Value Chain

Tharisa is unique in that it operates across the value chain – from mine to market. The full value chain is captured through the co-extraction of PGM and chrome concentrates and in-house marketing, sales and logistics. This vertically-integrated approach allows Tharisa to capitalise on economies of scale.

The benefits of an in-house chrome marketing, sales and logistics platform gives Tharisa direct access to local and international chrome customers. This direct access to the market enables direct price discovery and maximises value. This integrated platform also provides a basis to service third party customers in the future.

THARISA MINERALS

RESOURCE

  • 867.5 Mt resources at 1.53g/t 5PGE + Au and 20.7% Cr2 O3

MINING

  • 17-year open pit LOM
  • 40-year underground extension
  • Mined 5.0 Mt of ROM reef in FY2017

PROCESSING

  • 4.8 Mt nameplate design capacity
  • Production of 143.6 koz of PGMs in FY2017
  • 1.3 Mt of chrome concentrates produced in FY2017
 

LARGE SCALE

  • One of the world's largest single chrome resources

MECHANISED

  • Mechanised open pit mining with a skilled and small labour force

DERISKED

  • In production
  • Major capex complete
  • FY 2018 production of 150.0 koz PGMs and 1.4 Mt of chrome concentrate

ARXO METALS

BENEFICATION
  • Production of specialty grade chrome concentrates
R&D
  • New technology
  • Piloting PGM rich alloy technology with 1 MW DC smelter
THIRD PARTY
  • Improving quality of K3 UG2 chrome plant production

ARXO RESOURCES/DINAMI

MARKETING AND SALES
  • Significant trader of chrome concentrates
  • Global reach for speciality chrome concentrates
  • Third party trading

ARXO LOGISTICS

LOGISTICS
  • Road transport of PGMs
  • Road/rail transport, warehouse and port facilities for bulk chrome concentrates

MID-TIER OPEN PIT PGM AND CHROME CONCENTRATE CO-PRODUCER WITH AN INTEGRATED MARKETING, SALES AND LOGISTICS PLATFORM

CUSTOMERS
  • PGM off-take agreement – Impala Platinum and cooperation agreement with Lonmin
  • Specialty off-take/joint marketing agreement – Rand York Minerals
  • Metallurgical agency agreement – Noble Group
  • Strategic agreement – Tisco
  • Relationships with stainless steel and ferrochrome producers and global commodity traders
THARISA MINERALS
RESOURCE
• 867.5 Mt resources at 1.53g/t 5PGE + Au and 20.7% Cr2 O3
LARGE SCALE
• One of the world's largest single chrome resources
MINING
• 17-year open pit LOM
• 40-year underground extension
• Mined 5.0 Mt of ROM reef in FY2017
MECHANISED
• Mechanised open pit mining with a skilled and small labour force
PROCESSING
• 4.8 Mt nameplate design capacity
• Production of 143.6 koz of PGMs in FY2017
• 1.3 Mt of chrome concentrates produced in FY2017
DERISKED
• In production
• Major capex complete
• FY 2018 production of 150.0 koz PGMs and 1.4 Mt of chrome concentrate
ARXO METALS
BENEFICATION
• Production of specialty grade chrome concentrates
R&D
• New technology
• Piloting PGM rich alloy technology with 1 MW DC smelter
THIRD PARTY
• Improving quality of K3 UG2 chrome plant production
ARXO RESOURCES/DINAMI
MARKETING AND SALES
• Significant trader of chrome concentrates
• Global reach for speciality chrome concentrates
• Third party trading
ARXO LOGISTICS
LOGISTICS
•Road transport of PGMs
• Road/rail transport, warehouse and port facilities for bulk chrome concentrat
MID-TIER OPEN PIT PGM AND CHROME CONCENTRATE CO-PRODUCER WITH AN INTEGRATED MARKETING, SALES AND LOGISTICS PLATFORM
CUSTOMERS
• PGM off-take agreement – Impala Platinum and cooperation agreement with Lonmin
• Specialty off-take/joint marketing agreement – Rand York Minerals
• Metallurgical agency agreement – Noble Group
• Strategic agreement – Tisco
• Relationships with stainless steel and ferrochrome producers and global commodity traders