Location & Infrastructure
The Arcadia Lithium Project is located approximately 38 km East of Harare, Zimbabwe in the high veld close to the long established Arcturus gold mine. Arcadia occupies an area of more than 9 km2 and consists of some historical lithium and beryl workings within an existing agricultural area partially surrounded by a number of hills rising some 50 m above the central basin floor.
The project’s elevation ranges between 1300 and 1420 m above mean sea level straddling the Thorn Vlei, Grazely and Lonely Park Estate Farms. The Project is located close to major highways and railheads, with the Beira Port being less than 450km away by rail/road transport. The proximity to Harare as a source of professional, skilled and semi-skilled labour, engineering skills and its location as a regional transport and services hub adds to the project’s economics.
Arcadia’s products may be transported to Beira via the main Harare-Mozambique road, with a section of road approx 20 km long being upgraded for the haulage of concentrate through Goromonzi district to the Harare Mutare /Mozambique road. The road system to Beira is currently used by many trucking companies and thus very few problems are foreseen in the trucking of the concentrate to Beira.