ExplorMine Consultants was commissioned by Atlatsa Resources Corporation (Atlatsa) to complete a National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report, in support of obligations in terms of Canadian Securities Regulatory Authorities.
Atlatsa Resources is a platinum group metals mining, exploration and development company, controlling the third largest Platinum Group Minerals resource base in South Africa. Atlatsa controls and operates the Bokoni Platinum Mines, located on the Eastern Limb of the Bushveld Complex.
Bokoni Mine is located on the northern extremity of the Eastern Limb of the Bushveld Complex. The platiniferous horizons mined at Bokoni Mine are the Merensky and the UG2 reefs, located in lithologies of the Critical Zone of the Rustenburg Layered Suite. In the Eastern Limb, the Critical Zone is developed over about 150 km of strike length in three areas separated by regional faulted systems. The Merensky Reef and UG2 outcrop over about 130 km, but also occur in down-faulted blocks and erosional outliers. In the Eastern Limb, the Merensky Reef comprises a facies somewhat different when compared to the equivalent reef that is developed within the Western Limb. In common, however, is the fact that in both the Eastern and Western Limbs, the mineralisation is hosted within the pyroxenite and between relatively narrow (2 mm to 5 mm) chromitite layers. The chromitite forms useful mining contacts that visually define the position of the orebody.