploration and operating in the mining industry.

Non-Executive Director Jeff Dowling also resigned and was replaced by geologist Andrew Stewart, and company secretary Nerida Schmidt left to be replaced by Richard Wilson. 

Following these changes, as well as the acquisition of the Spur Gold Project in the New South Wales Lachlan Fold Belt, Waratah Managing Director Peter Duerden says the company’s new name reflects its emergence as a ‘dynamic explorer’ and its progress in building a portfolio of gold-copper discovery opportunities. 

“We’re excited to commence drilling at our recent Spur Project acquisition later this month, targeting high-quality, near-term drill targets down-dip from open wide historic fold intercepts in the East Lachlan.”

“We’re excited to commence drilling at our recent Spur Project acquisition later this month”

Alongside Spur, Waratah also owns the Azura Project in Western Australia, which is prospective for gold, nickel, and copper, and the Stavely-Stawell Project in Victoria, prospective for copper and gold. 

Write to Joshua Smith at Mining.com.au

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