Johannesburg, South Africa — 14 May 2012 – All is quiet at Northam Platinum’s Zondereinde mine in South Africa’s Limpopo province, and management has announced that smelting operations have been suspended.

Confirming this here, Miningmx quoted the company as saying that this followed a run-out which occurred subsequent to a rebuild of the furnace end-wall in April.

“Management is currently assessing the extent of the damage to the smelter and the impact on refined metal production and sales, as well as alternative processing options, should this be required,” read the statement. “Mining and concentrating activities are unaffected,” it added.

Northam gave the assurance that shareholders would be kept informed of developments and the potential effects on the company.

Source: Miningmx. For more information, click here.