The Ore Reserve and Mineral Resource estimates were compiled in accordance with The SAMREC Code, 2007. THE MINERAL RESOURCES ARE REPORTED AS ADDITIONAL TO ORE RESERVES.
The figures reported represent 100% of the Ore Reserves and Mineral Resources, the percentage attributable to Anglo American plc is stated separately. Rounding of figures may cause computational discrepancies.
|Iron Ore |
|Sishen Mine (OP)(1)||36.5||21||Mt||Mt||%Fe||%Fe||Mt||Mt|
|Thabazimbi Mine (OP)(2)||46.4||6||%Fe||%Fe|
|Kolomela Mine (OP)(3)||46.4||28||%Fe||%Fe|
|Iron Ore |
|Sishen Mine (OP)(4)||36.5||Mt||Mt||%Fe||%Fe|
|Measured and Indicated||1,286.1||1,474.1||56.8||56.1|
|Inferred (in LOM)||3.7||4.1||58.2||61.8|
|Inferred (ex. LOM)||148.7||150.2||59.4||59.2|
|Thabazimbi Mine (OP)(5)||46.4||%Fe||%Fe|
|Measured and Indicated||11.9||23.6||62.9||62.5|
|Inferred (in LOM)||1.3||0.3||61.9||61.8|
|Inferred (ex. LOM)||2.3||2.6||63.4||63.4|
|Kolomela Mine (OP)(3)(6)||46.4||%Fe||%Fe|
|Measured and Indicated||70.3||70.3||64.9||64.9|
|Inferred (in LOM)||35.4||35.4||65.6||65.6|
|Inferred (ex. LOM)||47.4||47.4||62.5||62.5|
Mining method: OP = Open Pit. LOM = Life of Mine in years based on scheduled Ore Reserves.
The tonnage is quoted as dry metric tonnes and abbreviated as Mt for million tonnes.
The Mineral Resources are constrained by a resource pit shell, which defines the spatial limits of eventual economic extraction.
Due to the uncertainty that may be attached to some Inferred Mineral Resources, it cannot be assumed that all or part of an Inferred Mineral Resource will necessarily be upgraded to an Indicated or Measured Resource after continued exploration.
The Zandrivierspoort Project is not reported as Anglo American's shareholding (23.2%) is below the internal threshold for reporting. Details of this project are presented in the Kumba Iron Ore Annual Report.
Audits related to the generation of the Ore Reserve and Mineral Resource statements were carried out by independent consultants during 2009 at the following operations: Kolomela Mine