The resource

Located at the heart of Europe’s chemical and automotive industries, the Zinnwald Lithium project benefits from Saxony’s history of mining activity and existing infrastructure.

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ore deposit

This project has the potential to be one of Europe’s largest lithium mines. Drilling work before 2022 identified an initial resource of 665,000 tonnes of lithium.

Based on a planned annual production of 12,000 tonnes of battery-grade lithium hydroxide, this equates to a mine life of at least 35 years and would produce enough lithium for 200,000 to 800,000 electric car batteries a year.

To gain a more detailed understanding of the Zinnwald ore body, in 2022/23 we conducted an extensive drill programme. A total of 84 holes were drilled, each to a depth of about 300m (roughly equivalent to the height of the Eiffel Tower), extracting a total of 27 kilometres of core samples for analysis. The results of the study are laid out in the revised mineral resource estimate.

to expand

In addition to the area covered by the core mining license, we own the exploration rights for roughly 10 km2 in the area and are looking to identify additional lithium resources to extend the lifetime of the project.
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Zinnwald Lithium?

Zinnwald Lithium is seeking to build a world-leading, highly economic business that will uphold high environmental standards. Find out more about the investment case.

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