Western Chrome Mines has a capacity of million tons of run of mine ore. The main products of the mines are metallurgical and chemical concentrates, with some foundry grades. Two underground mining methods are employed at the Samancor Chrome mines, namely conventional scraper mining and trackless mechanised mining.
· Samancor Chrome now provides employment for 5,500 people at two mines, three production plants and the corporate head office in Johannesburg. Geology and reserves Samancor's operations are centred on reserves held in the Bushveld layered intrusive complex, which contains approximately 70% of the world's economic chrome ore reserves in the Lower Group (LG) 6 and .