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Nokeng fluorspar mine

Nokeng Fluorspar Mine

Nokeng comprises three adjacent, high-quality haematite-fluorspar deposits – Plattekop, Outwash Fan and Wiltin. The first two, prioritised for development and mining, contain an estimated total Mineral Reserve (SAMREC-compliant) of 12Mt (Plattekop: 2.7Mt at 38.6% CaF2 in situ grade; Outwash Fan: 9Mt at 25.1% % CaF2 in situ grade).

Wiltin, located immediately to the south of the Plattekop deposit, is at an early exploration stage. Sampling has indicated the same characteristics as the Plattekop deposit. An initial drilling programme has been planned to target the interpreted layer of fluoritic ironstone and anomalous magnetics areas.

~80km north of Pretoria and close to major services and logistics, including rail (Pienaarsrivier Rail Siding) and road access (D567)

  • Mining right area covers 1 309 hectares
  • Two high quality adjacent haematite-fluorspar deposits:
    • Plattekop: 20m thick fluorspar layer ~6% CaF2 content
    • Outwash Fan: 3km south of Plattekop ~1% CaF2 content
  • Wiltin deposit remains to be fully explored
  • Deposit low in phosphorus and arsenic
  • Estimated 15 year LOM remaining excluding Wiltin potential 630ktpa ROM feed rate
  • Conventional open-pit drill and blast, haul mining method
  • Production ramping up to 180ktpa acidspar and 20ktpa metspar
  • Currently supplying to USA, Europe, Middle East, India and China
Nokeng Reserve Statement 2022
Deposit Category Tonnes (‘000) Contained CaF2 (‘000t) CaF2 %
Plattekop Proven 1 692 653 38.6
Outwash Fan Proven 7 431 1 863 25.1
Total Proven 9 123 2 516 27.6
Plattekop Probable 252 92 36.3
Outwash Fan Probable
Total Probable 252 92 36.3
Total Mineral Reserve Proven & Probable  9 375 2 607 27.8
  • Mineral Reserves estimated by SRK and updated for depletion to February 2022
  • SAMREC-compliant estimated total Mineral Reserve of 9.375Mt
  • Plattekop and Outwash Fan have been categorised as Mineral Reserves (proven and probable), providing strong confidence in the potential to economically extract the minerals at these deposits