South Africa

Kalagadi Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeUnderground
Commodities
  • Manganese
Mining Method
  • Bord-and-pillar
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Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Industrial Development Corporation 20 % Indirect
Kalahari Resources (Pty) Ltd. 36 % Indirect
Kgalagadi Alloys (Pty) Ltd. 44 % Indirect
Kalagadi Manganese (Pty) Ltd, is a black women led company that is 44% owned by Kgalagadi Alloys, 36% by Kalahari Resources and 20% by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

The project area is underlain by the Kalahari Manganese Field (KMF), the largest known land-based manganese deposit in the world It is the largest known land-based manganese deposit in the world. The KMF is comprised of five erosional relicts of the manganese bearing Hotazel Formation of the Paleoproterozoic Transvaal Supergroup. The manganese ore is of sedimentary origin.

The Hotazel Formation, which is the host rock to the manganese ores of the KMF, is composed of three (3) symmetrical iron formation hematite-lutite-braunite-lutite sedimentary cycles that can be traced across the entire KMF and that display a remarkably uniform fine-scale litho-stratigraphy. Geological surveys for the project have indicated other minerals found in the Kalahari Manganese Field formation which include sand, clay, limestone, tillite, quartzite, red and grey shales, dolomite, iron ore.

Mining Methods

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

The production has been commenced in 2018.
CommodityUnits2021 *20192018
Manganese Mt 00000.5
All production numbers are expressed as sinter. * Average annual production reported in 2021

Operational metrics

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Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Financials

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Heavy Mobile Equipment

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Personnel

Mine Management

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