Shining a light on the metals of Mogalakwena | Anglo …

2019-8-14 · Our flagship platinum mine in Mogalakwena, western Limpopo, is the largest open pit of its kind in the world. Alongside other Platinum Group Metals like Palladium, Rhodium and Iridium – which are all integral to three-way catalytic converters in combustion engines – our operations in South Africa also include mining Iron Ore.

Chemical and Mineralogical Mapping of Platinum‐Group ...

2021-5-7 · Two ore samples from the platinum-group elements (PGE) Lac des Îles mine (Ontario, Canada) were analysed both by LIBS and µ-XRF. The fast mineralogical and elemental mapping provided by LIBS allowed the identification of four major silicate phases (chlorite, bytownite, actinolite, hornblende) and four minor sulfide phases (Pd-bearing ...

Geochemistry and mineralogy of platinum group element …

2017-11-15 · The paper discusses the results of studying the contents of platinum group elements (PGE) and platinum group minerals (PGM) in ores of the Kingash deposit. The bulk of PGE has been established as concentrated in disseminated sulfide chalcopyrite–pyrrhotite–pentlandite ore and is represented by palladium bismuth–tellurides. During melt differentiation, the content …

Direct leach approaches to Platinum Group Metal (PGM) …

Platinum Group Metals (PGMs), often with associated gold, have very few occurrences where they are present in an ore deposit at economically extractable levels. They are classified as both precious and critical metals due to their scarcity and their wide industrial use. With deteriorating socio-political environments in most primary PGM ...

Separating the Platinum Group Metals by Liquid–Liquid ...

2021-9-14 · To extract the platinum group metals from the ore, and to refine them to the very high purity required for their many applications, requires a multitude of complex operations. At present the final refining stage that produces the individual platinum group metals is carried out by selective precipitation from a solution of mixed platinum group metals, but this is inefficient as …

refining of platinum group metals / priciple flow sheet

2006-3-19 · most sophisticated industrial inorganic chemistry: refining of platinum group metals ore concentrate. pgm ore concentrate The figure below shows a typical assay of a South African platinum group metals ore concentrate obtained as the filter cake after sulfuric acid leach (according to the Sherrit process) of a Merensky reef converter matte.

What Are Platinum Group Metals (PGMs)?

2018-12-10 · The platinum group metals (PGMs) are six transitional metal elements that are chemically, physically, and anatomically similar. The PGMs are the densest known metal elements. Exceptionally rare, the six metals naturally occur in the same ore bodies. They are highly durable and, due to their high value, often recycled, giving them long life cycles.

Potential Processing Routes for Recovery of Platinum …

Platinum-group minerals were present as sperrylite (PtAs2), cooperite (PtS low Pd), native platinum and Pd‑bismuthotellurides and mostly associated with silicates.

Platinum-group element remobilization and concentration …

Introduction. T he platinum-group metals (PGM) are high-value industrial commodities that concentrate naturally in select geological environments. In particular, ore deposits of the platinum-group elements (PGE: Os, Ir, Ru, Rh, Pt, Pd) are known from layered mafic-ultramafic intrusions and from the mantle sections of supra-subduction zone ophiolites.

Leadership team – Anglo American Platinum

BCompt (hons), CA(SA). Craig joins Amplats from Anglo American plc where he has served for 19 years. Previously he served as Anglo American''s group financial controller since June 2015; prior to this, he held various financial roles including chief financial officer of Anglo American Iron Ore Brazil and chief financial officer of Anglo Thermal Coal.

RECYCLING OF PLATINUM GROUP METALS FROM …

2012-9-6 · The platinum group metals (PGMs) palladium, platinum, and rhodium represent the key materials for automotive exhaust gas treatment. Since there are currently no adequate alternatives, the importance of these metals for the automotive industry is steadily rising. The high value of PGMs in spent catalysts justifies their recycling. ...

Top 10 Largest Platinum Mining Companies in the World …

2021-9-23 · Global platinum production has been dominated by the top 10 largest platinum mining companies in the world for last several decades. Although the demand and consumption of platinum remain high all over the world, the production of platinum is highly concentrated, with the top five largest platinum mining companies representing over 70% of the world''s total platinum …

Chemical and Mineralogical Mapping of Platinum‐Group ...

Two ore samples from the platinum-group elements (PGE) Lac des Îles mine (Ontario, Canada) were analysed both by LIBS and µ-XRF. The fast mineralogical and elemental mapping provided by LIBS allowed the identification of four major silicate phases (chlorite, bytownite, actinolite, hornblende) and four minor sulfide phases (Pd-bearing ...

platinum group ore refiners

2012-12-2 · Melting Point – 3214.9 degrees F. (1768.3 degrees C.) A gold and silver refinery. Platinum refiners. 123 …. Approximately 8 tons of raw ore must be …. Together these six metals are know as the Platinum group …. » More detailed.

A Review of the Behaviour of Platinum Group Elements ...

recovery systems.For example,many platinum group metal ore processing plants use froth flotation,a con-centration stage that depends on the PGEs being held within sulfide minerals.However,this may not be the case and a detailed investigation of the nature of each ore type is critical in assessing the fundamentals of an individual deposit.

Layered Mafic Intrusions: Our Largest Source of Platinum ...

2014-9-10 · Overview. Most of the world''s economic deposits of platinum group elements (PGE) including platinum, palladium, rhodium and other rare metals come from layered mafic intrusions (LMI), a rare sequence of rocks formed when …

USGS Mineral Resources Program Platinum-Group …

2014-7-24 · The platinum-group elements (PGE) include platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium, and osmium. These metals have similar physical and chemical properties and occur together in nature. The properties of PGE, such as high melting points, corrosion resistance, and catalytic qualities, make them indispensable to many industrial applications.

Leaching and recovery of platinum group metals from …

2009-8-26 · Existing processes for the recovery of platinum group metals (PGM) from UG-2 ores place stringent requirements with regard to chromite content upon feed material to the plant. An alternative hydrometallurgical process for which this is not an issue is proposed that involves reductive roasting of the ore followed by leaching with

Elements and Mineral Identification in Platinum …

2020-3-17 · Ultrafast Elemental Mapping of Platinum Group Elements and Mineral Identification in Platinum-Palladium Ore Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Kheireddine Rifai 1,2,*, Lütfü-Çelebi Özcan 1, François R. Doucet 1, Kyle Rhoderick 3 and François Vidal 3

2.1. Platinum-group element mineralogy

2017-4-4 · 2. Literature review on platinum-group minerals 2.1. Platinum-group element mineralogy 2.1.1. Introduction The distribution of PGEs (platinum-group elements) in an ore is directly related to the type of ore, which in turn, dictates the mineralogical constitution. PGE ores can be divided into the following main classes (Stribrny et al., 2000):

A New Way to Find Platinum Group Metals

2016-4-14 · Scientists from the University of Adelaide have discovered a surprising way to find platinum group metals (PGMs)—through bacteria. According to the University''s web site, investigations of platinum group elements from Brazil, Colombia and Tasmania revealed that specialized bacteria play a role in the formation and movement of platinum and related metals …

A conceptual flowsheet for heap leaching of platinum …

2012-1-1 · This is the case at Western Platinum Limited (WPL) where the concentrator plant produces, as a by-product, a low-grade concentrate from the secondary cleaning circuit containing up to 29 g/t of platinum group metal (PGMs), 0.36% copper and 0.74% nickel and less than 0.5% S. In the case of UG2 ores, this low-grade concentrate is also associated ...

MAPS SHOWING PLATINUM-GROUP ELEMENT …

2010-11-2 · MAPS SHOWING PLATINUM-GROUP ELEMENT OCCURRENCES IN THE CONTERMINOUS UNITED STATES, UPDATED AS OF 1993 By Jocelyn A. Peterson INTRODUCTION In conjunction with preparing maps of the geologically permissive areas for the occurrence of platinum-group elements (PGE) in the conterminous United States (Zientek

Panskyite, Pd9Ag2Pb2S4, a new platinum group mineral …

Panskyite, Pd 9 Ag 2 Pb 2 S 4, is a new mineral (IMA2020–039) discovered in the platinum-group element mineralisation of the Southern Kievey ore occurrence of the Fedorova–Pana layered intrusion, Kola Peninsula, Russia forms tiny anhedral grains (of 0.5 to 10 μm in size) in the interstices of rock-forming silicates, often forming tiny inclusions in base-metal sulfides …

Locations of Deposits

2012-12-11 · Platinum Group Elements (PGEs) Platinum group elements are mined from mafic and ultramafic igneous rocks, in alluvial and placer deposits, hydrothermal veins, and contact mineralization deposits. They also occur in the mineral cooperite and in igneous rocks (Pohl, 2011). Here is a map of all PGE deposits …

Platinum Group Elements

2012-12-11 · There are large deposits of platinum group elements in the Merensky and Upper Group 2 reefs in South Africa ("South Africa"). These deposits were formed from silicate magma intrusions. Immiscible sulfide liquid saturates the magma and attracts PGEs along with copper and nickel (Zientek, 2012). As a result, even though the concentration of PGEs ...

Platinum-Group Metal

Extraction of platinum-group metals consists of the following steps: (a) mining ore rich in platinum-group metals while leaving rock lean in platinum-group metals behind; (b) isolating the platinum-group elements in the ore into a flotation concentrate consisting of nickel-copper-iron sulfides that is rich in platinum-group elements;

Ore Reserves and Mineral Resources Report

2021-3-24 · – Ore Reserves Complies with JSE Listings Requirements – 2020Signed off by Competent Persons. Anglo American Platinum is a member of the Anglo American plc group, guided by the purpose and values of our parent while considering the complexities of the PGM industry and our operating countries in developing our strategic priorities.

Recovery of platinum group metals from oxide ores—TML ...

The Great Dyke, Zimbabwe, contains over 800 million ounces of platinum and approximately 20 million ounces of rhodium. However, about 10% of the ore is oxidized and cannot be processed with current recovery methods. A conventional flotation-smelting process has been proposed to recover the platinum group metal (PGM) values from the sulfide ores.

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