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Mooinooi is a mining town situated in North West Province of South Africa. The town is located between Rustenburg and Brits and makes up part of the North West’s platinum belt. Mines in the town do not only produce platinum as there are also chrome mines in the area.

The Marikana operations comprise four steady state Generation 2 shafts (namely K3, Saffy, Rowland/MK2 and E3 including Pandora), four depleting Generation 1 shafts (namely 4B, Hossy, W1 and E1), six concentrators, a smelter with five furnaces, a Base Metals Smelter (BMR) and associated additional processing facilities, including a bulk tailings retreatment project.The Marikana operations, acquired as part of the Lonmin acquisition, consist of PGM mining and processing operations located on the Western Limb of the Bushveld Complex, 40 km east of the town of Rustenburg, in the North West province of South Africa and smelting and refining operations located in Brakpan, east of Johannesburg.

Western Chrome mine comprises of three underground mines, two surface beneficiation plants and two tailings retreatment plants. The mine uses two underground methods namely conventional scraper mining and trackless mechanised mining. The main products of the mine are metallurgical and chemical concentrates.

Tharisa Mine is a shallow and large-scale open-pit PGM and chrome mine that has an estimated open-pit life of approximately 17 years and an estimated further 40 years underground and has been in production since November 2009.


Name of operation  Type of   Owner of  operation Commodity
Marikana Operations Underground Sibanye Stillwater Platinum, PGMs, chrome
Western Chrome Mines Underground Samancor Chrome
Eland Platinum Mine Underground Northam Platinum Platinum
Tharisa Mine Opencast Tharisa Minerals PGMs
Hernic Ferrochrome Underground, Opencast & Smelter Mitsubishi Corporation Chrome
T C Smelter Smelter Samancor Chrome

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