Just outside Delmas, on the border of Mpumalanga and Gauteng, lies the proudly South African mining company, Silica Quartz. The impressive opencast mine supplies high grade silica sand and grit to the glass, industrial, mining, filtration and leisure industries. Extensively used in golf course construction, water purification and the glass industry, our product is dried and sized to meet the specific needs of our valued customers.
Silica Quartz’s ISO 9001 accreditation ensures not only the highest quality product, but further guarantees strict standards in regards to plant maintenance and service quality. Since purchasing the mine in 2006, Silica Quartz now boasts a 100 ton-per-hour production plant. Despite the impressive speed of production, our product is always carefully recovered with the awareness that what we do, and how we do it, affects our surroundings. At Silica Quartz, we know the earth holds us accountable for our actions, and we are committed to responsible mining practices that minimise our impact on the environment.
In 2006, Vala Nokonya, the current Mine Manager, joined Greg Phyffer on the Board of Directors, this led to Vala acquiring 26% share holding in Silica Quartz in 2008, to become an active BEE partner. Energised by this new alliance, the company proudly looks to a bright future. With a life of mine exceeding one hundred years, Silica Quartz is positioned to provide a reliable supply of high quality silica sand, grit and stone for many years to come.