New teeth for Crocodile River Mine

2007 Feb 13

The Zandfontein section of South Africa?s Crocodile River Mine is to be rejuvenated and developed with significant investment by its owners, Barplats. Atlas Copco will be providing both the equipment and the service at the mine.

The Crocodile River Mine complex, located in South Africa?s North-West Province was established in 1997. After twice being shelved, once in 1991 and again in 2003, the mine resumed production in 2005. Platinum ore makes up 62% of the mine?s production, followed by palladium (27%) rhodium (10%) and gold (1%).

Extensive development and refurbishment works are presently underway. Crocodile River Mine (CRM) currently has two sections in production: Maroelabult and Zandfontein, with a third, Crocette, currently under development and scheduled to be operational by mid 2007.

Epiroc operated under the trademark “Atlas Copco” prior to January 1, 2018.