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Mining Gold Dumps In South Africa

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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  • The Haunting Legacy of South Africa’s Gold Mines - Yale

    The Haunting Legacy of South Africa’s Gold Mines - Yale

    Nov 12, 2015 The former apartheid government placed many settlements near or even on top of the mining waste dumps. 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

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  • Buy a gold rock dump mining opportunity

    Buy a gold rock dump mining opportunity

    Gold recovery from gold dumps is well known in South Africa as a very low-risk gold recovery process. The gold price has firmed up and interest has now shifted from the capital-intensive investment underground mining back to the surface where the grades are not so

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  • Joburg mine dumps are behind world's best-performing gold

    Joburg mine dumps are behind world's best-performing gold

    Aug 06, 2020 Now, in 2020, a mining company is turning those mine dumps into a fortune. DRDGold has no underground shafts. Instead, it is mining gold from the waste in the dumps. It has surged 271% in 2020, making it the biggest gainer on South Africa’s FTSE/JSE Africa all share benchmark. The company is also riding on a record surge in the gold price

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

    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

    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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  • South Africa has failed to protect locals from gold mine

    South Africa has failed to protect locals from gold mine

    Oct 12, 2016 South Africa has failed to address the adverse environmental and health effects of more than 130 years of gold mining in and around Johannesburg, a

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  • POTENTIAL OF REVEGETATION ON NON-TOP SOILED

    POTENTIAL OF REVEGETATION ON NON-TOP SOILED

    The history of reclamation in SA is quite interesting as it started on refuse gold dumps in the 1950’s, ... and sale of coal in South Africa (Cowan, 2016)(Edeki, Isaacs, & Cowan, 2013). Kitula (2005) is of the ... South African mining companies rely heavily on a supply of topsoil, a scarce resource, to support

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  • Mine Dumps in South Africa: an Ownership Dilemma

    Mine Dumps in South Africa: an Ownership Dilemma

    Nov 04, 2013 The South African landscape is filled with mine dumps bearing testament to South Africa's rich mining heritage. In laymen's terms the phrase 'mine dump' refers to

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  • List Of Gold Mines In South Africa - South Africa Lists

    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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  • From Tailings to Treasure? Miners Make ... - Advancing Mining

    From Tailings to Treasure? Miners Make ... - Advancing Mining

    May 07, 2015 DRD Gold, one of the first South African companies to abandon traditional mining to focus on extracting gold from tailings. New technology allows it to recover up to 40% of the gold left in particle form in tailings. DRD Gold extracted 33,600 ounces of gold, worth nearly US$40 million, in the last quarter of 2013

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  • SA's Northern Cape to become "next big mining province

    SA's Northern Cape to become "next big mining province

    Feb 08, 2021 THE Northern Cape province in South Africa would become a major mining and exploration district, said Jan Nelson, the former CEO of Pan African Resources.. Commenting in an article by BusinessLive, Nelson said: “This area has been completely overlooked for years.People thought it was mined out. It’s not. Mark my words, this is going to be the next big mining province in South Africa”

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  • Ecologies of Gold: Mining Landscapes of Johannesburg

    Ecologies of Gold: Mining Landscapes of Johannesburg

    Massive mine dumps, many upwards of 30 meters tall, have become landmarks of Johannesburg — or eGoli, “the place of gold,” in Zulu. In the 1970s the gold mines moved from Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni to the rural areas of the Witwatersrand, and informal settlements began to occupy the vacant mining lands in the heart of the city

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  • Water Pollution and Contamination from Gold Mines: Acid

    Water Pollution and Contamination from Gold Mines: Acid

    Jul 24, 2020 Despite government efforts to get mining companies to take responsibility to ‘clean up’ mine water seepage, mine dumps, and slime dams, outflows of acid mine water continue to pollute water systems throughout Gauteng. ... The cost of gold: Environmental, health, and human rights consequences of gold mining in South Africa’s West and

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  • Guidelines for Retreatment of SA gold tailings: MINTEK’s

    Guidelines for Retreatment of SA gold tailings: MINTEK’s

    In the West Rand, East Rand and Central Gauteng region it was estimated that there are more than 500 gold mining dumps of which 350 are in the Johannesburg region, covering about 320 000 hectares of surface area. Due to the high cost of primary gold mining in South Africa and the prime real estate occupied by some

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  • Mine Dump Africa High Resolution Stock Photography and

    Mine Dump Africa High Resolution Stock Photography and

    For decades, South African miners have been extracting residual gold from the dumps, comprised of crushed rock and other waste material pulled out of mines in tunneling and blasting operations. Some of the mines date back to the original gold rush that gave birth to Johannesburg more than a century ago and would have been dragged there by mules

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  • How mine dumps affect the health of communities living

    How mine dumps affect the health of communities living

    May 06, 2018 There were five pre-selected five mine dumps in Gauteng and North West provinces of South Africa. The mine dumps were included in the study

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  • South Africa, gold mines continue poisoning communities

    South Africa, gold mines continue poisoning communities

    Nov 07, 2018 8 november 2018 , by Mike Mwenda. Gold mines, even abandoned ones, are still poisoning thousands of people in South Africa due to high concentrations of heavy metals, radiation and contaminated water. 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

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  • Converting Tailings Dumps into ... - Deloitte South Africa

    Converting Tailings Dumps into ... - Deloitte South Africa

    Several commercially profitable enterprises have also been set up with the sole intention of retreating tailings dumps arising from South Africa’s Witwatersrand gold processing operations. According to Munyar Chirisa, a chemical engineer and senior manager of Deloitte, any tailings dump can be considered a potential mineral asset as long as it contains economic quantities of the mineral or metal

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  • The Toxic Landscape of Johannesburg's Gold Mines | WIRED

    The Toxic Landscape of Johannesburg's Gold Mines | WIRED

    Jun 18, 2014 Discovery of gold in the region in 1886 led to the township's founding and transformed a small, isolated farming community into South Africa's

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