Eastern Bushveld Sector: Merensky Reef

Producer in South Africa with commodities PGE, Nickel, Gold, Cobalt, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 60000590
MRDS ID ISM0210
Record type District
Current site name Eastern Bushveld Sector: Merensky Reef
Alternate or previous names Atok Mine, Bushveld Complex, Rustenburg Layered Suite
Related records 10231566

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: 29.87641, -24.28837 (WGS84)
Relative position ATOK MINE
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Geographic areas

Country
South Africa

Commodities

Commodity Importance
PGE Primary
Nickel Primary
Gold Primary
Cobalt Primary
Copper Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) 29.87641, -24.28837

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description PLUTONIC

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Discovery year 1924
Year of first production >1924

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner JOHANNESBURG CONSOLIDATED INVESTMENT CO. LTD.
    Home office JOHANNESBURG, R.S.A
    Year 1982
  • Type Operator
    Owner RUSTENBURG PLATINUM MINES
    Home office JOHANNESBURG, R.S.A
    Year 1982

Reference information

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF SOUTH AFRICA ESTIMATE, 1982, UNPUB.

  • Deposit

    SCHWELLNUS, J.S.I., HIEMSTRA, S.A., AND GASPARRINI, ELVIRA, 1976, THE MERENSKY REEF AT ATOK PLATINUM MINE AND ITS -ENVIRONS: ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, V. 71, NO. 1, P. 249-260.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-OCT-1982 HAMMERBECK, ERIK C.I Geological Survey of South Africa