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  • Kropz ices controversial Langebaan phosphate project ...

    Aug 15, 2017 · Kropz ices controversial Langebaan phosphate project. By. David McKay. -. Aug 15, 2017. Michelle Lawrence, technical director, Kropz. KROPZ, a

  • West Coast phosphate mine stopped - for now | GroundUp

    Sep 15, 2017 · A new phosphate mine on the West Coast is being challenged by environmental activists and state departments who say the mine has been unlawfully established and fear it could damage the surrounding sensitive environment. ... thus potentially endangering the Langebaan Lagoon.” ...

  • THE EFFICACY OF LANGFOS – LANGEBAAN ROCK PHOSPHATE –

    Oct 14, 2017 · Langebaan Rock Phosphate (Langfos) is a phosphate rock (PR) of organic sedimentary origin that was widely marketed in South Africa until 1994. The original product Langfos Premium had a total phosphorus (P) concentration of 12.6% and citric P concentration of 3%, was milled and screened so that 80% of the particles passed through a 0.149mm sieve.

  • West Coast phosphate mine interdicted to stop drawing ...

    Oct 12, 2017 · A dodgy phosphate operation mining bordering the West Coast National Park and near the environmentally sensitive Langebaan Lagoon has been slapped with an interdict to stop it dewatering the Elandsfontein aquifer. Mining by Kropz Elandsfontein cuts through a biodiverse and climate-change-resilient corridor which was earmarked for inclusion in the West Coast National Park. As partRead More

  • Kropz reaches agreement with Transnet over phosphate ...

    Nov 23, 2021 · The first exports of phosphate rock from Elandsfontein are due to be shipped during the first quarter of 2022. ... Kropz has faced years of legal challenges over development of the mine which is close to Langebaan Lagoon – part of the West Coast National Park – and has been bitterly opposed by the West Coast Environmental Protection ...

  • Kropz cleared to start production at Elandsfontein in SA ...

    Sep 20, 2021 · Although the phosphate market has been subdued, fertilizer is a lucrative business in Africa. Kropz’s Elandsfontein mine, close to Langebaan on the West Coast of South Africa, hosts quality phosphate rock suitable to produce phosphoric acid, DAP, MAP and SSP.

  • MARKETING FACT SHEET - Kropz

    phosphate mining Plant stockpile and feed conveyor MINE DEWATERING The phosphate deposit is situated below the natural water table and dewatering is required to provide practical and safe mining conditions. Elandsfontein employs the best technology to re-inject the water, to protect the water flow into the world-renowned Langebaan Lagoon.

  • THE EFFICACY OF LANGFOS – LANGEBAAN ROCK PHOSPHATE –

    Oct 14, 2017 · Langebaan Rock Phosphate (Langfos) is a phosphate rock (PR) of organic sedimentary origin that was widely marketed in South Africa until 1994. The original product Langfos Premium had a total phosphorus (P) concentration of 12.6%

  • West Coast phosphate mine interdicted to stop drawing ...

    Oct 12, 2017 · A dodgy phosphate operation mining bordering the West Coast National Park and near the environmentally sensitive Langebaan Lagoon has been slapped with an interdict to stop it dewatering the Elandsfontein aquifer. Mining by Kropz

  • Kropz cleared to start production at Elandsfontein in SA ...

    Sep 20, 2021 · Although the phosphate market has been subdued, fertilizer is a lucrative business in Africa. Kropz’s Elandsfontein mine, close to Langebaan on the West Coast of South Africa, hosts quality phosphate rock suitable to produce phosphoric acid, DAP, MAP and SSP.

  • Elandsfontein, Western Cape: Groundwater Predictive ...

    The proposed Elandsfontein phosphate open pit mine is located on the south-western coast of South Africa, 8km inland from the environmentally sensitive Langebaan Lagoon, and bordering the West Coast National Park. SRK was commissioned to develop the numerical groundwater model for the design of the dewatering scheme.

  • Home - Kropz

    Kropz offers an unparalleled, Africa-based investment opportunity in the development, mining and processing – to the highest environmental, social and governance standards – of rock phosphate from its two projects, Elandsfontein and Hinda, vital for the manufacture of fertiliser which is in turn vital to the production of food for the world’s growing population.

  • Kropz Phosphate Mine in West Coast National Park ...

    Aug 12, 2020 · Kropz bought the land for the Elandsfontein mine in August 2010 and has since invested over $140 million on exploration, bulk sampling, feasibility studies, and mine and infrastructure construction [9]. Kropz’s Elandsfontein mine project was meant to extract 1.5 to 3 million tons of phosphate yearly [5].

  • phosphate prospecting right application west coast

    Kropz Phosphate Mine in West Coast National Park. 2020-8-12 The West Coast National Park was established in 1985 to conserve a globally important centre of biodiversity, including the Langebaan Lagoon, which is a UN Ramsar site, or a wetland of international importance. The area is also home to several internationally important plant species.

  • Mining for water in Saldanha

    Sep 07, 2017 · The dewatering works from a controversial opencast phosphate mine will pay dividends for the Saldanha Bay Municipality’s water supply. The municipality plans to accept all water that Kropz Elandsfontein (Kropz) will be removing from a 5- to 10-million-year-old Elandsfontein aquifer, on which it has established its mining operations.. The municipality’s decision comes on the back of an ...

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    Liqhobong Diamond Mine – Lesotho – Containerised MCC’s: DRA: R28M: Gangama Rutile Project – Sierra Leone – MCC’s: DRA: R11.3M: Elandsfontein Exploration – Phosphate Mine Langebaan – Container MCC’s: Logiman: R12M: Amadabult Chrome Plant – Rustenburg – MCC’s, VSD’s, RIO panels: DE BEERS: R4.6M: Venetia mine ...

  • Phosphate mining threat to West Coast fossils | West Cape News

    May 24, 2010 · Phosphate mining threat to West Coast fossils. Post Published: 17 May 2010 Author: admin Found in section: Environment. Tags: phosphate, westcoast, westcoastfossilpark. Previous Topic: Historic documents handed to Robben Island amidst stormy weather. Next Topic: Disabled fear World Cup will leave them stranded.

  • Fossil Park, Langebaan past life, West Coast South Africa ...

    The Chemfos Mine first discovered fossils at Langebaanweg in the late 1950’s during the course of phosphate mining operations. Since then, under the aegis of the South African Museum, it has been established that this deposit contains the greatest diversity of 5 million year old fossils in the world.

  • SA’s Elandsfontein ready to deliver phosphate rock - WhyAfrica

    Nov 24, 2021 · SA’s Elandsfontein ready to deliver phosphate rock. Development at African phosphate developer Kropz’s Elandsfontein mine in the Western Cape province of South Africa is on track to be commissioned in December this year.. Elandsfontein, located about 100km north of Cape Town, faced an uphill battle since the property was acquired in 2010 and the development was made public several

  • About Vula Environmental Services

    The Chemfos phosphate mine at Langebaan was abandoned in the 1990s and required restoration. A fortunate legacy was the presence of numerous Miocene fossils (dating from 12 to 20m years ago), which in the 1970s had attracted the presence of scientists of

  • Defend the Elandsfontein aquifer from illegal strip mining ...

    A mining licence has been granted that will allow the mining company Elandsfontein Exploration and Mining to strip-mine the aquifer for phosphate. Strip-mining is known as an “environmental wrecker” and leaves a trail of ecological destruction in its wake – from acid water to uranium, cadmium and arsenic leaching into groundwater, as well ...

  • Urgent court action to stop mine using West Coast ...

    Oct 13, 2017 · The aquifer feeds fresh water to the environmentally sensitive Langebaan Lagoon, but this had not been quantified. Because the phosphate ore at the Elandsfontein mine is below the water table, pits dug to extract the ore fill up with

  • SANParks still concerned about mine | Netwerk24

    SANParks remains concerned about the possible impact of the proposed phosphate mine at Elandsfontein near Langebaan and Hopefield. Their main concern is the lack of a proper National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) environmental impact assessment (EIA), Willem Louw, manager: Park Planning and Development with SANParks, told a Park Forum meeting on Friday.

  • Phosphate products – Agrispex

    Langebaan Rock Phosphate (Langfos) is a phosphate rock (PR) of organic sedimentary origin that was widely marketed in South Africa until 1994. The original product Langfos Premium had a total phosphorus (P) concentration of 12.6% and citric P concentration of 3%, was milled and screened so that 80% of the particles passed through a 0.149mm sieve.

  • West Coast Fossil Park - SafariNow

    Phosphate mining operations at Langebaanweg uncovered one of the richest fossil sites in the world. Over the past 40 years bones of 200 different kinds of animals, many of them new to science have been recovered. ... West Coast Fossil Park is 17.6km from the centre of Langebaan , the nearest airport 124.7km (Cape Town International Airport).

  • Save the green heart of the West Coast and the Langebaan ...

    Mining Threat The phosphate deposit which lies under Elandsfontein and potentially extends southwards under the boundaries of the neighbouring West Coast National Park, contains a very high grade of low arsenic content phosphate that is suitable for use in the food industry. Phosphate of this grade is scarce and of very high commercial value.

  • History and Future of Phosphate Mining and Beneficiation ...

    Marius Porteus, "History and Future of Phosphate Mining and Beneficiation in South Africa" in "Beneficiation of Phosphates VIII", Dr. Patrick Zhang, Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute, USA Professor Jan Miller, University of Utah, USA Professor ... and Langebaan Lagoon Western Cape Mine ore is upgraded from circa 8% P 2 O 5 to ...

  • Study shows mine will have little impact on lagoon | Netwerk24

    According to a recent study, the Elandsfontein phosphate mining project will most likely not disturb the Langebaan lagoon’s water balance. The mining project falls within the West Coast National Park’s buffer zone near Hopefield, an area of critical biodiversity, and is situated on top of the Elandsfontein Aquifer. Two groundwater bodies, the Elandsfontein and Langebaan Road aquifers ...

  • West Coast mine water dispute goes to court

    Oct 16, 2017 · The Kropz mine is on land adjacent to the West Coast National Park, a site of high biodiversity which includes the Langebaan Lagoon. It has been declared a UN Ramsar site of international importance.

  • Langebaan Lagoon | AttractionsAttractions - Langebaan Lagoon

    We know this because phosphate mining operations at Langebaan during the late 1950s exposed one of the richest fossil sites the world has ever seen, and since then the bones of some 200 different kinds of animals, some of them hitherto unknown to the world of science, have been recovered.

  • phosphate prospecting right application west coast

    Kropz Phosphate Mine in West Coast National Park. 2020-8-12 The West Coast National Park was established in 1985 to conserve a globally important centre of biodiversity, including the Langebaan Lagoon, which is a UN Ramsar site, or a wetland of international importance. The area is also home to several internationally important plant species.

  • Defend the Elandsfontein aquifer from illegal strip mining ...

    A mining licence has been granted that will allow the mining company Elandsfontein Exploration and Mining to strip-mine the aquifer for phosphate. Strip-mining is known as an “environmental wrecker” and leaves a trail of ecological destruction in its wake – from acid water to uranium, cadmium and arsenic leaching into groundwater, as well ...

  • The State of Saldanha and Langebaan Lagoon 2016

    phosphate mine and Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA) projects under the auspices of Operation Phakisa to fast track development the marine transport and manufacturing industry (a Vessel Repair Facility, Mossgas Jetty and a Floating Dry Dock). The Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (SBIDZ) was declared on 13 October 2013 and

  • Langebaannuuss1 20140710 by Weslander Community

    Jul 15, 2014 · 2. Langebaan Nuus 10 Julie, 2014. SANParks concerned about mine SANParks are also concerned about the proposed phosphate mine at Elandsfontein

  • HOW DO YOU SAVE A LAGOON? TUG OF WAR CONTINUES . . .

    May 24, 2017 · The quest to save the unique Langebaan Lagoon from an avalanche of risky industrial developments such as a controversial phosphate mine and a huge aqua-farming development has become a tenacious and interesting tug-of-war between industrialization and nature conservation . . .