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Bikita - Lithium mine

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Operated by Bikita Minerals (Pvt) Ltd, Bikita is a lithium mineral operation located in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Operations first began at the Bikita open pit in 1911 for tin, with lithium production commencing in the 1950s. An important producer of petalite, which was mostly sold to the glass and ceramics industries, Bikita was acquired by Sinomine in 2022. The new owner plans to expand operations and produce feedstock for its own battery-grade lithium refineries in China. Wood Mackenzie’s asset reports are built from the bottom up, incorporating several granular data metrics to ultimately produce our industry-standard cash operating costs. This report contains a detailed asset note giving you a holistic view of the asset, including an operational overview through to a timeline of events from inception to now. This qualitative analysis is supplemented by the associated Excel download which enables interrogation of a whole series of cost and production metrics over the life of the asset.

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  • Summary
  • Key issues
  • Resources
  • Reserves
  • Pre-production capital
  • Mining
  • Process

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