Desert Metals acquired 100% of the issued capital of Côte d'Ivoire gold and lithium explorer CDI Resources for $3.8 million.

CDI holds interests and the rights to seven gold and lithium projects in Côte d'Ivoire.

The acquisition will include CDI Resources' executive Stephen Ross on the Desert Metals' board as a non-executive director and manager of Desert Metals Ivorian operations.

Ross will look to accelerate Desert Metals' exploration plans in his new role.