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What is Lithium?

Lithium is a soft, silvery-white alkali metal. It doesn’t occur freely in nature, but presents itself in pegmatitic compounds such as spodumene and lepidolite. Granitic pegmatites provide the greatest abundance of lithium-containing minerals, with spodumene and petalite being the most commercially viable sources. Currently, brines are the most common source of lithium, but pegmatites have quickly been identified as valuable due to their higher concentrations of lithium and the faster beneficiation process.

Due to the high reactivity of lithium, there are a wide variety of lithium compounds. To explain the content of lithium, the term lithium carbonate equivalent is used. Hard-rock ore containing lithium is extracted through open-pit or underground mining using conventional mining techniques. The ore is then crushed, concentrated, roasted, and processed into high-grade lithium carbonate. Lithium has unique chemical and physical properties, which makes it suitable for an increasing number of industrial uses and processes, which segregates the market for the element on the basis of its end use. Large markets include batteries, glass and ceramics.

The drastic changes to human lifestyles and radical progression of technology has reduced our reliance on fossil fuels. The global trend to switch to renewable energy is a necessity to protect the planet and the environment. 

As lithium ion batteries are rechargeable, allowing multiple uses over long periods of time, lithium has naturally become a focal point for all manufacturers of power-using devices such as mobile devices, laptops and cars.

Location of Claims

Since 2016

The Moti Group, with their head office based in Sandton South Africa, started targeting lithium as a commodity in 2016. There are multiple pegmatite belts containing lithium-bearing minerals extant in Zimbabwe.
Pulserate Investments (Pvt) Ltd, has base mineral claims in the Mashonaland East Province of Zimbabwe. The ultimate goal of the project is to create value, not only for investors, but for Africa and Zimbabwe.
The claims are situated in the northeast of the country, some 160km outside of Harare. Currently, the Pulserate project is comprised of 84 claims, spanning an area of approximately 10 000 hectares.

Pulserate Investments has also decided to explore further prospective areas in Zimbabwe and Africa, with a view to growing its value – creating a footprint.


Geological Setting

The areas surrounding the claims are known for various deposits of minerals, including gold and beryl. Despite the presence of spodumene being documented at the time these areas were initially operating, it was not considered a major commodity.
There are strong indications that the project area shares important characteristics with known lithium – rich pegmatites in the region.
Pegmatites are characteristically zoned and vary considerably in size and shape. The local pegmatites are well zoned and are primarily petalite-bearing. The main beryl mineralisation is found between the core and an inner intermediate zone.