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platinum deposits and mines of South Africa

Percy A. Wagner

platinum deposits and mines of South Africa

by Percy A. Wagner

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Published by Oliver & Boyd in Edinburgh .
Written in English


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Statementby Percy A. Wagner with a chapters by H. Schneiderhöhn.
The Physical Object
Pagination326p.
Number of Pages326
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17463290M

THE PLATINUM DEPOSITS AND MINES OF SOUTH AFRICA. With a chapter on the mineragraphy and spectrography of the sulphidic platinum ores of the bushveld complex by Professor Dr H. Schneiderhöhn. Published: C. Struik (Pty) Ltd., Cape Town, Edition: De Luxe Edition.   Platinum in most cases is a by-product of copper and nickel mines and refineries. On the other hand, the largest pure platinum mines are in South Africa, which is also the world’s leading.

  Since then various mines in the region have come and gone but this area remains the most important for Russia's platinum reserves. 1. South Africa (, kg, % of world's platinum) South Africa is the world's largest platinum producer, producing more than twice as much as every other country on Earth : Gregory Sousa. Two other Russian Platinum localities are the Talnakh District, in the Norilisk District in Siberia; and Ledayanoy Ruchey, Koriak, in the Kamchatka Peninsula. The world's largest deposit of Platinum is in the Merensky Reef in the Bushveld Complex, South Africa, though few specimens from South Africa ever make it to the mineral market.

Private Bag 3, Johannesburg , South Africa; E-mmail: [email protected] There are enough platinum group element deposits in the Bushveld Complex in South Africa to supply world demands for many decades or even a century using current mining techniques. Demonstrated reserves and resources published by mining companies make. Platinum miners’ struggles are not dissimilar to those flowing throughout the South African mining industry – cost pressures, substantial declines in commodity prices, and low or negative profit margins. Supply and demand. South Africa provides more than 70% of primary mined platinum supply and more than 55% of total supply, including.


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The platinum deposits and mines of South Africa, [Wagner, Percy Albert] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The platinum deposits and mines of South AfricaCited by: The Platinum Deposits and Mines of South Africa with a Chapter on the Mineragraphy and Spectrography of the Sulphidic Platinum Ores of the Bushveld Complex [H.

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Edinburgh, London, Oliver and Platinum deposits and mines of South Africa book, Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wagner, Percy Albert. Platinum deposits and mines of South Africa. Cape Town, C. Struik, (OCoLC) Africa already amounts analysis anorthositic anorthositic norite appears associated average body bronzite bronzitite Bushveld carries cent Central chalcopyrite Chrome Band chromite coarse coarse-grained Complex composition concentrate considerable consists contains crystallisation crystals deposits depth developed diallage dolomite dunite dwts enclosed evidently examined farm feet felspathic fields footwall formed Geol given gold grains hornblende hortonolite-dunite.

Platinum Mining in South Africa. Platinum mining in South Africa, or mining for Platinum Group Metals (PGM), is widespread on the African continent, and South Africa holds over 80% of the world’s reserves.

For investors interested in the PGM sector in Africa, South Africa seems to. Nairobi/London — "Ramaphoria" boosted the rand and revived investor sentiment towards SA.

But deep underground in the country’s platinum mines, there is very little cause for optimism. The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Platinum S.M. Rupprecht MINE DEVELOPMENT – ACCESS TO DEPOSIT S.M.

Rupprecht University of Johannesburg Abstract A deposit to be mined by underground methods can be accessed by a number of methods: • Adit • Decline or ramp • Inclined shaft • Vertical Size: 1MB. 12 rows  This list of mines in South Africa is subsidiary to the list of mines article and lists working.

The platinum deposits and mines of South Africa / by Percy A. Wagner. With a chapter on the mineragraphy and spectrography of the sulphidic platinum ores of the Bushveld Complex, by H.

Schneiderhöhn Wagner, Percy Albert. The ore deposits of the Bushveld Complex are so large that they far exceed the time periods mentioned above.

Hence, to avoid any confusion (or over-optimistic extrapolations), the term ‘ deposit ’ is used in this report to indicate the continuing geological strata that contain ore mined in various areas.

Researchers from the University of Witwatersrand’s School of Geoscience have published research on South Africa’s platinum deposits in the Bushveld Complex, which posits a more likely explanation for how platinum forms.

The scientific research report, published in the Nature international journal of science, states that most of the world’s economically-viable platinum deposits occur as. company, Potgietersrust Platinum Ltd,startedproduc-tionfromtheMerenskyReef.

Production hascontinuedeversince,andtodaythree large-scalemining concerns areengaged inwinning reJ.C.L's Rustenburg Platinum Mines Ltd, Gencor's Impala Platinum Ltd,andLonrho's WesternPlatinum Ltd. Hy':l. Book Reviews Scientific Books. The Platinum Deposits and Mines of South Africa.

By George F. Kunz. See all Hide authors and affiliations. Science 10 Jan Vol. 71, Issuepp. DOI: /science Article; Info & Metrics; eLetters; PDF; This is a PDF-only article. Cited by: 2. South Africa is the second largest producer of titanium-bearing minerals in the world after Australia, accounting for about 22 percent of 6,1 Mt global production (Fig 1).

In South Africa, titanium economic minerals, ilmenite and rutile, are produced from the extensive beach placer deposits located along the eastern, southern and north. Case study on Extractive Industries prepared for the Lancet Commission on Global Governance Report from South Africa Authors: Eugene Cairncross, Sophia Kisting, Mariette Liefferink, David van Wyk February "We must remember the history of mining in South Africa File Size: KB.

Platinum mining is not heavily regulated in South Africa, allowing contracts to enter South Africa with little to no interference. Russia Platinum was mined in Russia as far back as the early 19th century.

Today, it remains one of the hot spots for Platinum mining. Platinum and palladium production from the BIC represents approximately 75% and 40% of annual global production respectively.

Estimated platinum & palladium resources InProfessor Grant Cawthorn, the Platinum Industry's Professor of Igneous Petrology at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, published a new estimate of the.

Since the identification of economic deposits of platinum in South Africa in by Hans Merensky, a number of platinum mines have come and gone, and some have merely changed identity ().

South Africa currently has four integrated primary platinum producers, namely Anglo American Platinum Corporation Ltd (6) (formerly.

Located in South Africa, the BIC contains some of the richest ore deposits on Earth. The complex contains the world's largest reserves of platinum-group metals (PGMs) or platinum group elements (PGEs)— platinum, palladium, osmium, iridium, rhodium, and ruthenium along with vast quantities of.

In South Africa's Bushveld complex and a limited number of other ore bodies, platinum group metals occur in sufficient quantities so as to make it cost efficient to extract these metals.

At Russia's Norilsk and Canada's Sudbury deposits, the metal and other PGMs are .Platinum-Nickel-Chromium Deposits: Geology, Exploration, and Reserve Base is the first reference book to combine information on the discovery of numerous minerals within existing deposits.

This book recognizes the close affinity and great natural coexistence of platinum, palladium, chromium, nickel, copper, gold, and silver hosted by unique stratigraphy (mafic-ultramafic intrusive of layered.Bushveld Complex, South Africa - Simplified Geology and Selected Platinum, Chromite and Vanadium Deposits (±A4 size) Coal Fields of the Republic of South Africa (±A4 size) Gold Deposits of the Witwatersrand Basin (±A4 size) Gauteng Province - Clay Deposits.

Gauteng Province - Active Gold Mines. Gauteng Province - Limestone/Dolomite Deposits.