About Us

About us

“Life is about making an impact on people, being a catalyst for change, and being committed to showing up for things that matter. We create possibilities for young innovators to build sustainable futures and meaning. We choose quality over quantity and most all, we continuously strive for excellence through a focused approach of innovation.”

Clover Alloys is a privately owned company that creates value for all it’s stakeholders through mining and processing. The company continues to assess the market for value accretive assets for which they have the ability to bring them to the book. 

The company began in a small processing facility in the Benoni area, not far from Oliver Tambo International Airport. This humble plant was set up to process foundry waste from various foundries in and around Johannesburg. Recovery prevents waste dumping and provides an environmentally friendly solution for the beneficiation of foundry waste. In 2015, the company expanded its operations by constructing a larger processing plant in the heart of the western limb of the Bushveld Complex close to Rustenburg.

In 2021 the company acquired 74% of Rustenburg Chrome Mining (Pty) Ltd (previously known as Lanxess Chrome Mining (Pty) Ltd), situated close to Rustenburg in the North West Province of South Africa. This acquisition has allowed Clover Alloys to move into the midcap chrome and PGM producer market. The mine has significant potential to grow production and has a Life of Mine in excess of 20 years.

Life is about making an impact on people, being a catalyst for change, and being committed to showing up for things that matter. We create possibilities for young innovators to build sustainable futures and meaning. We choose quality over quantity. And most of all, we compete with experience, integrity and transparency.

The chromite sand concentrates are subsequently sold in the South African market and also exported to various international markets, including, China, USA, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Brazil.

In 2021 the company acquired 74% of Rustenburg Chrome Mining (Pty) Ltd (previously known as Lanxess Chrome Mining (Pty) Ltd), situated close to Rustenburg in the North West Province of South Africa. This acquisition has allowed Clover Alloys to move into the midcap chrome and PGM producer market. The mine has significant potential to grow production and has a Life of Mine in excess of 20 years.

The chromite sand concentrates are subsequently sold in the South African market and also exported to various international markets, including, China, USA, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Brazil.

The company began in a small processing facility in the Benoni area, not far from Oliver Tambo International Airport. This humble plant was set up to process foundry waste from various foundries in and around Johannesburg. Recovery prevents waste dumping and provides an environmentally friendly solution for the beneficiation of foundry waste. In 2015, the company expanded its operations by constructing a larger processing plant in the heart of the western Bushveld Complex close to Rustenburg.

The chromite sand concentrates are subsequently sold in the South African market and also exported to various international markets, including, China, USA, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Brazil.

Rustenburg Chrome Mine

Overview

The Rustenburg Chrome Mine is a high quality independent chromite mining and beneficiation asset located on the Western Limb of the Bushveld Igneous Complex with best-in-class safety standards. Mining rights include large volumes of LG6/ LG6A chromite mining seams as well as additional underground and open cast MG chrome bearing resources. The asset has an attractive resource base (in excess of 120 million tons) and a superior product mix.

The product portfolio comprises of metallurgical and chemical grade concentrates, lumpy ore and foundry sands, as well as PGM’s from near-term tailings exploitation.

Open Pit Mining

The orebody dips at approximately nine degrees with accessibility to a variety of chromite seams (LG5, LG6, LG6A, LG7, MG1, MG2 and MG3). The open pit mine opened in January 2022 and has a Life of Mine in excess of 6 years with a favourable stripping ratio, leading to low cost chromite tons for beneficiation.

Underground Mining

The mine has a semi mechanised mining methodology. Access to the underground workings is through two shafts which are interlinked underground.  Underground mining is done in a mechanised manner with a board and pillar mine design.  The mine has in excess of 10 years mining remaining on the LG6 and 6a reef horizons. The mine also has a MG reef horizon which has never been mined, with over 60 million tons in the resource category.

Processing facilities

The 1 200 000 tpa closed circuit crushing and screening facility provides sized material to the Heavy Media Separation plant for the production of chromite lumpy and feed for the gravity plant. The gravity plant has a treatment capacity of 720 000 tons per year and production is augmented through a tailings retreatment plant with a nameplate capacity of 360 000 tons per year.  

The plant produces a variety of products including foundry, chemical and metallurgical grade chromite to market specification.  

Clover Alloys Processing Plants

Rietfontein Processing Plant

The Rietfontein operation is situated in the western limb of the Bushveld Complex near the town of Rustenburg. The facility boasts an impressive three-stage crushing plant that allows for treatment of any form of Run of Mine (ROM) or tailings feedstock. The washing facility focuses on the production of specialist high grade products such as foundry and chemical grade concentrates and has a production capacity of 240 000 tons ROM or 360 000 tailings per year.

Benoni Processing Plant

The Benoni plant operates in the same fashion as the Rustenburg operation but on a smaller scale. Feedstock is however also sourced from local foundries within the larger Johannesburg area. The plant mainly produces metallurgical grade concentrates ranging from 42% to 46%.

Values

Integrity (We do what we say)

Accountability (Accepting responsibility)

Focussed (Goal driven)

Innovative (Solution driven)

Excellence (Through our people)