Chrome Removal

  • The current reef mix is 240 kilo tonnes per month (ktpm) silicates, a local varient of Merensky also referred to as pseudo reef, and 75ktpm UG2.
  • The UG2 contains +25% chromite, which reduces PGM recoveries.
  • 15ktpm of chromite could be produced from 2017.
  • The additional planned cash flow from this project is R150 million pa (from 2017).
  • In addition, when the chrome has been removed, improvements to PGM recoveries from the UG2 reef are expected.