Gold's properties make it one of the most sought-after metals in the world. Not only can it be beautifully shaped and sculpted, the yellow metal also does not tarnish.
These qualities make it the metal of choice for a wide variety of industries.
Gold is found in southern, western eastern and northern Africa.
Challenges facing the African gold mining industry include technical considerations. The South African gold industry is mainly characterised by deep-level hard-rock mining.
The technical constraints and the difficulties of labour-intensive mining are one of the greatest challenges in the gold mining industry.
Furthermore, Africa has the added challenge of mining policy considerations. VBKOM offers new innovative stope optimisation designs and strategic mine planning to its clients in the gold mining industry.
Platinum is used in catalytic converters, laboratory equipment, electrical contacts and electrodes, platinum-resistant thermometers, dentistry equipment, and jewelry. Platinum is found in central and South Africa.
Some of the challenges faced by the platinum mining industry include platinum supply and demand imbalance and the substitution of platinum by palladium.
VBKOM uses its enterprise optimisation skills to assist its clients to get the best value from their platinum projects and operations.
Silver is produced in South Africa as a by-product of lead-zinc, gold, copper and platinum group mines.
Resources occur in Mozambique, Morocco, Zimbabwe and the DRC. Silver has long been valued as a precious metal and is classified as an environmental hazard because it is toxic, bio-accumulative and persistent under at least the same circumstances.
It has numerous applications beyond currency. VBKOM can empower silver operations with good decision making services with regards to efficient resource manage.
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