Salene Chrome

Tharisa was granted a call option to acquire a 90% shareholding in Salene Chrome, exercisable on completion of the exploration programme. Salene Chrome was awarded three Special Grants covering an area of approximately 9 500 ha on the eastern side of the Great Dyke in Zimbabwe. The Special Grants entitle Salene Chrome to mine the minerals thereon, including illuvial chrome, being at surface chrome fines generated from seams as a result of weathering.

In the year under review, Salene Chrome completed 78 boreholes or 3 000 m of drilling, the ultimate aim being the mining of surface chrome and gravity separation with lumpy product being sold to local offtakers.