Rand York Minerals

Visit: www.randyorksa.com

Johannesburg Head Office
Tel: +27 (11) 463-9000
Email: zelda@randyorksa.com

Company profile
Rand York Minerals (Pty) Ltd, known as Rand York or RYM, was established in 1992 with a view of processing and marketing foundry chromite sand and chemical grade chromite sand. The company was built on the fundamental belief that specialisation and personalised service will ultimately ensure a world class service, a quality product and most importantly, a mutually beneficial relationship with its customers, while ensuring that all activities are conducted in an environmentally friendly manner.

A drying plant was conveniently constructed in the heart of the bushveld complex, the principal chromite ore deposit in South Africa, alongside the railway line to Durban and Richards Bay in an area referred to as Bleskop. The drying plant is situated approximately 160 km North West of Johannesburg. The drying plant is used for all the drying and bagging requirements of the company and all material is washed and processed under ISO 9000/2 standards.

Over the years the company has expanded it horizons to also distribute its products as wet bulk in containers and wet bulk into vessels and to provide technical support in advising customers on the selection of materials, methods and calculations to aid production of large steel castings and rolls. Rand York Minerals strives to achieve defect free “as cast” castings for some of the world’s most demanding end-users and has developed a philosophy of “as cast, not after cast”. Rand York endeavours to provide the best foundry chromite sand to both the global and local market and strives to improve economic development within it’s spheres of influence.

In 1998 Rand York received the prestigious South African President’s award for export activities. An achievement which was repeated in 2000.

Recent developments include the company’s endeavour to source material from Zimbabwe in the region of Lalapanzi along the Great Dyke. A project which has brought great excitement and will advance the operations of Rand York considerably. In addition Rand York Minerals has entered into an agreement to purchase foundry chromite sand from Bauba Limited; a mutually beneficial agreement which is releasing some of the best foundry chromite sand into the market.

Products and specifications:

Foundry Grade Chrome Sand

Cr2O3 45.00 – 46.30% typ
SiO2 0.60 – 0.80% typ
Size AFS 40-45, 45-50 and 50-55

Chemical Grade Chrome Concentrate

Cr2O3 44.00 – 45.30% typ
SiO2 1.00% typ
Cr:Fe 1.50:1 typ
Size -1mm


Rand York is a proud member of the following organisations:

• International Chromium Development Association (ICDA)
• South African Foundrymen Association
• Proudly South African

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