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Site Visit to Elandsfontein

We are excited to be able to offer conference participants the chance to see Kropz’s flagship operation; the Elandsfontein phosphate project.  

Kropz is an emerging plant nutrient producer with an advanced stage phosphate mining project in South Africa and exploration assets in West Africa. The vision of the Group is to become a leading independent phosphate rock producer and to develop into an integrated, mine-to-market plant nutrient company focusing on sub-Saharan Africa. The Elandsfontein project is a near-term producing asset in South Africa’s Western Cape Province, located approximately 100km NNW of Cape Town, and 18km east of the Atlantic Coast.  

The Elandsfontein project is recognised as containing the second largest phosphate deposit in South Africa, behind Foskor’s operation in Phalaborwa. The Elandsfontein phosphate rock is of consistent quality and is low in cadmium and other heavy metals. The sedimentary deposit is a free-digging operation and does not involve drilling and blasting activities. Elandsfontein has been developed with the capacity to produce up to 1.2 Mtpa of rock concentrate from a shallow Mineral Resource which will be sold on both local and international markets.  

To date, Kropz has spent approximately USD 120 million on project Capital Expenditure (Capex) to construct the processing plant and infrastructure, initial mining and capitalised working costs. In July 2017, on a the back of a number or technical, permitting and economic challenges, the decision was made to delay the commissioning of the mine. The mine is currently on care and maintenance, looking to restart in H2 2019.  

The mine visit would include:

 06:30     Departure from Century City Hotel
 08:30     Arrival at the Elandsfontein project
 09:00     A presentation on the Elandsfontein project, highlighting the commitment to sustainability that was adopted from the conceptual design phase to allow the mining of the deposit in an environmentally responsible manner.
 10:00     A walk around the processing plant (not operational)
 10:30     If numbers/logistics allow, a drive into the mining pit (not operational)
 11:00     Light lunch
 11:30     Depart Elandsfontein project
 14:00     Arrive at Century City Hotel  

All timings are estimates.

Only 16 places are available for the site visit and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. To register your interest email conferences@crugroup.com

Please note that any attendance at the site visit is subject to final approval by the host organisation.