With years of mining industry experience under their belt, Phakamisa Hard Rock Mining offers a multitude of specialised services ranging from hard rock mining, screening and crushing to mine loading, hauling and logistics.
Starting their hard rock mining ventures in 2014, Phakamisa secured the chance to tender at a mine for a leading international precious metals mining company. Being the world’s largest primary producer of platinum and a significant leader in international precious metal mining, the South African mine offered the perfect breeding ground for pushing Phakamisa’s limits. It was here that the company established a reputation of excellence, and after this rewarding project, Phakamisa began expanding in the gold sector and securing new contracts.
At the core of Phakamisa’s hard rock mining division is open cast mining, especially the gold, chrome and platinum sector. Aside from doing the reclamation of hard rock and dumps, Phakamisa also mines the dumps to the plant and transports mining by-products.
Crushing mainly involves the coal sector whereby raw coal is hauled out of the pit and stockpiled to be later crushed. Phakamisa has two large crushing machines: the Terex Finlay I-120 is the newest addition to the impact crusher family, joining the I-100, and is the biggest in the fleet.
The second generation I-120 impact crusher has been engineered to enhance productivity in quarrying, mining, recycling and construction demolition applications. With improved material flow, the machine consistently produces a standard product shape. Coal can be uniformly crushed to a size of anything between 0-600mm and 0-50mm.
Phakamisa offers screening solutions to sort different products after the crushing process. Screening can be done directly on-site using the Terex Finlay 893 Scalper where by-products are sorted into different grades and sizes according to customer specifications.
With a particular focus on the hard rock mining industry, Phakamisa has scope to expand beyond their Carletonville, Fochville, Klerksdorp and Orkney epicentres in order to tackle projects across South Africa. Phakamisa is also setting sights on new ambitions as they receive queries for mining prospects outside of the country in Ghana and Botswana.
The hard rock mining industry is ever-growing and requires a hands-on approach with regards to service offering. In such a competitive market, it is Phakamisa’s priority to ensure the demands of this fast-faced sector are met. By following through on commitments and supplying quality machinery, Phakamisa’s performance continues to exceed customer expectations.