Chrome Mining Companies
in South Africa

Chrome Mining Companies
in South Africa

South Africa holds about 70% of the world’s total chrome reserves. Most of this comes from the Bushveld Igneous Complex ores in the Steelpoort Valley, which produce 75% of the world’s ferrochrome.

These deposits are mined by a number of local and international chrome mining companies. The following mining companies mine chrome in South Africa:

  • Jubilee Metals Group Plc (Jubilee Platinum)
  • International Ferro Metals Limited
  • Bauba Platinum
  • Minerals Technologies
  • LANXESS Mining (Pty) Ltd
  • Samancor Chrome Ltd
  • Afarak Group

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Chrome is one of the few commodities to have seen real production growth over the last 15 years. Demand in the export market for South Africa’s chrome has soared from 762 164 tons in 2008 to 4 million tons in 2018. South African chrome earned over ZAR 21 billion in 2018.

Chrome Mining Projects in South Africa

While South Africa’s mining industry returned to profitability in 2019 despite a number of challenges, manganese, iron ore and chrome are the only commodities that have seen real production growth over the last 15 years. According to the US Geological Survey, South Africa has the world’s largest reserves of manganese and platinum group metals (PGMs).

Some of South Africa’s chrome mining projects include:

Moeijelik Chromite Mining Complex in Limpopo:

  • Operated by Bauba Platinum
  • Situated on the Eastern Limb of the Bushveld Complex
  • Capital value in 2019: R24 500 000

Ruighoek Chrome Mine in Rustenburg:

  • Operated by Minerals Technologies
  • Located on the Western Limb of the Bushveld Complex
  • Capital value in 2019: R45 686 599 680

Mecklenburg Mine in Limpopo:

  • Located on the Eastern Limb of the Bushveld Complex
  • Mix of open-cast and underground mining
  • Effectively converted two furnaces from producing silico-manganese to ferrochrome

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