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Sefateng Chrome Mine Tailings Backfilling Project

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Sefateng Chrome Mine (Pty) Ltd is an existing mine which holds a mining right (LP30/5/1/2/2/10062 MR) over the farms Waterkop 113KT and Zwartkoppies 413KS as well as a Water Use Licence (licence no: 06/B71B/ACIGBJ/7131) for their current operations. Sefateng Chrome Mine proposes to use tailings material from the wash plant to backfill the existing opencast pits on the farm Zwartkoppies 413 KS. Sefateng Chrome Mine is situated approximately 70 km north of the town of Steelpoort and approximately 85 km south-east from central Polokwane, on the R37 road. The project is situated in the Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality (part of Greater Sekhukhune District Municipality) in the Limpopo Province.

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Sefateng Chrome Mine (Pty) Ltd is an existing mine which holds a mining right (LP30/5/1/2/2/10062 MR) over the farms Waterkop 113KT and Zwartkoppies 413KS as well as a Water Use Licence (licence no: 06/B71B/ACIGBJ/7131) for their current operations. Sefateng Chrome Mine is situated approximately 70 km north of the town of Steelpoort and approximately 85 km south-east from central Polokwane, on the R37 road. The project is situated in the Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality (part of Greater Sekhukhune District Municipality) in the Limpopo Province. Current mining operations consist of underground mining, with opencast mining concluded. The opencast void is 83 ha in extent with the mining operations covering an area of approximately 308 ha over both the sections. The mine is in the process of establishing a chrome wash plant and associated facilities, such as a tailings drying facility and dry tailings stockpile, on the farm Zwartkoppies 413 KS. The residue material from the wash plant will allowed to dry, where after it will be stockpiled, thus no tailings dam will be constructed for the project. Sefateng Chrome Mine proposes to reuse or reclaim the tailings material produced by the wash plant on site in order to minimise the residue stockpiled on site and to maximise recycling. The tailings material is proposed to be reclaimed or reused in the following ways: • A portion of the material will be used to backfill the opencast voids of the operation as part of the rehabilitation efforts of the mine. Backfilling with tailings will take place in voids situated on the farm Zwartkoppies 412 KS. • When economically viable, Sefateng proposes to sell tailings to third parties for further reclamation at off-site operations.

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Saturday, May 7, 2022 - 18:27

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