The RID Quarries (7, 9, 10) opened in 2001 as development quarries, mostly mining a
banded material marketed as 2nd grade to meet market demand for
2nd grade material. The longer term goal is to establish a solid
quarry producing 1st choice Nero Impala® from a 100 metre thick mineable
reserve. The current annual production of 12 000 m3 produces
medium to light Nero Impala® material.