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IronRidge (IRR) Shares Surged 17.5% As Investors Bid up Battery Metal Stocks

Simon Mugo trader
Updated 26 Aug 2021

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IronRidge Resources Ltd (LON: IRR) surged 17.5% despite not making any major announcements. Instead, investors reacted to reports about the significant growth potential present in the global lithium-ion industry.

The company, which has several gold and lithium projects in West Africa, is set to profit significantly from adopting zero-emissions cars in the US, Europe and China as governments fight to stop global warming.

IronRidge’s Ewoyaa lithium project in Ghana has transformed into a standout project within the lithium mining industry. It is ready to advance through the development stages into the production stages to generate revenue.

The mining company also has gold projects in Chad and Côte d'Ivoire, with significant resource potential but not reached the production stages.

IronRidge agreed with Piedmont to fast track the funding and development of the Ewoyaa lithium project to get it to the production stages quickly.

Suppose the company manages to get the Ewoyaa project to the production stage by the end of next year. In that case, it could be well-position to profit from the rising demand for lithium from the electric car and battery manufacturers globally.

The lithium-ion battery market is expected to be worth $300 billion by 2030, with the World Bank expecting the global demand for battery metals to surge 1,000% by 2050.

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IG chart of IronRidge Resources share price 26-08-2021

IronRidge Resources shares surged 17.49% to trade at 22.3p, rising from Wednesday’s closing price of 18.98p.

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Simon has over six years of professional trading experience across FX, commodities and equities. He has a strong passion for financial markets and is particularly focused on price action trading