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Eastern Platinum awards opencast contract

Concor Mining was awarded the contract for the opencast mining operations of the M9 and M10 Merenksy pits for Eastern Platinum Limited.

“The project, valued at over R1 billion, entails the extension of two old rehabilitated pits from 30 to 60 metres deep with the rehabilitation of the new pit excavation on completion of the contract,” Simon Norwood, director at Concor Mining, says.

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The Eastern Platinum contract entails top soil removal, drilling, blasting and removal of the waste, and removal, crushing and stockpiling of the ore.

The contract period is 48 months, comprising a six month development stage followed by 36 months of ore production and six months of rehabilitation.

“We have invested in additional load and haul plant and equipment to the value of R130 million to provide an uninterrupted service on the contract, which is now well into the developmental phase,” Norwood says.