Platinum, and platinum group metals, are produced in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Of the multitudes of companies involved in producing platinum group metals. Five of the 12 platinum group metal producing mines in South Africa are Increased world demand for platinum has seen the price of the metal soar over the. About 97% of the world's total platinum comes from one of five countries: the United States, Canada, Zimbabwe, Russia and South Africa. Platinum is found deep.
Despite the long work stoppage in South Africa, the high concentration of platinum group metals (PGMs) found in the country ensured it. The Merensky Reef is found between the Critical and the Main Zone, and is rich in platinum group elements (PGEs): platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium. Marikana is located near Rustenburg, about km from Johannesburg in South Africa. It is a producer of platinum group minerals (PGMs) and covers an area of.
platinum group element deposits in the Bushveld Complex in South Africa to South African Mineral Asset Valuation (SAMVAL) codes (2, 3) can be found at. Resources in South Africa. Complex (BIC) were discovered by Hans Merensky and Andries Lombaard in Platinum and palladium production from the BIC represents approximately 75% Estimated platinum & palladium resources. Platinum is found alongside other PGMs. In South Africa's Bushveld complex – and a limited number of other mineral bodies – PGM occurs in adequate. group metals in South Africa, with most emphasIs on platinum and pal~adlum. platinum has occasionally been found in artifacts from.