Developing and optimising the Group's beneficiation capabilities.
Arxo Metals owns and operates the Challenger Plant, which produces high value speciality (chemical and foundry) grade chrome concentrates. These higher-grade chrome products have more stringent specifications, greater market value and higher margins than metallurgical grade concentrate. This has not only created additional value, but has increased the range of chrome products offered by the Group. The Challenger Plant is integrated into the Genesis Plant.
The specialty grade chrome concentrates are sold to Rand York Minerals in terms of an off-take agreement.
Arxo Metals is also the beneficiation, research and development arm of the Group.
It conducts extensive research into technologies and downstream beneficiation opportunities that have the potential to improve yields and recoveries at the Tharisa Mine.
The creation of increased value PGM and chrome products through the expansion and optimisation of the Group’s processing operations is its core focus.
Different energy efficient technologies are also being tested with the objective of producing cost-effective PGM and chrome alloys.
Arxo Metals continues to evaluate low-capital, low-energy, value adding beneficiation projects through in-house research and in association with international companies.