EXPOPEDIA2018 Barberton, Mpumalanga Venue: Hoërskool Barberton Date: 1 November 2018 Time: 13:00 to 17:00 Nkomati Nickel Mine open pit. Golden valley of Barberton. For those of you who ever read Bryce Courtney’s classic The Power of One, you would remember that most of the story is set in 1940s Barberton. Much has improved over the past 70 years, but Barberton remains well-known and reputable as a land of opportunity in gold. Barberton is named after Graham Hoare Barber, who discovered a rich gold-bearing reef in the area. As such, Barberton has since become renowned as a gold mining town and is home to a variety of mines such as Agnes and Barberton mines. Barberton mines is the birthplace of BIOX (‘Biological Oxidation’), an environmentally friendly process of releasing the gold from the sulphide that surrounds, using organisms that perform this process naturally. Barberton is still used as the training facility for all BIOX plants globally. Visitors • Barberton mines • Agnes gold mine • Sappi • Lomati mill • Strathmore magnesite mine • Ingwenya Mineral Processing • Nkomati mine • Nkomati anthracite mine • Manganese Metal Company • Local industry Exhibitors we would like to see suppliers that can assist in low grade gold mining, pumps, valves and low- profile equipment. Operation information Name of operation Barberton mines Strathmore magnesite mine Ingwenya Mineral Processing Nkomati mine Type of operation Underground Open cast Processing Open cast Nkomati Anthracite mine Manganese Metal Company Open cast Processing Owner of operation Pan African Resources Chamotte Holdings Ingwenya Mineral Processing Norilsk Nickel Africa and African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) Sentula Mining Manganese Metal Company Sweetness of the Malelane sugar fields. 37