Mineral Resources and Reserves

The Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve Statement as at 30 June 2017 is collated at a time when the platinum industry continued to face significant external challenges. The prevailing depressed metal price are reflected in the fact that capital investment has virtually dried up throughout the industry. At Implats, greenfields exploration has been terminated and shaft sinking operations at Impala’s 17 Shaft and Afplats' Leeuwkop Shaft remain suspended. Despite the difficult circumstances, some operations continue to deliver strong production performances with a positive outlook to grow the Mineral Reserve inventory at Zimplats, Mimosa and Two Rivers.


Attributable Mineral Resources
Mineral Reserves
Mineral Reserve sensitivity

Rigorous profitability tests are conducted to test the viability of the Mineral Reserves. This graph shows the price sensitivity of the total Group Mineral Reserves.

Mineral Reserve sensitivity
Platinum Mineral Reserve and depth range for individual Implats shafts
Platinum Mineral Reserve