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Open Access Platinum Mining at Rustenburg

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The scale of operations at Rustenburg Platinum Mines has been extended many times over the last thirty years to meet increasing demand, the most recent expansion programme providing for an output of one million ounces of platinum a year. This article describes the mineral resources available and the mining methods and extraction processes in use to provide the world ‘s largest source of the platinum metals.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 1969

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