THE BAFOKENG RASIMONE PLATINUM MINE (BRPM) CONCENTRATOR, WAS DESIGNED TO RECEIVE MERENSKY ORE FROM BRPM’S TWO DECLINE SHAFTS AND IS ABLE TO TREAT 10% OF UG2
The original design capacity of 200 000 tonnes a month, has been upgraded to 250 000 tonnes a month to accommodate production from Styldrift I.
The concentrator can be described as a robust maintenance intensive environment which produces 2.7 tonnes of saleable product from every 100 tonnes of virgin rock processed.
The plant operates on a 24 hours, 365 days a year basis and follows a traditional Mill-Float, Mill-Float (MF2) process which includes a conventional three stage crushing process prior to milling and flotation. The flotation processes produce a platinum rich PGM concentrate which is collected and sold as a final product by BRPM for further processing and refining. RBPlat has an offtake agreement with Rustenburg Refineries (owned by Anglo American Platinum) for the sale of the BRPM JV concentrate.