- Battery minerals-focused Strategic Minerals said December quarter sales had risen at its Cobre magnetite operations in New Mexico.

Sales had risen by 1,500 tons compared to the December quarter of 2016, prior to the introduction of Cobre's major client.

Cash at 31 December was $1.84m.

'Undoubtedly, the primary focus of 2019 will be the re-commencement of operations at Leigh Creek copper mine,' chief executive John Peters said.

Peters said the board was increasingly excited by the growing prospects for the life and scope of Leigh Creek, as well as the positive impact a second long-term cash flow generating asset would have on the company.

At 9:19am: [LON:SML] Strategic Minerals PLC share price was -0.03p at 1.6p

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