The Zondereinde mine is an established, conventional, long-life operation which mines UG2 and Merensky ore and produces approximately 300 000oz of refined 4E PGMs from own operations annually. The mine is located on the northern end of the western limb of the Bushveld Complex near the town of Thabazimbi.
In December 2017, Northam acquired the ground adjacent to Zondereinde’s western boundary from Anglo American Platinum Limited. The Western extension acquisition provides access to additional Merensky and UG2 reef and extends the life of mine (LoM) to beyond 30 years.
For recent operational output and performance go to the Manufactured and intellectual capital section of the 2018 annual integrated report.