BOA is focused on discovery of nickel, lithium and critical minerals in Western Australia

BOA is an Australian minerals exploration company with a portfolio of tenements focused in Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields, Lake Johnston, Mt Ida and Fraser Range regions.

BOA is exploring for metals required for battery production and critical to the energy transition to renewable sources. We focus on exploring for lithium, nickel, copper and gold (which also provides a safe haven to investments in times of turmoil).

In the Fraser Range, BOA holds 12 exploration licences covering an area of 919km2 and spanning north and south of the large Nova-Bollinger Ni-Co-Cu mine, Legend Mining’s Mawson nickel discovery and IGO’s Silver Knight nickel deposit.

IGO is currently exploring six of BOA’s 12 tenements in the Fraser Range under an agreement whereby BOA is free carried through the cost of this exploration.

In the Eastern Goldfields, Mt Ida and Lake Johnston areas, BOA holds four licences that are highly prospective for lithium.

These are Bald Hill East, Two Tanks, Cat Camp and Ant Hill.

Drilling four of our core tenements is a focus for the company in 2024.

In the Paterson Province, the Koongulla copper-gold project covering 904km2 sits to the north and east of Newcrest’s Telfer gold mine and major discoveries of Rio Tinto’s Winu project and Greatland Gold’s Havieron project. A Telfer-like dome structural feature has been identified.

In North Queensland, Boadicea retains an interest in tenements sold to Trigg Minerals and Daly Resources and operated by the two companies.

Why lithium and nickel?


Demand for battery metals is growing and there are no signs that this will slow for the foreseeable future. Australian exploration companies have a critical role to play in the discovery of new deposits that will make high grade mines to ensure the world’s green revolution reaches its destination.

Australia is known as one of the world’s richest sources of battery material deposits and has the highest potential for lithium production and exports.

The exploration endeavours of companies like BOA are critical in ensuring the lithium discoveries that will drive the future.


BOA’s strong nickel exploration focus, together with its partner IGO Limited, demonstrates a strong commitment to realise our goal to be among a group of successful explorers unearthing the 19 million tonnes of nickel reserves waiting to be discovered.

Australia is well known to have the largest nickel reserves in the world.

Nickel is a highly sought-after metal used in electrification as it can improve the energy density and storage capacity of electric vehicle (EV) batteries.