The Battlefield is returning

2018 sees the return of the Investment Battlefield and it is set to be even bigger and better than 2017, with even more opportunities for mining companies to pitch to a panel of leading investors.

More details will be released in the coming weeks so check back regularly to learn more, and ensure you don't miss the chance to be part of it!

Interested in taking part?

If you would like to be considered for a company pitch or judge position in 2018, and don't want to wait for more details, then contact Harry Chapman now at


Identifying the best emerging mining companies for investors and supporting the development of new projects is a critical part of Mining Indaba. The 2017 Investment Battlefield competition took this one step further. Over a one day session, 16 mining companies pitched their projects on stage to a panel investor judges, who provided live feedback.

FIRST PLACE WINNER: Consolidated Nickel Mines

Consolidated Nickel Mines

CEO Simon Purkiss accepts the first place award.

Consolidated Nickel Mines Ltd (CNM) is an operating subsidiary of Consolidated Mining and Investments Ltd (CMI). CNM is the nickel focused development vehicle that is restarting the Munali Nickel mine in Southern Zambia. CNM will carry out geological exploration in the vicinity to capitalise on the investment into the geological understanding and capital plant it controls in Zambia.

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Runner Up: Sula Iron & Gold

Sula Iron & Gold

CEO Roger Murphy accepts the runner up award.

Sula Iron & Gold

Sula Iron & Gold plc is an AIM-Listed multi-commodity exploration company focused on Sierra Leone exploring for gold, iron ore and coltan. Our current objective is to explore and advance our 153 sq. km Ferensola Project in Northern Sierra Leone, which is highly prospective for gold, iron and coltan.

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Interested in participating as a pitching company or judge in 2018? Please contact Harry Chapman at

2017 Investment Battlefield Competitors

Allied African Andiamo Australian Vanadium Bannerman
Consolidated Nickel Mines DNI Energizer Resources Georesources Exploration
Insa Coal Holdings IPC Coal Kore Potash Lake Victoria
Lerama Resources Mustang Resources Premier African Minerals Sula Iron & Gold

2017 Investment Battlefield Judges

Willem Middlekoop
Commodity Discovery Fund

David Twist
African Minerals Exploration and Development

Hanre Rossouw
Portfolio Manager and Head of Resources - Frontier and Emerging Market
Investec Asset Management

Anthony Milewski
Vice President
Pala Investments

Georges Lequime
Investment Advisor
Earth Resources Investment Group

Johann Bester
Project Manager, IPPs
Thebe Investments

Joanne Warner
Head of Global Resources
Colonial First State Global Asset Management

Randy Smallwood
President and CEO
Silver Wheaton

Peter Major
Head of Mining
Cadiz Corporate Solutions

Jeremy Wrathall
Head - Global Natural Resources - London

Edward Otto
Vice President, Investments
Appian Capital