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Ngezi Platinum Group Metals Mine, Zimbabwe

Producer of

Platinum group metals

Location

Central Zimbabwe

Ownership

70% Zimplats (86% Impala Platinum), 30% Impala Platinum

Geological setting

Ultramafic host rocks of the 'Great Dyke'

Mineral type

Platinum group metals, gold, copper, nickel and cobalt hosted in sulphide mineralisation

Reserve base/grades

266.5Mt proven and probable grading 3.31g/t Pt+Pd+Rh+Au, plus Ni, Cu, Co (2005)

Annual production

2.2Mt/y ore capacity - 185,978oz Pt+Pd+Rh+Au, 1,570t Ni and 1,068t Cu (2006)

Mining method

Open-pit and underground

Recovery method

180,000t/month-capacity flotation plant and on-site smelting. Precious metals recovery at specialist refiners overseas.

Employment

N/a

Mining contractor

MCC
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