Oceana Lithium has added new blood to its team in James Abson as Senior Exploration Manager and Renato Braz Sue as Exploration Manager, Brazil

The company says the appointments significantly enhance its ability to execute its exploration programs at its Solonolope lithium project in Brazil, where Abson will provide technical and strategic input, technical exploration oversight and leadership to the exploration team and Braz Sue will spearhead exploration.

“James and Renato are two highly skilled senior explorationists and we are fortunate to have secured their services which will enable the company to continue to implement its lithium exploration strategy with a high level of expertise,” Oceana Lithium (ASX:OCN) chairman Gino Vitale said.

The appointments come after the company started detailed mapping and sampling last month to follow-up on high-grade lithium samples grading up to 9.2% Li2O which were taken from the Lapinha zone to the south.

Over 50 years combined experience

Abson is a geologist with over 28 years of experience in multi-commodity mining and mineral exploration and has been involved in the exploration and technical and financial assessment of various lithium pegmatite projects globally, including the Arcadia lithium project in Zimbabwe (later sold in April 2022 to Chinese interests for an underlying value in excess of $530 million), with his most recent position as chief geo and exploration manager at Bikita Mineral’s lithium mine in Zimbabwe.

Braz Sue is an experienced geologist with over 25 years of exploration and project development experience, having worked in senior roles in various states in Brazil for junior, mid-tier and major national and international partner companies including Yamana Gold, AngloGold Ashanti, Horizonte Minerals, CVRD/Phelps Dodge, Xstrata/Jaguar Mining, Eldorado Gold Corp, and Cougar, Brazil.




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