GeoScan lands major Lithium exploration project in Nigeria 

 Mining and Development Company Esoterra Investment Group places major exploration project with explorer GeoScan GmbH for critical battery minerals in Nigeria 

Sustainable exploration based on satellite images and artificial intelligence with zero-carbon footprint and zero-environmental impact. 

Supporting CO2-reduction, electro-mobility and energy by securing supply of important minerals. 

GeoScan GmbH will do the exploration on 2129km² in Niger and Kaduna provinces. 

Berlin, Germany and Kaduna, Nigeria, 1. March 2023: 

Esoterra Investment Ltd. of Kaduna, Nigeria, has contracted GeoScan GmbH ( of Berlin, Germany for scanning a total of 2129 km² of prospective land near Kaduna, Nigeria. Esoterra holds licenses and concessions in this area for Lithium and other important minerals. This project is intended to aid the economic and social development of the area and bring revenues and jobs. 

The exploration work is to commence immediately and is expected to be finished as early as late summer. Financial arrangements were not disclosed, but GeoScan is known to explore larger areas quickly at a price well below conventional methods. 

This comes after GeoScan independently of this project has signed a comprehensive MoU with a Namibian mining company for exploration of Lithium and other battery minerals three months ago. It was when GeoScan CEO Oliver Haeggberg was part of a German Government state-visit to Namibia and South-Africa. German Minister of the Economy and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Robert Habeck attended the signing ceremony. 

Abdulrahman A. Metteden, Director of Esoterra stated: “We are very pleased to have GeoScan on board to find the best places for mining while preserving nature”. 

Oliver Haeggberg, CEO of GeoScan commented “We are proud and honoured to contribute to Nigeria’s growth and at the same time secure battery minerals for sustainable development of the world”. 

Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar, Nigerian ambassador to Germany, said: “We highly welcome sustainable exploration of the natural wealth of our country and support bringing the most modern technologies to Nigeria.” 

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GeoScan GmbH CEO: Oliver Haeggberg Am Rupenhorn 15 Reg. at the Court of Charlottenburg D-14055 Berlin Comp. Nr. HRB 223138 B Germany VAT. ID 29/304/31083 


To fight climate-change and help the world electrify, batteries are a main factor. Battery minerals such as Lithium, Manganese, Copper, Nickel or Cobalt are of critical importance. They need to come from responsible, sustainable and reliable sources. 

Nigeria is known as a mineral-rich country, yet large parts of the country are not explored with modern methods and thus much of its mineral wealth may yet be unknown. These areas are too large to explore with conventional methods due to the high cost, long duration and environmental damage of methods such as wide drilling campaigns or large-scale seismic studies. 

GeoScan GmbH of Berlin, Germany, has developed, deployed and is successfully using a method for fully Sustainable Exploration with no CO2 footprint and zero impact on environment or wildlife. Furthermore, it greatly reduces the need for drilling or excavation, thus further reducing impact in the later stages. GeoScan’s method is particularly well suited for exploring large areas quickly and at low cost. 

GeoScan GmbH 

GeoScan specializes in identifying and quantifying ground resources from satellite images. Unlike conventional remote sensing, its algorithms “read” subtle patterns caused by the earth’s own vibrations, sometimes called “The Hum of the Earth”. GeoScan has developed the methods and algorithms to recognize and process those patterns from high quality satellite images detecting resources down to a depth of 10,000m. This proprietary solution is called gScantm

GeoScan have successfully conducted approximately 100 projects for clients from the industry and governments around the world in countries such as Oman, Turkey, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), USA, Canada and many others with an outstanding success rate which is considerably above that of conventional methods. gScan exploration is much cheaper, 2 to 3 times faster, more reliable and has zero environmental impact and no carbon footprint, making it is especially suitable for large areas. 

GeoScan has several other activities in Nigeria and other African countries.  


For further information please do not hesitate to contact GeoScan GmbH (; +49- 170 45 42 586) and 


Esoterra, GeoScan, Nigeria, Robert Habeck, BMWK, Exploration, Mining, Sustainability, Lithium, GeoScan, Satellite, Seismic, Natural Resources

Author: EARSC

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