Mimosa revenue down 32 percent


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Mimosa mine recorded a 32 percent drop in revenue to $99 million in the half-year to December on reduced production and weak commodity prices, the parent company reported yesterday.

The Bermuda registered Aquarius Platinum, which owns Mimosa in a 50: 50 a joint venture with Implats of South Africa said production for the half-year decreased by six percent to 1 238 million tonnes.

PGM production during the half increased by two percent to 120 429 ounces.

Mining cash costs increased nine percent to $76 per tonne, while PGM per ounce cost decreased by two percent to $784.

Mimosa spent mainly $18 million mainly on mobile equipment, support and drill rigs and down dip development.

Operating costs fell by two percent from the previous half mainly as a result of cost reduction initiatives currently being implemented by the company.- The Source

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