THE United Kingdom-based AfriTin Mining Limited, an African technology metals mining company with a portfolio of mining and exploration assets in Namibia, has changed its name to Andrada Mining Limited.
According to the company, further to its announcement on 5 January, the Registrar of Companies in Guernsey has confirmed the name change, which took effect on 11 January.
The chief executive of the company, Anthony Viljoen, said he was “delighted to confirm the company’s change of name” and was looking forward to the rebranded Andrada Mining.
“The company’s potential lithium resource size in Namibia is extremely exciting, and the change of name reflects the importance of it within our growing production profile, beyond our existing tin operation.
“We look to the future with huge excitement as Andrada Mining plays its part in the energy transition,” he said.
The name Andrada reflects the company’s expanding lithium and tantalum resources, alongside its existing tin production.
“The new name originates from José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva, the Brazilian mineralogist and professor who first discovered petalite and spodumene, which are major lithium-bearing minerals and a precursor to the identification of lithium.
“Management believes that the Uis licence in Namibia could host a globally significant lithium resource,” Viljoen said.
The company further said its ISIN will remain GG00BD95V148 and its trading mnemonic will remain ATM and a new website address will be provided in due course.