Our Commodity Focus

 Our Commodity Focus

VBKOM’s team of experts have been creating amazing solutions for each of our clients, which expand over various commodities.

Ferrous Metals

Ferrous metals are generally mined as bulk commodities, which necessitates specialist skills for mine planning, unit cost optimisation and strategic throughout management.

VBKOM focuses on the raw commodities related to the steel and alloys industries such as iron ore, manganese, chrome and vanadium.

Iron Ore

Iron OreIron Ore Facts

South Africa is the world's sixth-largest iron ore producer, and the third-largest iron ore exporter (2019 statistics).

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Iron OreVBKOM's Iron Ore Facts

We offer a wide variety of services to the iron ore mining industry, from feasibility studies to closure plans.

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Iron OreWhy VBKOM?

We are not your typical engineering consultancy. We rather see ourselves as our clients' strategic partners.

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The global Manganese market is projected to register a Compound Annual Growth Rate of more than 4% during the 2022-2027 forecast period.

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ManganeseVBKOM's Manganese Facts

VBKOM offers a wide variety of services to the Manganese mining industry from turn-around projects to feasibility type studies.

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ManganeseWhy VBKOM?

VBKOM is not your typical engineering consultancy. We rather join hands as our clients' strategic partners.

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Base Metals

Base metals are widely used in commercial and industrial applications and are more abundant in nature than precious metals like gold, silver and platinum. It is for this reason that base metals trade at lower prices.

Base metals are widely found in Africa, and include aluminium, copper, cobalt, lead, nickel, tin, zinc, mineral sands, and industrial aggregates.


BauxiteLittle known facts

Bauxite is not a mineral, but a rock that is composed of aluminium-bearing minerals, and is the principal ore of aluminium.

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CopperFacts about Copper

Copper has a multitude of uses across the globe, and is such an immense industry that it is often used as the basis for determining global trade.

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CopperVBKOM's Copper Facts

VBKOM offers a wide variety of services to the Copper mining industry from Mineral Resources to production ramp-up.

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CopperGlobal Copper Deposits

Earth holds an estimated total of 6.3 billion tonnes of discovered and undiscovered Copper. We've been delivering a variety of services to our copper mining clients for more than a decade.

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Mineral Sands

Mineral SandsHeavy Mineral Sands

Mineral sands and heavy mineral sands form the base of many everyday items used in modern life.

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Mineral SandsMining Mineral Sands

We understand the Heavy Mineral Sands and Mineral Sands Mining Value Chain, and deliver customised solutions to our clients.

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Mineral SandsMineral Sands Production

Heavy Mineral Sands such as Ilmenite and Rutile are used to produce Titanium, amongst other uses.

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Precious Metals

Precious metals have a high economic value and their natural occurrence in nature is rare. The VBKOM team is able to provide an experienced, one-stop service within the platinum group metals, gold, and diamonds.


DiamondsDiamond Facts

Southern Africa is a leading diamond producer, delivering some of the largest and rarest diamonds in the world.

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DiamondsDiamond Cost Factors

Although all diamonds are precious, not all are equal. There are various factors at play when determining its value.

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DiamondsVBKOM's Diamond Facts

VBKOM offers a wide variety of services to the diamond mining industry, from pre-feasibility studies to operational support.

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Platinum Group Metals

Platinum Group MetalsPlatinum Group Metals

The Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) are made up of six metals. Approximately 80% of the economically viable platinum-bearing reserves are located in southern Africa.

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Platinum Group MetalsPGMs 4E Basket Price

The precious metals Basket Price in several Southern African mines is referred to as the 4E price, which is comprised of platinum, palladium, rhodium, and gold.

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Platinum Group MetalsPGMs and the Hydrogen Economy

The Hydrogen Economy refers to the decarbonisation of economic sectors by the use of zero-emission production.

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Platinum Group MetalsKey PGM Industries

PGMs versatility lends itself to various industrial-, technology- and commercial applications.

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Platinum Group MetalsPGMs Focus - Rh, Pd, Pt

Rhodium, palladium, and platinum all form part of the Platinum-Group Metals and share similar properties. These metals are typically mined as a collective.

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Platinum Group MetalsVBKOM's PGM Facts

We understand the Platinum Group Metals Mining Value Chain and deliver customised solutions to our clients.

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Platinum Group MetalsWhy VBKOM?

We've been delivering a variety of services to our PGM mining clients for more than a decade. Unearth the opportunities by partnering with VBKOM.

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Energy is the life source of human existence. It enables the production of food, fuel transportation, and power communication channels across the world. Energy is the key enabler to progress and development. Without it, infrastructure development and GDP growth will be constrained.

Africa is electricity-starved, but it is blessed with an abundance of natural energy resources, such as coal and uranium.


CoalCoal Facts

Despite the global transition to Green Energy, the coal sector remains a significant part of South Africa's future with promising investments for the next generation.

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CoalVBKOM's Coal Facts

We understand the entire coal Mining Value Chain, and we have been delivering customised solutions to our clients in the coal industry for more than thirteen years.

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