Anglo American Platinum

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"Anglo American Platinum Limited (Amplats) is the world’s leading primary producer of platinum group metals (PGMs) and accounts for approximately 40% of the world’s newly mined platinum. The Company is listed on the JSE Limited and has its headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. Anglo American Platinum’ wholly owned South African mining operations in the Bushveld Complex include the Bathopele, Dishaba, Khomanani, Khuseleka, Mogalakwena, Siphumelele, Thembelani and Tumela mines. Twickenham Platinum Mine remained under development during 2011.

"In addition, the Group has a number of joint ventures, as follows: with Anooraq Resources Corporation over the Bokoni Mine; ARM Mining Consortium Limited over the Modikwa Platinum Mine; Royal Bafokeng Resources over the combined Bafokeng-Rasimone Platinum Mine (BRPM) and Styldrift properties; the Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela traditional community, which holds a 15% share in Union Mine’s north and south mines; Eastern Platinum Limited (a subsidiary of Lonmin Plc) and its partner, the Bapo-Ba-Mogale traditional community and Mvelaphanda Resources, over the Pandora Joint Venture; and Xstrata Kagiso Platinum Partnership, to operate the Mototolo Mine. Anglo American Platinum also has pooling-and-sharing arrangements with Aquarius Platinum (South Africa), covering the shallow reserves of the Kroondal and Marikana mines that are contiguous with its own Rustenburg mines." [1]


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  1. Anglo American Platinum Company Profile, organizational web page, accessed August 21, 2012.
  2. Anglo American Platinum Board, organizational web page, accessed August 21, 2012.