RockTalk is a Stockhead video series featuring a roundtable of resources experts discussing a new macro topic each week.  

In this episode, host Peter Strachan takes a look at the Australia’s rapidly expanding battery metals sector.

Populating the expert panel for this discussion are Tony Rovira, managing director at Azure Minerals (ASX:AZS) and Michael Schwarz, managing director at iTech Minerals (ASX:ITM).

Azure Minerals is a Western Australian-focused mineral exploration company progressing nickel, copper and gold projects which offer significant upside through strong exploration results, favourable geology and prime locations. Azure’s ongoing lithium-focused pegmatite sampling across its Andover Project is continuing to identify very high grades of lithium outcrop, with the latest returning abundant samples grading above 1% Li2O.

iTech Minerals is a South Australian based explorer working to develop projects to feed the growing renewable energy and battery materials market. It is currently focussed on expanding the known resource at the advanced Campoona Graphite Project in South Australia. It is also actively exploring the nearby Eyre Peninsula Kaolin – Rare Earth Element (REE) Project. iTech is shifting its hunt for graphite at its tenements in the Eyre Peninsula into high gear with the start of over 12,000m of drilling. The first 2,000m of drilling will test the extent of graphite mineralisation at the Sugarloaf prospect.

To hear the group discuss graphite’s significance in decarbonising power production, progress and feasibility work at Azure’s Andover project, the differences between iTech’s three graphite targets and more, click above!