The Kalagadi Manganese Mine is situated West of Hotazel, off the R31 Road, Northern Cape. The mine is constituted out of three contiguous farms namely, Umtu 281, Olive Pan 282 and Gama 283, making a total area of 6300ha. It is a mechanised trackless board and pillar mine.
A manganese mine located near Hotazel in North Cape province. Started in May 1973. Hydrothermal alteration of the primary Mn ore produced a wealth of well crystallised minerals. Wessels mine is an underground operation situated 300 metres below the surface.
The Hotazel outlier is situated in a graben to the east of Black Rock and contains a very high grade ore . Hausmannite with lesser amounts of other minerals and a very low carbonate component are the main constituents of the Hotazel supergrade ores. Select Mineral List Type
The two mines are part of the Hotazel Manganese Mines consortium, which we hold a 44.4 percent interest in, and the remaining is held by Anglo America Plc and Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment entities. The Wessels mine has vertical and incline shafts and uses the mechanized bord and pillar mining method.