- Morocco-focused potash group Emmerson said it had appointed mining engineering firm Golder Associates to oversee a scoping study for its Khemisset project.

The study was expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2019, the company said.

It would be fully funded from Emmerson's re-admission fundraise of £6m last week.

'With the wheels in motion and the funds in place ... we are working to confirm the compelling technical and economic potential of the Khemisset project by early 2019,' chief executive Hayden Locke said.

'The next step towards achieving this will be the appointment of an engineering firm with specialist expertise in the processing of potash minerals to work alongside Golder Associates.'

'We will also be appointing additional contractors to commence a drilling programme in the near-term.'

At 2:42pm: [LON:EML] Emmerson Plc share price was 0p at 3.65p

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