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The Haunting Legacy of South Africa’s Gold Mines Yale

2015-11-12  Mining operations are generating increased waste because South Africa’s gold is running out, and the remaining resource can only be found several miles below ground. This produces more waste, and leads to higher production costs, more mining debris, and increased acid mine

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

2016-1-15  Mining operations are generating increased waste because South Africa’s gold is running out, and the remaining resource only can be found several miles below ground. This produces more waste and leads to higher production costs, more mining debris and increased acid mine drainage.

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The Wake of South Africa's Abandoned Gold Mines

2021-8-22  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

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Mining waste set to grow, but reduce, reuse, recycle

2018-9-7  Therefore, at most, the country can expect its mining waste to grow by about 2.36-million tons from the about 8.9-million tons it produced in 2017 to about 11.3-million tons by 2022.

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South Africa has failed to protect locals from gold mine

2016-10-12  (Image courtesy of Environment News South Africa) South Africa has failed to address the adverse environmental and health effects of more than 130 years of gold mining

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The Toxic Landscape of Johannesburg's Gold Mines WIRED

2014-6-18  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

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Waste management SUSTAINABILITY Gold Fields

In 2020, we generated 9.5kt in non-hazardous waste and 1.7kt in hazardous waste 11.2kt in total, thereby meeting our target. During 2020, Gold Fields recycled 60% of all non-mineralised waste generated in 2020, compared with 50% in 2019. Waste such as plastic, scrap metal, oils and hydrocarbons are recycled off-site by specialist recyclers.

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List Of Gold Mines In South Africa South Africa Lists

2021-1-12  Kusasalethu Mine is managed by Harmony Gold Mining company and used to be known as Elandskraal Gold Mine. It was founded as far back as in 1978 and remains a prominent gold mine in South Africa Address: Elandsrand Dr, Carletonville, 2500, SA

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

2016-1-15  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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Valorisation of mine waste Part I: Characteristics of

Contaminant leaching from gold mining tailings dams in the Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa: a new geochemical modelling approach Appl. Geochem.,61 ( 2015 ),pp. 217 223,10.1016/j.apgeochem.2015.06.001

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Platinum and Gold Mining in South Africa: The Context of

Mining is a source of extraordinary wealth, but its benefits often do not accrue to the workers and communities most involved. This paper presents two case studies of mining in South Africa to reflect on the history and legacy of mining both through observation and through the

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South Africa has failed to protect locals from gold mine

2016-10-12  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 new report from Harvard Law School shows.

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The Toxic Landscape of Johannesburg's Gold Mines WIRED

2014-6-18  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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Gold mining process Introduction Integrated report

Surface Operations in South Africa retreat tailings, a waste product of processing, for residual gold and uranium REFINING Gold is refined to a purity of at least 99.5%, in accordance with the accepted standards of ‘good delivery’.

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Mponeng Gold Mine, Gauteng Mining Technology

2021-8-3  AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng mine is located in Gauteng province of South Africa. It is mined to an average depth of 2,800m-3,400m below surface and is one of the world’s deepest and richest gold mines with grades at over 8g/t. It is one of three AngloGold projects in the West Witts area apart from Savuka and TauTona mines.

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Waste management SUSTAINABILITY Gold Fields

In 2020, we generated 9.5kt in non-hazardous waste and 1.7kt in hazardous waste 11.2kt in total, thereby meeting our target. During 2020, Gold Fields recycled 60% of all non-mineralised waste generated in 2020, compared with 50% in 2019. Waste such as plastic, scrap metal, oils and hydrocarbons are recycled off-site by specialist recyclers.

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Water, mining, and waste: An historical and economic

Lack of government intervention in South Africa's mining industry has worsened conflicts associated with limited water resources. With the advent of democracy, new legislation demands that all South African citizens have the right to a clean, safe environment, including access to potable water, and that the country develop in a sustainable manner.

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Mining Law 2021 Laws and Regulations South Africa ICLG

2020-10-9  South Africa: Mining Laws and Regulations 2021. ICLG Mining Laws and Regulations South Africa covers common issues in mining laws and regulations including the acquisition of rights, ownership requirements and restrictions, processing, transfer and encumbrance, environmental aspects, native title and land rights in 15 jurisdictions.

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The devastating impact of Gold Mining in South Africa

For 130 years South Africa has been exploiting its gold resources in Johannesburg. But at what cost? 278 abandoned mines and 200 mining dumps, that contain about 6 billion tons of waste, exist in Johannesburg. For every single gram of gold extracted, 200 kg of waste are produced. Inside the city, hills composed of sand debris arise.

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Ecologies of Gold: Mining Landscapes of Johannesburg

In 2001, the Gold Reef City developers built a casino and, as a condition of the casino license, an adjacent Apartheid Museum, which is now the pre-eminent museum documenting 20th-century South Africa history. [Photo by Andrew Watkins] Mining operations in South Africa

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Gold Minerals Council South Africa

2 天前  Mining contributed R360.9 billion to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) during 2019, up from R351 billion in 2018. Employment in the gold sector has continued to decline since the 1980s with around 95,130 workers currently employed.

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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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Gold Fields Ltd Gold Mine Driefontein South Africa

2021-8-3  The mine’s total proven and probable reserves amount to 94.6Mt grading an average 7.4g/t, and containing 21.6Moz of gold. MINING. Driefontein is a conventional South African underground mine in which opportunities for increasing workplace

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Platinum and Gold Mining in South Africa: The Context of

2015-12-30  Mining is a source of extraordinary wealth, but its benefits often do not accrue to the workers and communities most involved. This paper presents two case studies of mining in South Africa to reflect on the history and legacy of mining both through observation and through the

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Trace element contaminants associated with historic gold

2021-2-13  As a historic gold mining area, the City of Benoni has numerous water bodies close to major tailings dams and mine dumps. Here we assess spatial patterns in the sediment geochemistry of five dams and four natural pans within a 5-km radius of the core mining area to determine the degree of contamination7 by mining-associated pollutants. XRF analysis was used with a geoaccumulation

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A history of mining in South Africa (ZA)

M M ining in South Africa has been a contentious issue since 15-year-old Erasmus Stephanus Jacobs discovered South Africa’s first diamond, the Eureka, in Hopetown in 1867. It kickstarted what historians call the Mineral Revolution, which made few

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Legislative challenges hindering mine waste being reused

2019-11-1  1. Introduction. Mining is by far the industry that generates the largest volume of waste (Lèbre et al., 2017).It is estimated that the global mine waste deposit is in the order of several hundred billion tonnes, covering an area of one hundred million hectares (Lottermoser, 2010).Lottermoser (2010) stated that for every tonne of metal ore extracted, at least a tonne of solid waste is generated.

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Moab Khotsong mine, South Africa Mining Weekly

2016-7-1  A gold mine near the towns of Orkney and Klerksdorp, about 180 km south-west of Johannesburg, in Gauteng, South Africa.

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