In September 1924, Hans Merensky (1871-1952) and Andries Lom-baard discovered an extensive platiniferous
orebody (now known as the Merensky Reef (3)) on the Maandagshoek farm near Steelpoort in the Transvaal Province.
Precise age of the platiniferous
Merensky Reef, Bushveld Complex, South Africa, by the U-Pb zircon chemical abrasion ID-TIMS technique.
The other great platiniferous
deposit, the Merensky Reef in the South African Bushveld Complex, has lower grades and is thinner but much longer.
Ores BH-1 Tungsten ore CD-1 Antimony ore CH-3 Gold-bearing sulfide ore CT-1 Tungsten ore HV-1 Copper-molybdenum ore KC-1a Zinc-lead-tin-silver ore MA-1b Gold ore MA-2b Gold ore MA-3 Gold ore MP-1a Zinc-tin-copper-lead ore MP-2 Tungsten-molybdenum ore MW-1 Iron ore OKA-1 Niobium ore OKA-2 Rare-earth - thorium ore PR-1 Molybdenum ore PTA-1 Platiniferous
black sand SCH-1 Iron ore SU-1a Nickel-copper-cobalt ore TAN-1 Tantalum ore TLG-1 Tungsten ore
These processes became necessary when the Company was considering starting up production of the platiniferous
chromite deposit on its Menarik-James Bay property.
Hans Merensky who gave his name to the platiniferous
Merensky Reef in the western limb of the Bushveld Complex.
Similar sulfide layers are a feature of the upper parts of platiniferous
layered complexes, such as the Upper and Middle Banded Zones of the Stillwater and Upper Zone of the Bushveld complex.
the "Company") is now conducting a hard rock exploration program within a platiniferous
anomalous area of the Tulameen Ultramafic complex.