African lithium company files enviro impact statement
Kodal Minerals, which is developing its Bougouni Lithium Project in southern Mali, said today that it filed its environmental and social impact assessment.
Kodal envisions an open-pit mine with a 10-year-life utilizing a 1Mtpa processing plant producing approximately 130,000 tonnes of concentrate per annum.
The company said the filing of the ESIA represents the first step in obtaining a mining license.
"The ESIA comprises of an overarching Project review and assessment as well as specialist environmental baseline studies, which have already commenced, and is combined with the community consultation process, which has been successfully completed," said Bernard Aylward, CEO of Kodal Minerals in a statement. "The ongoing support we have received from the Mali Government and local community has been very encouraging and demonstrates the significant interest in our Project's development."
The company is now focused on completing its feasibility study.