Ivanhoe Mines Ltd engages in the exploration, development, and recovery of minerals and precious gems located primarily in Africa. The company explores for platinum, palladium, nickel, copper, gold, rhodium, zinc, germanium, and lead deposits. It holds interests in the Platreef project located in the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa; and Kipushi and Kamoa projects located in the Central African Copperbelt, Katanga province, the Democratic Republic of Congo. The company was formerly known as Ivanplats Limited and changed its name to Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. in August 2013. Ivanhoe Mines Ltd was incorporated in 1993 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.