GlobalData research has found the top influencers in battery minerals based on their performance and engagement online. Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Mining Technology has named ten of the most influential people and companies in battery minerals on Twitter during Q3 2020.

Biggest influencers in battery minerals: The top ten in Q3 2020

1. Stu Crow (@CrowStu)

Stu Crow is the chairman of Lake Resources, an Australia-based company that develops clean lithium using direct extraction technology. He has been involved in the mining sector for more than three decades in various domains including fundraising, investment and board responsibilities.

Crow is also the non-executive director for Ironridge Resources, minerals exploration company, and Tood River Resources, a precious metals and resources company. His areas of interest include the growing use of renewable energy storage and electric vehicles (EVs).

Twitter followers: 1,712

GlobalData influencer score: 100

2. Simon Moores (@sdmoores)

Simon Moores is the managing director of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, a research firm that reports prices for lithium ion battery, EVs, and energy storage markets. He is an expert in lithium ion batteries supply chain with roughly 15 years of experience.

Moores is also a speaker who communicates regularly with various international press agencies and briefs The White House, Pentagon and the US Senate.

Twitter followers: 12,115

GlobalData influencer score: 86

3. StockShaman (@StockShaman)

Greg (StockShaman) Shafransky is an integrated research consultant with an experience of more than 35 years. His expertise encompasses various sectors including gold and precious metals, commodities, manufacturing technology, energy, infrastructure and bio tech.

Shafransky keenly follows start-ups and equity markets and focuses on narrowing the gap between companies and investors. He believes investors should focus on the transition towards clean energy technologies such as battery technology and battery metals, which is one of the biggest trends of the century.

Twitter followers: 15,598

GlobalData influencer score: 72

4. Mitchell Smith (@MitchSmithVanc)

Mitchell Smith is the president and CEO of Global Energy Metals Corporation, an investment firm focused on the battery minerals and EV market. He has extensive experience in the mining and metals industry particularly the resources sector and the trends within the battery metals industry.

Smith is also the director at mining and metals companies Elements Minerals Australia and Sceptre Ventures and COO and director at Panther Metals, a minerals exploration company.

Twitter followers: 2,267

GlobalData influencer score: 71

5. Gassin (@gassin123Charts)

Gassin is a chartist trader on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), specialising in precious metals, lithium and mining markets. He provides technical analysis on trading, commentary and insights, which serve as the basis for investment trades.

Gassin is regarded as on the top 100 authorities on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Twitter followers: 10,268

GlobalData influencer score: 71

6. Livio Filice (@LivioFilice)

Livio Filice is director of global sales at Eguana Technologies, an energy storage systems provider for commercial and residential complexes. He specialises in the clean tech and renewables sector, having worked with multiple start-ups. He has worked with several clean technology firms including battery manufacturers and wind turbine makers.

He previously worked with Mercedes Benz Energy, a unit of automaker Daimler, where he was responsible for developing energy storage systems.

Twitter followers: 11,115

GlobalData influencer score: 71

7. Anthony Milewski (@A_Milewski)

Anthony Milewski is the chairman of Conic Metals, a battery metals company focusing on EVs and energy storage systems. He has a proven track record in the mining industry as a director, investor, advisor and founder, with special focus on battery minerals and cobalt investments.

Milewski is a part of the London Metal Exchange’s Cobalt Committee, which is represented by the biggest miners worldwide. He has keen interest in metals, environmental commodities and energy.

Twitter followers: 21,603

GlobalData influencer score: 69

8. Cory Groshek (@AllanMargolin)

Cory Groshek is a mining expert, author and blogger who writes about energy and battery metals industry on his website, a news provider specialising in new energy technology, energy storage, battery metals and EVs.

Groshek also founded Manifestation Machine, a personal development brand focused on training success-oriented individuals. He also has a background in music and has a YouTube channel dedicated to fitness.

Twitter followers: 6,692

GlobalData influencer score: 65

9. Jeb Handwerger (@goldstocktrades)

Jeb Handwerger is the founder of, a blog focusing on global trading of the yellow metal. He is a venture capital investor, who supports companies in realising their goals by expanding awareness across social media platforms.

Handwerger is also the president of Mining Development Corporation, which focuses on opportunities in the junior mining sector. He invests in small cap investments, which are known for quality management and has an exceptional track record with high-grade assets.

Twitter followers: 11,620

GlobalData influencer score: 64

10. Hedgehog Trader (@goldstocktrades)

Hedgehog Trader is a website providing latest information on future stock and commodity trends. It was founded by Nicholas Winston in 2005, who is the editor and analyst, with expertise in gold and silver stock trading.

Hedgehog Trader focuses on investing in undervalued resource stocks and forecasts rise and fall in stocks and commodities. It also provides custom forecasts and consultation for hedge fund managers and wealth management advisors.

Twitter followers: 21,153

GlobalData influencer score: 61


GlobalData’s influencer identification framework identifies influencers based on relevance; size of network, connections and followers; engagement levels with their content and analysis and input from sector experts. Influencers are then evaluated on a series of specific topic-related keywords used over the period and weighted by engagement metrics.