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South Africa gold miners to sue over lung disease

13-5-2016Former gold miners in South Africa can go ahead with a class action against mining companies over health damage allegedly caused by their work a court in Johannesburg has ruled The high court decision paves the way for what would become the largest class action in South African

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Mines in South Africa

Mines in South Africa are responsible for many of the world's commodities and contribute with some of its largest deposits Known as the birthplace of precious mineral discoveries mines in South Africa are rich in gold diamonds platinum uranium chrome coal ilmenite iron ore lead manganese nickel rare earth minerals silica tin

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Modelling of Radiological Health Risks from Gold Mine

7-6-2016Modelling of Radiological Health Risks from Gold Mine Tailings in Wonderfonteinspruit Catchment Area South Africa Manny Mathuthu 1 Caspah Gold mine tailings in the study area constitute a major source of NORMs pollution to the (Klerksdorp goldfield South Africa) as a case study—Part I Uranium migration along

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Top 10 deepest mines on the planet

Did you know that eight of the ten deepest mines in the world are located in just one South African region? We bet you also didn't know that most of these operations are focused on gold extraction To increase your mining knowledge Mining Examiner brings you a new list today this time about the 10 deepest pits in the world Also see Nature

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[PHOTOS] 5 of the most staggering facts about the

1 Mponeng is as deep as 10 Empire State Buildings As the world's deepest manmade hole the depth of the Mponeng Gold Mine is almost mythical Located south-west of Johannesburg in South Africa the mine descends 2 5 miles below the Earth's surface—enough to stack 10 Empire State Buildings on top of each other This doesn't include the

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Gold mine production Africa 2021

11-9-2019The total gold mine production in Africa was estimated to be 660 000 kilograms in 2017 and is expected to increase to 730 000 kilograms by 2021 Gold is a naturally occurring transition metal It is a soft and dense precious metal that is the most malleable out of all metals Gold has many uses

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Ancient Gold Mines in Africa

South African Wars between 1899 and 1901 due to the treatment of Africans by the Dutch would lead to the temporary closure of the gold mines South Africans Mining Gold for the Dutch When the Dutch emerged victorious from the wars Africans were again placed into slave labor in mining camps

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Looking for life on Mars — at the bottom of a South

4-8-2019Deep in the South African gold mines that line the Vaal River basin an international team of scientists including Belgian biologist Gaetan Borgonie are looking for what they call extreme life — life where no one believed it could exist The gold mines are the deepest man-made holes on earth

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Measurement of typical joint characteristics in South

16-10-2019inproceedings{Gumede2007MeasurementOT title={Measurement of typical joint characteristics in South African gold mines and the use of these characteristics in the prediction of rock falls by} author={Hlangabeza Gumede and Thomas Richard Stacey} year={2007} } Hlangabeza Gumede Thomas Richard

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Mining Countries of Africa

Top mining countries in Africa The mining countries in Africa are blanketed with vast quantities of untapped mineral wealth The continent has been ranked by the US Geological Society as having immense reserves of all manner of minerals including diamonds platinum bauxite manganese gold and cobalt among others

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All About the Kimberley Diamond Mine in South Africa

Kimberley South Africa is home to the world's largest diamond mine also known as the "Big Hole " Dug by humans and so large it is visible from space the pit has yielded some of the world's largest diamonds and made the De Beers name famous worldwide

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Mining industry of South Africa

In July 2018 Mineral Council of South Africa announced 75% of mines in South Africa are now unprofitable due to decline in gold reserves Among the nation's gold mines are two of the deepest mines in the world The East Rand Mine in Boksburg extends to a depth of 3 585 metres (11 762 ft)

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Gold Fields announces a major R26 billion investment in the long-term future of gold mining in South Africa This is focused on shaft-deepening at Kloof and Driefontein – as well as the R21 billion acquisition of the nearby South Deep mine containing the world's largest unexploited gold deposit

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Deep In A South African Gold Mine Scientists Drill For

31-5-2017This 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 continue The $1 6 million project if

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Discovery of the Gold in 1884

The first recorded discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand was made by Jan Gerrit Bantjes in June 1884 mine personnel and technical expertise were available from the Kimberley diamond mines as well as the gold fields of Australia and North America Following the South African War

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v116n3a10 Trends in productivity in the South African gold

The South African gold mining sector is currently locked into existing mine designs and methods which are producing at near full capacity The existing mining methods are cyclic non-continuous and rely on equipment such as scraper winches that has limited capacity and efficiency Arguably productivity in the South African gold sector may be

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Terrifying Facts About the World's Deepest Gold Mine

Oh the things humans will do to get their grubby hands on gold—a metal mostly prized for its ornamental use hoarded in bank vaults and jewelry boxes though we've arbitrarily decided it's worth uh its weight in gold * The deepest gold mine in the world is Mponeng a 2 5-mile hole in the ground in South Africa

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List of mines in South Africa

List of mines in South Africa Jump to navigation Jump to search This list of mines in South Africa is subsidiary to the list of mines article and lists working defunct and future mines in the country and is organised by the primary mineral output For practical purposes stone marble and other quarries may be included in this list

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South Africa gold miners seen close to silicosis lawsuit

7-2-2018A class action suit brought against gold producers in South Africa is likely to be settled within months with 9 billion rand ($755 million) going to miners suffering from fatal lung disease the chair of an industry group said on Wednesday

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Mining 2020

Mining Laws and Regulations covering issues in South Africa of Relevant Authorities and 7 3 Is the holder of rights to explore for or mine a primary mineral entitled to explore many of which include clauses aimed at protecting investments and restricting the South African government's ability to expropriate the

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The cost of South Africa's gold rush

16-8-2018Johannesburg in South Africa has one of the world's largest gold deposits After decades of mining large swathes of the population are thought to be exposed to toxic and radioactive mine waste The BBC's Sophie Ribstein went to meet people living close to the dumps to find out what effect it is having on their health Filmed and

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South African gold industry enters final phase of slow death

10-12-2018Now striking gold workers face a less politically charged battle but one they can't win The nation's 130-year-old gold industry – which has produced half the bullion ever mined on Earth – is locked in the final stages of a decades-long death spiral Most of South Africa's gold mines

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Gold Fields punished as miner forced back to the drawing

14-10-2019Gold Fields has ploughed R32bn into South Deep since 2006 including the purchase cost The mine which stretches 3 kilometers underground has lost R4bn over the past five years as it repeatedly missed targets and the company struggled to mechanise the operation in a country dominated by conventional labour-intensive mining methods

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Amazing Metropolis Discovered in Africa is 200 000 years

South Africa is known as the largest gold producing country of the world The largest gold producing area of the world is Witwatersrand the same region where the ancient metropolis is found In fact nearby Johannesburg one of the best known cities of South Africa is also named Egoli which means the city of gold

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South Africa's Gold Mines

30-5-2012South Africa's gold mines are some of the deepest in the world FACT CHECK We strive for accuracy and fairness But if you see something that doesn't look right contact us! RELATED CONTENT Gold Musicians Boycott South Africa Africa's Diamond Trade Black Gold

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900 miners stuck in gold mine South Africa

900 miners stuck in gold mine South Africa Facebook Twitter World February 1 2018 15 54 johannesburg - About nine hundred miners are stuck in a gold mine in the Free State province in South Africa due to a power outage Mine operator Sibanye-Stillwater reported to the News24 site that all miners are unharmed

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Top ten biggest gold mines

29-9-2013Indonesia 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 ten largest gold mines Mining-technology profiles the top ten biggest gold mines in the world based on contained gold

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900 workers trapped in South African gold mine after

1-2-2018JOHANNESBURG – South African media say about 900 miners are trapped underground at a gold mine after a shaft elevator stopped working because of a power outage The African News Agency reports Thursday that the miners are believed to be safe while they await evacuation from the Beatrix mine in

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Deep trouble South African mining is in crisis

5-7-2017High costs low commodity prices labour strife and falling productivity have all taken their toll Mines have shed 70 000 jobs over the past five years More cuts are coming AngloGold Ashanti a gold-mining giant last week announced plans to lay off 8 500 workers a third of its South African workforce

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Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African

24-1-2013The gold-mining sector Until the 1990s there were very few studies on the extent of silicosis in South African gold miners (Table 2) (5–15) The only long-term cohort study conducted on white miners provides a clear illustration of the progression of silicosis long after retirement

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List of South African Mines

Almost 500 projects are on our list of South African mines each individually tracked analysed and monitored by a dedicated team of mining researchers Subscribing to Africa Mining IQ provides you with access to comprehensive accurate and up-to-date list of mines in South Africa

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Marikana Platinum Mine Rustenburg South Africa

19-10-2019Marikana is located near Rustenburg about 112km from Johannesburg in South Africa It is a producer of platinum group minerals (PGMs) and covers an area of 33km The mine was commissioned at the end of 2002 with an initial investment of R630m ($61m) The mine is jointly owned by Anglo American

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Mining Companies in South Africa

Access the most extensive list of mines from mining companies in South Africa Projects IQ has 475 South African mining projects listed on its database of mining companies in South Africa The links below provide additional information on mining companies in South Africa Mines for sale in South Africa List of South African Mines

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Silicosis rampant in South Africa's mines

9-10-2012Silicosis rampant in South Africa's mines By Eric Graham 9 October 2012 South Africa's miners are among the workers worst affected by silicosis in the world Silicosis is a painful and debilitating disease that causes shortness of breath a persistent cough and severe chest pains Sufferers are more susceptible to tuberculosis

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The third quarter of 2019 has seen some significant developments in the sphere of mine health and safety DOWNLOAD Interview with A Minerals Council South Africa survey undertaken in August 2019 of 18 of the larger mining companies across the sector confirms the significant costs that GOLD US$ 1490 60 /oz – 0 06% SILVER US$ 17 53

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Gold and Diamonds in South Africa

With the discovery of gold and diamonds in South Africa Kimberley mine in 1873 Discovery of Gold and Diamonds in South Africa When gold was discovered in the eastern Transvaal (Pilgrim's Rest Mac-Mac Waterfalls and Barberton) a similar process took place

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