Zandkopsdrift is located 450km north of Cape Town along the N7 paved highway.
Zandkopsdrift is fully permitted, with all mining, environmental, access, social and labour plans in place. Frontier has also acquired the entire land area on which the Zandkopsdrift mine, tailings and related infrastructure will be located.
Frontier plans to produce 17,000 tonnes of rare earths including 4,000 tonnes of magnet rare earths and 100,000 tonnes of battery grade manganese sulphate per annum. The Zandkopsdrift mineral reserves are sufficient to support a 45+ year mine life at target production levels.
Frontier plans to commence a Definitive Feasibility Study in 2023 with commercial production targeted to commence in 2027.