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IMPALA

Impala

Impala

Impala, Implats’ 96%-owned primary operational unit, has operations on the western limb of the world-renowned Bushveld Complex near Rustenburg in South Africa. This operation comprises a 10-shaft mining complex and concentrating and smelting plants. The base and precious metal refineries are in Springs, east of Johannesburg.

The Merensky and UG2 reefs are mined concurrently and the mining method is predominantly conventional breast mining. Mining extends to a depth of around 1 000 meters. The mining width for Merensky Reef is typically about 1.3 meters, while that for UG2 is about 1.1 meters. Panel lengths vary from 15 to 30 metres for both Merensky and UG2 Reefs.

Refined Pt Production 580 800oz
Contribution to Group platinum production 39.6%
Years Life-of-mine >15
Average current depth 870m
Number of employees 40 079

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