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About the Bushveld Complex

The Bushveld Complex represents a huge, unique intrusion of magma covering an area of 12,000 square kilometres which took place some 2 billion years ago in the area north of the present day city of Pretoria.

The magma did not reach the surface as lava flows but instead was emplaced at depth below the surface. As a consequence, cooling of the molten magma took place slowly allowing for the crystallisation and settling out of layers rich in a variety of minerals. These layers are now manifested by the well known “reefs” or “seams” of platinum group metals with copper and nickel, chromite and vanadium / titanium rich iron ores. The concentrating mechanism was so effective that the Bushveld Complex now contains either the world’s largest resource, and if not, world class resources, of the other minerals.

The granitic rocks of the complex also host significant resources of tin, fluorspar, uranium and rare earth elements.

The BC is host to deposits that rank among the world’s top 3 largest for Platinum Group Metals, Chrome, vanadium, titanium and iron ore, among others. Bushveld Minerals’ vision is to play a lead role in discovering new world-class deposits of the above-mentioned minerals with an initial emphasis on iron or and tin deposits in the Bushveld Complex.