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September 9, 2021

World’s ten largest platinum mines in 2020

By Carmen

Here are the ten largest platinum mines by production across the world in 2020, according to GlobalData’s mining database.

1. Impala Mine

The Impala Mine is an underground mine situated in North West, South Africa. Owned by Impala Platinum Holdings, the brownfield mine produced an estimated 514.399 thousand ounces of platinum in 2020. The mine will operate until 2035.

2. Mogalakwena Mine

Located in Limpopo, South Africa, the Mogalakwena Mine is owned by Anglo American Plc. The surface mine produced an estimated 500.8 thousand ounces of platinum in 2020. The mine will operate until 2040.

3. Kola MMC Mine

The Kola MMC Mine is a surface and underground mine located in Murmansk Oblast, Russia. Owned by MMC Norilsk Nickel, the brownfield mine produced an estimated 438.8 thousand ounces of platinum in 2020.

4. Marikana Mine (Lonmin)

Owned by Sibanye Stillwater, the Marikana Mine (Lonmin) is a surface and underground mine situated in North West, South Africa. The brownfield mine produced an estimated 405.039 thousand ounces of platinum in 2020. The expected mine closure date is 2036.

5. Amandelbult Mine

The Amandelbult Mine is an underground mine situated in Limpopo, South Africa. Owned by Anglo American Plc, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 307 thousand ounces of platinum in 2020. The mine is expected to operate until 2040.

6. Crocodile River Mine

The Crocodile River Mine is an underground mine situated in North West, South Africa. Owned by Eastern Platinum, the brownfield mine produced an estimated 293.172 thousand ounces of platinum in 2020.

7. Kroondal Mine

Located in North West, South Africa, the Kroondal Mine is owned by Sibanye Stillwater. The underground mine produced an estimated 245.571 thousand ounces of platinum in 2020. The mine will operate until 2032.

8. Mupfuti Mine

The Mupfuti Mine is an underground mine located in Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe. Owned by Impala Platinum Holdings, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 209.172 thousand ounces of platinum in 2020. The mine will operate until 2027.

9. Bimha Mine

Owned by Impala Platinum Holdings, the Bimha Mine is an underground mine situated in Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe. The greenfield mine produced an estimated 191.484 thousand ounces of platinum in 2020. The expected mine closure date is 2051.

10. Booysendal North Mine

The Booysendal North Mine is an underground mine situated in Limpopo, South Africa. Owned by Northam Platinum, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 164.593 thousand ounces of platinum in 2020. The mine is expected to operate until 2043.

Methodology:
This information is drawn from GlobalData’s mines and projects database, which tracks all operating and developing mines and projects globally. Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.

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