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Located in the Sekhukhune District Municipality is Steelpoort mining town. The town is on the border of Mpumalanga with the majority of mines in the town being chrome and platinum mines.

Eastern Chrome Mines is located in the Steelpoort valley (approximately 350km from Johannesburg) along a 100-kilometre stretch of the eastern rim of the Bushveld Igneous Complex, and comprises of three underground mines, two opencast mines, four surface beneficiation plants and four tailings re-treatment plants.

Another operation is the Tubatse Ferrochrome, which mainly focuses on the production of charge chrome using six submerged arc furnaces, one metal recovery plant and a pallet and sintering plant. Both operations are owned by Samancor which has been spending money on new operations such as the TC smelter.

Two Rivers Mine is located near the town of Steelpoort, in the province of Mpumalanga, on the eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex. The operation comprises an underground mine consisting of the Main Decline, the North Decline and a concentrator plant.

MTE has always had a very strong relationship will the mines in this particular part of the country and the team has every intention to continue strengthening and reinforcing these relationships.

Visitors

Name of operation  Type of   Owner of  operation Commodity
Lion Ferrochrome Processing Glencore Chrome
Dwarsrivier Mine Underground Dwarsrivier Chrome Mines Chrome
Two Rivers Mine Underground Impala Platinum Platinum
Twickenham Platinum Mine Underground Anglo American Platinum
Thorncliffe Chrome Mine Underground Glencore Chrome
Helena Chrome Mine Underground Glencore Chrome
Magareng Chrome Mine Underground Glencore Chrome
Mototolo Platinum Mine Underground Anglo American Platinum
Booysendal Platinum Mine Underground Northam Platinum Platinum
Mototolo Concentrator Processing Anglo American Chrome

Exhibitors we would like to see include those of rock drilling, support systems, drilling solutions (hydro power, hydraulic hoses, automation, pumps, conveyors, lamp-batteries, environmental spillages), cleaning, fire suppression, dust suppression, HDPE piping, testing equipment, rescue packs and conveyor installations.