Australian-based Mali Lithium’s application at its Goulamina lithium project in Mali has moved into the next approval phase.
Since submitting the exploitation permit application in early April 2019, the company has been working closely with La Direction Nationale de la Géologie et des Mines (DNGM) to ensure that all technical and regulatory requirements have been met.
This included a presentation on the project to the DNGM leadership and technical team in late April 2019. The DNGM had recently passed the technical review phase and was moving to the next approval phase which involves assessment and sign off by the Lelenta Hawa Baba Bah, the Malian Minister of Mines.
Prior to this the company was required to pay the founder’s fee in accordance with Mali’s 2012 mining code. The company paid this fee in early July and is now working with the Minister to answer any queries that may arise from the review.
Mali Lithium Managing Director Chris Evans says, “By working closely with the Malian Government we have seen our application progress through the approvals in the timelines expected and we look forward to its imminent approval and moving on to the next stages of the Goulamina lithium project,” says Chris Evans, managing director at Mali Lithium.