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ARM Ferrous

Manganese Division

The manganese operations, Gloria and Nchwaning, collectively Black Rock Mine, are situated in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, approximately 80km northwest of the town of Kuruman. Manganese ore is supplied locally to the Assmang-owned smelters, Machadodorp Ferromanganese and Ferrochrome Works, and Cato Ridge Ferromanganese Works, but is mainly exported through Port Elizabeth as well as Durban and Richards Bay. This division holds a 50% interest in Cato Ridge Alloys, Mizushima Ferroalloys Company and Sumitomo Corporation.

Management Jointly managed by ARM and Assore, through Assmang. ARM provides administration and technical services, while Assore performs the sales and marketing function as well as technical consulting services.
Nchwaning  
Million tonnes Mn% Fe% Million tonnes Mn% Fe%
Resources Measured and Indicated Seam 1 129.89 43.3 8.5 Seam 1 149.25 37.4 5.0
Seam 2 179.78 42.3 16.0 Seam 2 32.04 28.3 9.4
  Seam 1 97.00 43.3 8.5 Seam 1 122.20 36.1 5.1
Reserves Proved and Probable Seam 2 124.00 41.5 16.1 Seam 2 - - -
   
   
Black Rock
Million tonnes Mn% Fe%
Resources
Measured and
Indicated
Seam 1 129.89 43.3 8.5
Seam 2 179.78 42.3 16.0
  Seam 1 97.00 43.3 8.5
Reserves
Proved and
Probable
Seam 2 124.00 41.5 16.1
Total labour 4 173 employees, including 2 022 contractors

Operational statistics

    F2013 F2014 F2015 F2016 % change
Attributable headline earnings R million 470 529 289 198 (31)
Operating profit % 21 18 10 9  
Manganese ore
Manganese ore produced 000t 3 199 3 358 3 087 2 934 (5)
Manganese ore sold* 000t 2 856 2 708 2 736 3 090 13
Sales revenues* R million 4 950 5 556 4 909 4 841 (1)
Total costs R million 3 545 3 962 3 843 4 140 8
Operating profit R million 1 405 1 594 1 066 701 (34)
Capital expenditure R million 777 1 269 1 889 1 939 (3)
Manganese alloys: Cato Ridge
Manganese alloys produced 000t 332 342 319 204 (36)
Manganese alloys sold 000t 260 279 223 175 (22)
Sales revenue R million 2 486 2 730 2 219 1 810 (18)
Total costs R million 2 337 2 849 2 588 1 930 (25)
Operating profit R million 149 (119) (369) (120) 68
Capital expenditure R million 446 73 95 (11) (112)

*Excluding intra-group sales.

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