African chrome is produced from the Bushveld Complex in South Africa, which has 80% of global reserves and produces approximately 50% of global chromite. Nearly all of Zimbabwe’s chrome production is sourced from the Great Dyke and consumed for local ferrochrome plants. Madagascar also has a small chromite mining industry. Chromite is generally produced as a by-product of PGM mining and is normally stockpiled before selling to the ferrochrome industry.
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Samancor is one of the world’s largest ferrochrome producers and produces chromite from its two main operational centers in the Bushveld complex. The mines, at current production rates have a life of mine of approximately 200 years. Other major producers include XStrata and SaChrome.
In Zimbabwe, Zimasco operates several high grade operations along the Great Dyke that also hosts significant PGM resources.
KRAOMA, the Madagascar state owned chrome company produces approximately 100 000 t Chrome each year.
African Consolidated Resources Plc, ASA Metals (Pty) Ltd, Chrometco Limited, International Ferro Metals South Africa (Pty) Limited, KDB Trading, Samancor Limited, Zimbabwe Mining & Smelting Co. (Pvt) Ltd, Assmang Limited, Chrome International South Africa (Pty), Hernic Ferrochrome (Pty) Ltd, Kermas South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Merafe Resources Ltd, RK1 Consortium, Royal Bafokeng Resources Holdings (Pty) Ltd, Samancor Chrome, Societe Kraomita Malagasy, Xstrata Alloys South Africa, Xstrata South Africa, Xstrata-Merafe Chrome Venture
Abascis, Abore, Abu Dabbab, Adola, Afema, Afrika Mashariki Gold Mine, Afrikaner Lease, Agbaou, Agnes, Ahafo, Akka, Akoumape, Akouta, Akrokeri, Akwatia, Alamoutala, Alberta, Alpha Anthracite, Amandelbult, Ambatovy Mine