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Deep In A South African Gold Mine, Scientists Drill For The…

31 May 2017 ... This week, scientists were set to begin drilling a 750-meter-deep hole from the bottom of the Moab Khotsong mine, located some 180 kilometers southwest of Johannesburg, South Africa. Three years ago, a magnitude-5.5 earthquake erupted from a previously unknown fault beneath the mine. Aftershocks...


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South Africa Gold Mine: Latest News, Photos, Videos on…

Find South Africa Gold Mine Latest News, Videos & Pictures on South Africa Gold Mine and see latest updates, news, information from NDTV.COM. Explore more on South Africa Gold Mine.


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Dangerous Economy Thrives in South Africa's…

24 Aug 2014 ... Today, some 4,400 abandoned mines dot the countryside, almost four times the number in operation, according to South Africa's Council for Geoscience. And while there are still about 150,000 formally employed gold miners in South Africa, "we're very close to the point where there will be more illegal...


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Life in the shadow of South Africa's gold mines - Huck…

29 Sep 2017 ... In a new exhibition, photographer Marc Shoul examines the contrasting fortunes of those living in South Africa's 'places of gold.'

AngloGold Ashanti: Home

Investors. AngloGold Ashanti is a global gold mining company with 17 operations and exploration projects in four different regions namely South Africa, Continental Africa, Australasia and the Americas.


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Gold mining in South Africa - Taung Gold…

After more than a century of gold mining in South Africa, the US Geological Survey's latest estimate still ranks South Africa as the custodian of the world's second largest gold resources at 6,000 tonnes second only to Australia. Ever since 1886 when gold was discovered on the Witwatersrand near what would become the...


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Gold Mining and Labor Concerns & Rights - South…

Although gold mining can be a path to riches, for most miners it leads to grinding poverty. About 15 million people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are artisanal, or small-scale, gold miners. These miners use simple techniques to mine for gold, such as panning in riverbeds or digging makeshift tunnels. Unfortunately, very...


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Seismicity in Deep Gold Mines of South Africa -… pdf

Abstract We have studied induced seismicity associated with five deep gold mines located in the Far West Rand district, Republic of South Africa, focusing on the digital data recorded from January 1994 until February 2000 by in-mine arrays of three-component geophones. The observed seismicity, which exceeds 1,000...

Teranga Gold Corporation - Careers

Our Sabodala Gold Mine is located in Senegal, West Africa which is a country with a stable political environment, a successful democracy, and a small and friendly population of 12.5 million. We have a large regional exploration land package of approximately 1,000 km2 and impressive mine operation, with the only large...


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Deep in a South African gold mine, scientists drill for the…

Deep in a South African gold mine, scientists drill for the heart of an earthquake. By Paul Voosen May. 31, 2017, 11:00 AM. It's no easy feat to drill into the faults that cause earthquakes. Intercepting such active ruptures, which are buried kilometers beneath the surface, requires specialized equipment, skilled crews, and a lot...

South African mining is in crisis - Deep trouble - The…

8 Jul 2017 ... AT THE start of a 4am shift, gold miners scan their fingerprints and squeeze into tiny "mantrap" turnstiles, designed to prevent thieves from slipping through. Then they pile into cages and descend nearly three kilometres (2 miles) underground at Sibanye Gold's Driefontein mine.


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Ancient Gold Mines in Africa | Study.com

In West Africa, an ancient people called the Akan populated the location that we now call Ghana around the 11th-century CE. Among the many tribes of this ancient civilization, could be found, the ethnic groups of the Ashanti and the Fanti, who mined for gold along the rivers Volta and Ankobra. The Akan divided gold...


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Mining industry of South Africa -…

Gold[edit]. South Africa mined gold production, 1940-2011. South Africa accounted for 15% of the world's gold production in 2002 and 12% in 2005, though the nation had produced as much as 30% of world output as recently as 1993. Despite declining production, South Africa's gold exports...


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South Africa's Illegal Gold Mines -…

29 Nov 2017 ... In the 1970s, South Africa was the world's most prolific exporter of gold. Over the years, industrial decline has seen widespread closures of the mines across the country. However, Johannesburg sits on the biggest gold basin ever discovered. It's perhaps not surprising that many of these abandoned mines...


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A day for the zama zamas: Illegal gold mining in South…

20 Sep 2017 ... Due to socio-economic problems such as growing unemployment and poverty rates in South Africa, there has been rise in illegal gold mining. The Daily Sun recently released videos showing a little bit of the reality for these underground miners known as 'zama zamas,' which in Zulu loosely translates to...


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The world's deepest gold mine is in South…

11 Dec 2016 ... If you own any gold, there is about a 50% chance it comes from the Witwatersrand Basin in South Africa.


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Mining Countries of Africa

Minerals: Gold, columbite, wolframite, tantalite, bitumen, iron ore and uranium. Independence: 1 October 1960. Area: 923,768 km2. Mining fact:Despite massive mineral wealth, the Nigerian mining industry is vastly underdeveloped and only accounts for 0.3% of the country's GDP – and this due to oil resources.


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South Africa's illegal gold miners forced to…

8 Mar 2016 ... Off the main road behind a car repair shop, Andile Jeremiah slipped down a hole in the ground into an abandoned 100-year-old mine that helped make South Africa rich. For a poor man in a country with a slumping economy, it was time to look for whatever had been left behind. South Africa was once the...


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West Africa Gold: Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso | Investing…

19 Jun 2017 ... West Africa gold deposits are attracting attention. Here's a look at the companies that are currently mining gold in Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso.


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Terrifying Facts About the World's Deepest Gold Mine…

16 Dec 2013 ... At least 10% of the gold in South African mines is stolen. Criminal syndicates help illegal "ghost" miners sneak into the mineshaft, where they then hide out for months at a time, turning ghostly from the lack of sunlight. Security guards also tend to let these ghost miners be: the illegal miners are often armed...


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South African Gold Mine Job Cuts Widen With 16,000 at Risk…

3 Aug 2017 ... More than one in 10 gold mining jobs in South Africa may disappear after Sibanye Gold Ltd. announced it's joining AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. in looking to close unprofitable shafts to stem losses.


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South African Gold Mine | MINING.com Video -…

Mining for gold in a South African underground mine. Footage from Gold! The History of Man's Greatest Obsession.


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Ghana's Gold-Mine Arrest, China's…

10 Jun 2013 ... Increasing interaction between African countries and China seem to paint a rosy picture of the relationship, but the recent crackdown by the Ghanaian government on illegal gold miners, which resulted in the arrests of 124 Chinese workers in Ghana, has raised some red flags. As of June 7, five days after...


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Comic Relief and Fairtrade back ethical gold mining in…

1 Oct 2017 ... Hazardous and environmentally damaging small-scale mines produce 20% of world's gold.


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Gold mining - Wikipedia

South Africa has the world's deepest hard rock gold mine up to 3,900 metres (12,800 ft) underground. At such depths, the heat is unbearable for humans, and air conditioning is required for the safety of the workers. The first such mine to receive air conditioning was Robinson Deep, at that time the deepest mine in the world...


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Inside a South African gold mine - BBC News -…

A year on from South Africa's deadly Marikana mine dispute, Mark Lowen was given rare access into a gold mine to see what conditions are like and to follow the mining process.


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Update on Africa's biggest gold mine –…

20 Apr 2017 ... Randgold Resources, the biggest London listed gold miner by market capitalisation and the 14th largest gold producing company in the world, currently operates the two biggest gold mines in Africa according to consultancy Metals Focus - the Loulo-Gounkoto complex in Mali and Kibali in the DRC - and...


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South Africa's Blyvoor: From one of the world's…

4 Aug 2017 ... Once one of the richest gold mines in the world, the Blyvoor gold mine near Johannesburg has become a ghost town as scavengers strip it bare.


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100,000 Year Old Ruins of South Africa - Ancient…

It points to a civilisation that lived at the southern tip of Africa, mining gold for more than 200,000 years, and then completely and suddenly vanished from the radar. We may be looking at the activities of the oldest civilisation on Earth. Little did I know that when I named the newly discovered stone calendar "Adam's Calendar"...


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World's top 10 gold deposits | MINING.com

7 Aug 2013 ... In the #10 spot is Obuasi, owned by major gold producer AngloGold Ashanti. It is primarily a high-grade underground mine with periodic open-pit operations during its long history. It is located in the Ashanti region of southwest Ghana in western Africa; a prolific gold producing region for centuries.


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Half of South Africa's gold mines operating at loss —…

9 Sep 2015 ... Not even the country's only fully mechanized gold mine, Gold Fields' South Deep (pictured), is profitable at the moment . South Africa's miners, gold and platinum in particular, are facing a toxic combination of weak metal prices, intensifying labour disputes and the increasing cost of ever-deeper exploration.


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Talk: ancient gold mining in Africa | Portugal…

29 Nov 2017 ... Entitled 'Monomatapa and King Solomon's Mines – ancient gold mining in Africa', the talk will be presented by Pete Siegfried, in English, first at the Museu do Traje in São Brás at 2.30pm, and later at the Convento de São José in Lagoa at 5.45pm. Pete Siegfried will be talking about the history of gold...


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Gold - Chamber of Mines South…

Key facts and figures. The Witwatersrand Basin remains the world's largest gold resource; To date the Wits Basin has produced more than 2 billion ounces of gold; At the current gold price about half of the SA gold mining industry is marginal; Newly-mined SA gold only accounts for about 5% of worldwide supply; Gold...


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The Haunting Legacy of South Africa's Gold Mines -…

12 Nov 2015 ... Thousands of abandoned gold mines are scattered across South Africa, polluting the water with toxics and filling the air with noxious dust. For the millions of people who live around these derelict sites, the health impacts can be severe.


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Distribution of water in deep gold mines in South…

Abstract. Gold mines in South Africa use large volumes of water for cooling and other purposes underground. The mines are often at great depths, for example 3600 metres below surface level. Water piped down the shaft can therefore be at high pressures unless a system of pressure reducing dams or valves is installed.


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Top 10 biggest gold mines - Mining Technology

29 Sep 2013 ... Indonesia is home to the world's biggest gold mine while South Africa, which houses the majority of the deepest mines in the world, also hosts two of the top 10 largest gold mines. Mining-technology.com profiles the top 10 biggest gold mines in the world based on contained gold reserves. Previous.


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Acacia Mining

Unearthing Africa's Potential. our business. Our Future. our people. our relationships. Latest News Latest News. 20 Oct 2017 Further Update on Discussions in Tanzania; 28 Nov 2017 Director/PDMR Shareholding; 02 Nov 2017 Management Changes; 26 Oct 2017 Update following release of Barrick Gold Corporation's Q3...


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Amazing Metropolis Discovered in Africa is 200,000 years…

Realizing that sites of abandoned ancient mines may indicate where gold could be found, South Africa's leading mining corporation, the Anglo-American Corporation, in the 1970s engaged archaeologists to look for such ancient mines. Published reports (Optima) detail the discovery in Swaziland and other sites in South...


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Gold Fields

Gold Fields - Corporate webite - Our vision is to be the global leader in sustainable gold mining.


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Illegal miners in South Africa swallow…

25 Aug 2017 ... Illegal miners in South Africa are swallowing unrefined gold and platinum in condoms as a new tactic to avoid arrest for smuggling that is costing the industry $1.5 billion a year, the police told parliament on Friday.


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