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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 13 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. Mechanised bord and pillar mining occurs in selected Merensky Reef areas at 14 Shaft.

Mining extends to a depth of around 1 000 meters, with most operations occurring at an average depth of 800 meters. The mining width for Merensky Reef is typically about one meter, while that for UG2 is about 0.9 meters. Each shaft develops and mines about eight square kilometres.

Refined Pt Production 654 600oz
Attributable Pt mineral resource 57.9Moz
Employees42 253

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