mill-float configuration is commonly termed MF1 in South Africa. The primary grind was coarse limiting the risk of chrome entrainment into the final concentrate, but also limiting PGM recovery due to its inherent tendency not to recover more finely disseminated, silicate-association PGM.
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Oct 04, 2019 South Africa is the worlds largest producer of platinum, processing 110mt in 2018. The countrys reserves of platinum group metals PGMs stands at 63,000mt. Owing to various factors such as job losses and mine-shaft closures, the country witnessed a sharp fall in production last year compared to the 143mt recovered in 2017.
Platinum Smelting in South Africa . R.T. Jones . Specialist Consultant, Pyrometallurgy Division, Mintek, Private Bag X3015, Randburg, 2125, South Africa. E-mail rtjonesglobal.co.za . Introduction. South Africa has more than 80 per cent of the worlds platinum reserves, and is the worlds largest producer of platinum group metals PGMs.