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Platinum and Gold Mining in South Africa: The Context of ...

Interviews and observations on field visits to the platinum and gold mining areas of South Africa in the immediate aftermath of the Marikana massacre highlight this legacy--including vast quantities of tailings dumps and waste rock, lakes of polluted water and a devastated physical and social environment, high unemployment, high rates of ...

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Ecologies of Gold: Mining Landscapes of Johannesburg

By consolidating mining waste, DRD Gold is able to more efficiently monitor and environmentally manage the waste in compliance with South African mining regulations. If gold prices continue to rise and extraction technology advances, the waste will be reprocessed again in the future. [Photo by Andrew Watkins] As the gold industry has shifted ...

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How mine dumps in South Africa affect the health of ...

May 02, 2018  Mining is a major economic activity in many developing countries. In South Africa, mining of gold, coal and other natural resources has played a

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New gold rush flattens Johannesburg's famous mining dumps ...

Jan 08, 2014  While gold mining has historically run afoul of environmental groups, the effort to truck waste out of South Africa’s largest city and to remote landfills is being applauded by most ...

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List Of Gold Mines In South Africa - South Africa Lists

Jan 12, 2021  List Of Gold Mines In South Africa And Their Names. South Africa is one of the countries making a lot of people via mining. The mining sector keeps contributing greatly to the country’s economy, and it is common knowledge that South Africa is blessed with important minerals and metals like diamonds, coal, coal, platinum, and so on.

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Mining: South Africa’s Biggest Success or Apartheid’s ...

Jan 22, 2016  The discovery of gold was what put South Africa at the forefront of economic exploration by European settlers for potential mining opportunities, and the surrounding countries as well. However, this discovery came at a price, and the price was paid on black African laborers.

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What's left in the wake of South Africa’s abandoned gold ...

Jan 15, 2016  In 2013, mining companies produced 562,000 times as much waste as gold, according to the South African Chamber of Mines. A decade before, that same ratio was less than half as large, at 212,000-to-1. Mining operations are generating increased waste because South Africa’s gold is running out, and the remaining resource only can be found ...

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The Wake of South Africa's Abandoned Gold Mines

The Wake of South Africa’s Abandoned Gold Mines. We have been covering Mining issues in South Africa extensively for the past 17 years but no subject on the matter is of greater importance than the absolute plethora of Abandoned Mines in South Africa and the devastation of Acid Mine Drainage pollution that is left in the wake.

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Gold - Minerals Council South Africa

Gold sales increased by 3.7% at R72.6 billion in 2019 (R70 billion in 2018) Gold production decreased to 101.3 tonnes in 2019 (117 tonnes in 2018) At the current gold price more than half of the South African gold mining industry is marginal; South African gold only accounts for 4.2% of global gold production

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DRDGold: South Africa’s largest ... - Mining Review Africa

Nov 22, 2018  Phase 1 involves upgrading the Driefontein 2 plant to process tailings from the Driefontein 5 dump at a rate of between 400 000 and 600 000 tpm and depositing the residue on the Driefontein 4 tailings dam. First production is expected in the first quarter of 2019, adding up to 120 kg or 3 800 oz of gold a month to DRDGOLD’s production profile.

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MINE TAILINGS AND THEIR POTENTIAL IMPACTS: A CASE

IMPACTS: A CASE STUDY OF SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD TAILINGS DAMS Ogola, J.S. Department of Mining and Environmental Geology, School of Environmental Sciences University of Venda, Private Bag X5050, South Africa, [email protected] LIMPOPO MINERALS CONFERENCE 7 TRADE SHOW MOKOPANE NOVEMBER 10-13, 2015

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Re-Processing Gold Tailings in South Africa

The South African gold and uranium producer, Gold Fields Mining SA (Pty) Limited, is developing a flowsheet to treat historic tailings as well as current arisings from their gold operations, to recover uranium, acid and additional gold (the Driefontein project). ... Re-Processing Gold Tailings in South Africa ...

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South Africa, gold mines continue poisoning communities ...

Johannesburg, in South Africa was spawned by gold mining when the metal was discovered in the 1880s in the Witwatersrand goldfield, the world’s biggest, arching around the south and west of the city.More than 600 mines lie abandoned with much of their waste piled up high next to residential communities, most of which are marginalised, poor and black.

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Top South African Gold Mining Companies - FXCM Markets

Jun 22, 2020  The origin of Gold Fields Limited dates back to 1887, when Cecil John Rhodes and Charles Rudd founded Gold Fields of South Africa. [8] One of the country's oldest gold mining companies, its modern incarnation came to be with the 1998 Gold Fields of South Africa

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All that glitters... Acid mine drainage: The toxic legacy ...

Jan 05, 2012  In the Witwatersrand goldfields, 30 kilometers south of the caves, more than a century of mining has left the region littered with mounds of waste, known as tailings dumps, and underlain by a deep underground network of abandoned mine

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Robinson deep gold mine, Johannesburg, City of ...

Robinson deep gold mine, Johannesburg, Johannesburg District, Gauteng, South Africa Miners Going Underground View of the Johannesburg gold mining area, in 1901.

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The Toxic Landscape of Johannesburg's Gold Mines WIRED

Jun 18, 2014  More than a century of gold mining has left towering piles of bleached mine waste, known as "tailings," all over Johannesburg's landscape. Discovery of gold in the region in 1886 led to the ...

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Re-Processing Gold Tailings in South Africa

The South African gold and uranium producer, Gold Fields Mining SA (Pty) Limited, is developing a flowsheet to treat historic tailings as well as current arisings from their gold operations, to recover uranium, acid and additional gold (the Driefontein project). ... Re-Processing Gold Tailings in South Africa ...

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The Wake of South Africa's Abandoned Gold Mines

The Wake of South Africa’s Abandoned Gold Mines. We have been covering Mining issues in South Africa extensively for the past 17 years but no subject on the matter is of greater importance than the absolute plethora of Abandoned Mines in South Africa and the devastation of Acid Mine Drainage pollution that is left in the wake.

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Exploring An Alternative Approach To Mine Waste

concern in South Africa. To remove these potential pollution risks in perpetuity, non-conventional approaches to mine waste management are required which avoid land disposal of “unwanted” material. ˜ is paper explores the opportunities, drivers and barriers for the re-purposing of gold waste in the South African context. ˜ e ˚ ndings

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Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

Anglo Gold Ashanti, Sibayane Gold Ltd, Harmony Gold Mining Co., First Uranium, and Peninsula Energy own or control most of the uranium-from-gold mining processing plants in South Africa. Though uranium production in South Africa showed a decrease from 711t in 2000 to 579t in 2010, in 2011 930t were produced with a forecast of 2,000t by 2020. [40]

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South African Mining - Mining Africa

Minerals:Diamonds, gold, coal, iron ore, chrome, copper, emerald, fluorspar, ilmenite, lead, manganese, nickel, phosphate, silica, tin, vanadium, uranium, zinc and zircon. Independence: 31 May 1910 Area: 1,221,037 km2 Mining fact: The Witwatersrand Basin in South Africa is the largest gold resource in the world. This is also where the world’s deepest gold mine is found – the Mponeng Gold ...

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Johannesburg’s Golden Legacy Includes Radioactive Dump ...

Feb 10, 2014  For every ton of ore mined, South African produces between 3 grams (0.1 ounce) and 15 grams of gold, meaning most rock removed from the earth is waste

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Is now the time to invest in South African gold mining?

Jun 04, 2020  The gold price may be booming but it’s unlikely to attract any investment into South Africa’s mines. Gold has historically been a safe haven in times of uncertainty. With economies and stock markets around the world crashing as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, investors have once again flocked to buy with demand resulting in the ...

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The Impact Of Gold Mining In South Africa ipl

Gold mining activities in the Witwatersrand have played a pivotal role in the development and existence of Johannesburg since 1886. Mining made Johannesburg ‘the city of gold’ and has since been the main driving force behind the history and the economic development of Johannesburg and South Africa as a whole (Gass, 2012).

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Gold mining and the abuse of environmental and human ...

The Cost of Gold calls on South Africa to develop a coordinated and comprehensive program that deals with the range of problems associated with gold mining in the region. While industry and communities have a significant role to play, the report focuses on the responsibility of the government, which is legally obliged to promote human rights.

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Respiratory Health in a Community Living in Close ...

Mar 26, 2020  In South Africa, mining processes from the Witwatersrand gold basin have resulted in approximately 270 tailings storage facilities, more commonly referred to as gold mine waste dumps, or colloquially, mine dumps, around Johannesburg [1,2]. Gold mine waste dump dust is fine, dry, tiny

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Mining all of the reef, all of the time - Mining Review Africa

Jan 21, 2020  South Africa’s reef deposits, especially gold and platinum-bearing ore bodies, are narrow and tabular. While legislation dictates a minimum operation height of 800 mm in areas where people work, some of the country’s narrow reef mines have ore bodies with thicknesses of less than 500 mm, which results in ore dilution, as waste ore with zero ...

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Mponeng Gold Mine, South Africa - The World's Deepest Mine

The Mponeng gold mine is located approximately 65km west of Johannesburg in South Africa. Image courtesy of Andres de Wet. Mponeng is currently the world’s deepest operating mine. The Mponeng mine produced 244,000 ounces (oz) of gold in 2019 and is expected to be in operation at least until 2027.

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Gold mining in Johannesburg, South Africa

Gold mining in Johannesburg, South Africa. Date Created/Published: Keystone View Co. ; Underwood Underwood, c1901-c1935. Medium: 21 photoprints : stereographs ; 9 x 18 cm. Summary: Robinson Mine, Crown Mine, Village Deep Gold Mine, and New Gold Mine. Crushing and stamping mills, machinery, gold quartz mining, crushed ore, black workers in the ...

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Robinson deep gold mine, Johannesburg, City of ...

Robinson deep gold mine, Johannesburg, Johannesburg District, Gauteng, South Africa Miners Going Underground View of the Johannesburg gold mining area, in 1901.

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Home DRDGOLD

DRDGOLD is a South African gold producer and a world leader in the recovery of gold from the retreatment of surface tailings. Our network of assets is unrivalled in South Africa and, with our consolidated businesses operating as a single entity, is focused on optimising these assets in order to increase gold production.

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South Africa hasn't protected residents from gold mine ...

Oct 12, 2016  South Africa has failed to protect residents affected by pollution from contaminated water and mine dumps over more than 130 years of gold mining near Johannesburg, an independent investigation by ...

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Gold Mining in South Africa An Overview for Gold ...

Sep 04, 2019  Gold and diamond discoveries played an important part in the growth of the early Republic of South Africa. Historically, the country was the world’s largest gold producer for

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Cooke Sibanye-Stillwater

Jul 23, 2021  Cooke, acquired in 2013 from Gold One International, is a large, shallow to intermediate level gold and uranium operation. Situated on the West Wits Line of the Witwatersrand Basin, near the town of Randfontein, Cooke is approximately 35km south-west of Johannesburg.

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East Rand Mine - Wikipedia

East Rand Proprietary Mines (ERPM) is a 125-year-old underground gold mining operation on the Witwatersrand Basin at Boksburg, to the east of Johannesburg.The mine employed 3,850 people. It was the deepest mine in the world until 2008 at 3,585 metres depth, slightly more than the TauTona mine, also in South Africa, which was 3,581 metres at the time (in 2008 the TauTona mine completed a ...

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Uranium pollution of South African streams – An overview ...

During more than a century of gold mining in South Africa large amounts of tailings were produced, which now cover vast areas in densely populated regions. These dumps contain elevated levels of uranium and other toxic heavy metals associated with gold in the mined ore. Large-scale extraction of uranium from auriferous ore only took place during the cold war, leaving tailings with high uranium ...

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Joburg has worst known radioactive dump

Feb 11, 2014  For every ton of ore mined, South African produces between 3 grams (0.1 ounce) and 15 grams of gold, meaning most rock removed from the earth is waste

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Inside Zim’s illicit gold mine trade - The Mail Guardian

Sep 18, 2020  Prisca Muchokore, manager of DT Mining Syndicates, places small balls of mined gold onto a scale to weigh and calculate payment for the artisanal miners at a small-scale gold

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The impact of gold mining on the Witwatersrand on the ...

Jun 15, 2012  Gold Fields of South Africa Limited was amalgamated with other smaller companies into the Consolidated Gold Fields of South Africa Limited in 1892. Robinson sold his shares in Randfontein Estates Gold Mining Company, worth £250,000, to the Wernher–Beit Company, which was an affiliate of the De Beers group and the forerunner of Rand Mines.

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One Man’s Waste Is Another Man’s Gold - Africa

Mar 25, 2021  E-waste is the fastest-growing domestic waste stream in the world. According to the e-Waste Association of South Africa (eWasa), each individual in South Africa generates about 6.2kg of e-waste and the Department of Environmental Affairs estimates an annual national tally of 360 000 tonnes. A technology economy study in 2014 revealed that more ...

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Evaluation of Trace Elemental Levels as Pollution ...

Sep 06, 2019  In the Blesbokspruit area of Ekuhurleni, South Africa, previous gold mining activities resulted in many tailings dump sites. 20 representative soil samples were used in describing the distribution of metals. The soils were very strongly acidic ranging from 3.86 to 4.34 with a low cation exchange capacity (CEC). Based on X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis, elemental composition of the

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