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Klipfontein platinum group metals project, South Africa

Klipfontein platinum group metals project, South Africa

Photo by Sibanye-Stillwater

12th March 2021

By: Sheila Barradas

Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor

     

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Name of the Project
Klipfontein platinum group metals (PGMs) project.

Location
The project will be located at the Kroondal operations, in North West, in South Africa.

Project Owner/s
The project will be developed according to an existing pool and share agreement between multinational precious metals mining company Sibanye-Stillwater (50%) and leading primary producer of platinum-group metals Anglo American Platinum (50%).

Project Description
Klipfontein is a small, robust opencast PGM opportunity, which will be developed in terms of the existing agreement with Anglo American Platinum at the Kroondal operations.

Envisaged is a shallow openpit operation, which will mine upper group two reef to a depth of 45 m and producing about 40 000 oz/y of platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold (4E) over a three-year life-of-mine.

Ore will be mined by a contractor and treated at the K2 concentrator at the Kroondal mine.

Potential Job Creation
Klipfontein will create 124 jobs.

Net Present Value/Internal Rate of Return
The project has an estimated net present value (NPV), at a 15% discount rate, of R738-million and an internal rate of return of 70% using conservative project price assumptions.

The NPV increases to R2-billion, with an IRR of 110% at current (2021) spot metal prices.

Capital Expenditure
Project capital is estimated at R66-million

Planned Start/End Date
The project was approved in February 2021.

Latest Developments
The project is awaiting S102 approval from the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy.

Key Contracts, Suppliers and Consultants
None stated.

Contact Details for Project Information
Sibanye-Stillwater senior VP: investor relations James Wellsted, tel +27 10 493 6923 and ir@sibanyestillwater.com.

Edited by Creamer Media Reporter

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