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Platmin Platinum Mine, Pilanesberg

Producer of

Platinum

Location

North West Province, South Africa

Ownership

Boynton Investments (Pty) Ltd (72%); Moepi group (27%)

Geology type

Igneous rock

Mineral type

Disseminated sulphides

Reserve base

4.4Moz proven and probable 3PGE (platinum, palladium and rhodium) and gold, 3.2Moz attributable to Platmin (2007)

Annual production

250,000 3PGE+Au oz/year (2009), rising to a peak of 296,000 3PGE+Au oz/year (2010)

Mining method

Open pit

Processing method

Crushing, wet-milling with reagents then blowing air through the slurry mixture

Employment

1,700-2,000 during the construction phase; about 750 over the mine's operational life

Open pit

100t and 150t Terex trucks, 125t and 325t Liebherr excavators and MCC blast hole drill rigs

Processing plant

Metso mills and crushers, and Outokumpu flotation cells

Engineering

Dowding Reynard & Associates
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