Platinum Group Metals increased grade and a significant increase in indicated ounces in an updated independent resource estimate for platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold ("4E") on the 58.65% owned Waterberg Joint Venture, located on the North Limb of the Bushveld Complex. Mineral resources in the "T" and "F" zones at Waterberg (100% project basis) have increased to an estimated 23.894 million ounces 4E in the indicated category plus 11.710 million ounces 4E in the inferred category:
1: Indicated 209.559 million tonnes grading 3.55 g/t 4E (1.07 g/t Pt, 2.19 g/t Pd, 0.26 g/t Au, 0.03 g/t Rh, 2.5 g/t cut-off)
2: Inferred 105.918 million tonnes grading 3.44 g/t 4E (1.04 g/t Pt, 2.09 g/t Pd, 0.28 g/t Au, 0.03 g/t Rh, 2.5 g/t cut-off).
R. Michael Jones, P.Eng, President, CEO and co-founder of Platinum Group Metals said "We have been very successful in almost doubling indicated resources to 24 million ounces. Waterberg is an extraordinary deposit that we have not yet found the limits to Starting at 140 meters from surface, with zones 3 to 70 meters thick and an overall proven strike length of 13 km so far”.
Said by adding, “Waterberg stands apart from conventional platinum mines in South Africa the increased F zone grade combined with improved deposit definition allows for the targeting of best grade thickness in early mine scheduling, which is changing the project significantly from our earlier engineering work. We are looking at a series of adjacent mine plans, each at the scale of a typical stand-alone mine, to be prioritized and processed at a single central plant."