Impala Canada, previously known as North American Palladium, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Implats following its acquisition in late 2019. The Lac des Iles Mine (LDI), Impala Canada’s single operating asset, is located in the Canadian province of Ontario, north of the city of Thunder Bay. The operation comprises underground and surface mining operations and a concentrator. The LDI underground operations employ long-hole open stope and sub‐level shrinkage mining methods.
Zimplats is 87% owned by Implats and it is situated on the Zimbabwean Great Dyke, south-west of Harare. Zimplats operates four underground mines and a concentrator at Ngezi. The Selous Metallurgical Complex (SMC), 77km north of the underground operations, comprises a concentrator and a smelter. Zimplats employs mechanised room and pillar mining to extract ore from stopes.
Mimosa is a 50/50 joint venture between Implats and Sibanye-Stillwater. It is located on the Wedza Geological Complex on the Zimbabwean Great Dyke, 150km east of Bulawayo. The operation comprises a shallow underground mine, accessed by a decline shaft, and a concentrator. Mimosa holds contiguous mining rights over 6 591ha on the North Hill, the South Hill, Mtshingwe Block and Far South Hill orebody areas. Mimosa employs bord and pillar mining methods.
Impala, Implats’ 96%-owned primary subsidiary, has mining operations situated on the Western Limb of the world-renowned Bushveld Complex near Rustenburg in South Africa. The Impala Rustenburg operation comprises a nine-shaft mining complex and concentrating and smelting plants. The Merensky and UG2 reefs are mined concurrently, predominantly through conventional breast mining. Impala’s base and precious metals refineries are situated in Springs, east of Johannesburg.
Marula is 73% owned by Implats and is one of the first operations developed on the relatively under-exploited eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa. Situated in the Limpopo province, the operation is 50km north-west of Burgersfort. Marula holds two contiguous mining rights covering 5 494ha across the farms Winaarshoek and Clapham, and portions of the farms Driekop and Forest Hill. Hybrid and conventional mining methods are used.
Two Rivers is a joint venture between African Rainbow Minerals (54%) and Implats (46%). The operation is on the Dwarsrivier farm on the southern part of the eastern limb of the Bushveld Igneous Complex, 35km south-west of Burgersfort in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The operation comprises two on-reef decline shafts and a concentrator plant and has a life-of-mine offtake agreement with Impala Refining Services (IRS). Underground mining operations are fully mechanised with the bord and pillar mining method employed.
Impala Refining Services (IRS), a division of Impala, is a dedicated vehicle housing the toll-refining and metal concentrate purchases built up by Implats. Situated in Springs, some 35km east of Johannesburg in South Africa, IRS provides smelting and refining services through offtake agreements with Group companies (except Impala) and third parties.