Vancouver, British Columbia – Eastern Platinum has announced the Board of Directors of the Company approved and the Company executed updated Retreatment Project Agreements. The Company, its subsidiary Barplats Mines and Union Goal Offshore Solution signed the original agreements in 2018
Operations at the Crocodile River Mine include re-mining and processing its tailings resource, with an offtake of the chrome concentrate to Union Goal from the Barplats Zandfontein UG2 tailings facility (the Retreatment Project) and the processing and extraction of platinum group metals (PGM).
The Company and Barplats maintain the put option and Union Goal retains the call option for the re-purchase of the Retreatment Project equipment and loan in the event that both parties cannot agree on the pricing for the entire circuit once assessment is complete.
Diana Hu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eastplats commented, “The Retreatment Project and the magnetic separation technology utilized have transformed Eastplats, from a company with potential but no operations or cashflows, into a resource company generating revenue and mining operation income from chrome concentrate, PGM operations and revenue, and multiple project opportunities for 2021 and beyond.”
Eastplats owns directly and indirectly a number of PGM and chrome assets in the Republic of South Africa. All of the Company’s properties are situated on the western and eastern limbs of the Bushveld Complex, the geological environment that hosts approximately 80% of the world’s PGM-bearing ore.
Operations at the Crocodile River Mine included the Retreatment Project discussed above and the processing and extraction of PGMs.