Khumani Project
Country South Africa 
Province Northern cape
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Risk and valuation analysis of the Khumani Project
Status Risk : Production
Country Risk : Important
Title(s) of the Khumani Project
African Rainbow Minerals Ltd
Joint venture: 50%
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Assore Limited
Joint venture: 50%
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Location of the Khumani Project
situated 7km west of Postmasburg and the new Khumani open pits will be adjacent to, and south-east of, the Sishen mine,
History of the Khumani Project
Mining of iron ore (mainly specularite) was undertaken as early as 40 000 BC on the farm Doornfontein which is due north of Beeshoek. The potential of iron ore in this region was discovered in 1909, but, due to lack of demand and limited infrastruct more...
Geology of the Khumani Project
The iron ore deposits are contained within a sequence of early Proterozoic sediments of the Transvaal Supergroup deposited between 2 500 and 2 200 million years ago. In general two ore types are present, namely laminated hematite ore forming part of the Manganore Iron Formation and conglomerate ore belonging to the Doornfontein Conglomerate Member at the base of the Gamagara Formation.
Data last updated on : 12/31/2008
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