Eastern Platinum: Operations restricted at Crocodile River mine

Operations have been restricted at one section of AIM-listed Eastern Platinum's Crocodile river mine in South Africa.

Operations have been restricted at one section of AIM-listed Eastern Platinum's Crocodile river mine in South Africa.

The company has two producing sections at the Crocodile River mine, which is located in the North West Province of the country.

In an update issued on Wednesday morning, the metal mining company reported that following the resumption of operations at the Zanfontein section of the Crocoldile river mine, 'section 54' notices had been issued by the South African Department of Mineral Resources (DMR).

While drilling operations were continuing at the mine, the company reported that blasting and cleaning operations had been put on hold until "remedial measures", which had been put in place, could be reviewed by the DMR.

Eastern Platinum is a Canadian platinum group metals producer. It is currently engaged in the development and mining of platinum group metal deposits in South Africa.

The company has assets on both the western and the eastern limbs of the Bushveld Complex, a mining area understood to hold approximately 80% of the world's known platinum supply.

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