Future Battery Minerals (Formerly Auroch Minerals ASX:AOU) has been systematically exploring the highly prospective Nepean, Saints & Leinster Nickel Projects

Future Battery Minerals’ new high-grade nickel projects are rare in tier-1 jurisdictions. Future Battery Minerals’ Saint’s Nickel Project combines both a historical high-grade resource and recent high-grade drilling results which provide an exciting platform to grow the Company’s high-grade nickel resource.


JORC 2012 Mineral Resources estimate: 1.05Mt @ 2.0% Ni and 0.2% Cu for 21,400 tonnes of contained nickel and 1,600 tonnes of contained copper.

October 2019 drilling results: 1.77m @ 6.72%Ni, 0.27% Cu, including 0.50m @ 9.98% Ni, 0.24% Cu.

Historical drilling results: 30.95m @ 1.66% Ni & 0.16% Cu, including 10.50m @ 2.30% Ni & 0.25% Cu


  • Robin Cox | Technical Director

    Mr Cox is an exploration geologist with over 12 years’ experience in the management of green fields and brown fields exploration. Mr Cox has held various project and senior positions across a number of ASX listed companies and his passion for mineral exploration has resulted in multi commodity experience, including nickel, lithium, gold and uranium in various mineralisation styles and models. Mr Cox holds a BSc majoring in economic geology and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).

    As Technical Director, Mr Cox will have oversight and be responsible for managing the Company’s exploration activities at the Company’s 80% owned Nevada Lithium Project in Nevada (US), the Saints Nickel Project (100%), the Leinster Nickel Project (100%), the Nepean Nickel Project (including the Kangaroo Hills Lithium Project) (80%) in Western Australia, and the Arden, Bonaventura and Torrens East REE-Zinc-Copper Projects (90%) in South Australia.

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  • Mike Edwards | Executive Chairman

    Mr Edwards is a Geologist and an Economist with over 25 years’ experience in senior management roles in both the private and public sectors. He worked for Barclays Australia in their Corporate Finance department before working as an Exploration and Mine Geologist with several companies including Gold Mines of Australia and Eagle Mining.

    Mr Edwards has worked as a consultant and project generator across a range of industries both as a Geologist and Corporate Advisor, predominantly in Australia and Africa. He has been involved in numerous ASX listings, raising seed and IPO capital, as well as being intimately involved in several reverse take overs across a range of commodities and industries. Over the past 10 years, Mr Edwards has held numerous Executive and Non-Executive Director roles, predominantly with ASX-listed companies and most recently was Non-Executive Chairman of Firefly Resources Limited (ASX:FFR) which successfully merged with Gascoyne Resources Limited (ASX:GCY). Mr Edwards is currently NonExecutive Chairman of Greenstone Resources Limited (ASX:GSR) and Non-Executive Director of De.mem Limited (ASX:DEM).

    Mr Edwards holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) from Curtin University and a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from the University of Western Australia.

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