Company profile

Our group and operations

Northam is an independent, fully empowered, integrated PGM producer. All operating mines and recycling operations are wholly owned. Our aspirational target is to produce 1 million oz 4E pa.

Operations in SA [map]

Operations in SA [map]

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Northam Zondereinde [logo]

Zondereinde mining operations

Zondereinde is a mature mine, which has successfully mined PGM ores from the narrow tabular Merensky and UG2 Reefs since 1992.

333 246 oz 4E

Current year production

>30 yrs

extended life of mine

The acquisition of the Western extension provides access to additional Merensky and UG2 resources, and increases the life of mine to more than 30 years

Location:

The Zondereinde mine is situated in the northern portion of the western limb of the Bushveld Complex, approximately 30 km south of the town of Thabazimbi in the Limpopo Province. The mining right covers 9 257 hectares, and is underlain by both the Merensky and UG2 Reefs.

Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources:

Resources: 80.11 Moz 4E
Reserves: 15.03 Moz 4E

Metallurgy

Zondereinde metallurgical operations

Northam’s activities are integrated. From underground mining through to concentrating, smelting and base metal removal. Precious metal refining is outsourced.


Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Toll refining through a long-term agreement with Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG (Heraeus). Heraeus is a registered member of the London Platinum and Palladium Market and has London-Zurich ‘Good Delivery’ status for metal production. The refinery in Hanau is subject to strict European Union materials handling protocols. Product transportation is also strictly defined by international aviation regulations.

Northam Booysendal [logo]

Booysendal mining operations comprising of North and South mines

Booysendal is a relatively young, multi-modular mining complex, with overall ore production ramping up to planned steady-state over the next three years.

375 631 oz 4E

Current year production

>25 yrs

life of mine

Booysendal’s existing operations

Location:

The Booysendal mining right covers some 17 950 hectares and hosts both the Merensky and UG2 Reefs, which outcrop over a strike length of 14.5 km and dip at 10° to the west.

Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources:

Resources: 100.36 Moz 4E
Reserves: 11.56 Moz 4E

Northam Eland [logo]

Eland mining operations

Eland is a shallow hybrid UG2 mine, ramping up to planned steady state over the next six years.

43 664 oz 4E

Current year production


Location to be added as per other mines:

Eland mine is located in the south-eastern portion of the western limb of the Bushveld Complex, some 70km north of Johannesburg and 12 km east of Brits, in the North-West Province of South Africa.

Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources:

Resources: 14.92 Moz 4E
Reserves: 2.92 Moz 4E