• The pollution and destruction potential of mining waste

    As at 1997, South Africa produced an estimated 468 million tons of mineral waste per annum (DWAF, 2001). Gold mining waste was estimated to account for 221 million tons or 47 % of all mineral waste produced in South Africa, making it the largest, single source of waste and pollution (DWAF, 2001).

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  • feasible for remining when SOUTH AFRICAN MINE DUMPS

    gold dumps in the North West Province and augmented by its traditional underground gold mine, Ezulweni in Gauteng. Similarly Rand Uranium is planning the retreatment of its uraniumgold dumps near Randfontein. DRDGoldowned ERGO Commodity Value Relative Dump Size SOUTH AFRICAN MINE

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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 𧶲,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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  • South Africa: Mines that Never Closed Pulitzer Center

    Jun 15, 2017 · Miners work atop a gold mine tailings pile on the Far West Rand. The data shows the two major gold mining provinces, Gauteng and Free State, hold a combined R15.5billion in financial provisions for rehabilitation. Image by Mark Olalde. South Africa, 2017.

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

    Jan 15, 2016 · 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

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  • The viability of using the Witwatersrand gold mine

    gold mine tailings for brickmaking by M. Malatse* and S. Ndlovu* Paper written on project work carried out in partial fulfilment of BSc. Eng. (Metallurgy and Materials Sciences) Synopsis The Witwatersrand Basin is the heart of South Africa''a gold mining industry. The cluster of gold mines loed in the Witwatersrand Basin

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  • Top ten biggest gold mines Mining Technology

    Sep 29, 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 ten largest gold mines. Miningtechnology.com profiles the top ten biggest gold mines in the world based on contained gold

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  • Mining 2020 Laws and Regulations South Africa ICLG

    South Africa is party to various bilateral investment treaties (BITs), many of which include clauses aimed at protecting investments and restricting the South African government''s ability to expropriate the property of foreign investors in South Africa. It should, however, be noted that South Africa has terminated many BITs in recent years on

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

    Jan 15, 2016 · 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

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  • Water, mining, and waste: an historical and economic

    resulting access to potable water. A brief history of mining in South Africa Following the discovery of immense gold resources in South Africa in 1886, the mining industry played a central role in the country''s economi c, political, and social environment. Because minerals in South Africa are highly diversified, plentiful, and

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  • Radioactive city: how Johannesburg''s townships are paying

    Jul 06, 2015 · Much of the waste from 600 abandoned mines around South Africa''s largest city is piled high next to residential communities – most of which are poor and black "For most of the gold mines

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  • Gold Mining Waste wealthdaily.com

    Mar 27, 2007 · With gold production in South Africa currently at an 84year low, mining firms working in the region are scrambling to do everything in their power to

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  • Gold Fields Ltd Gold Mine Driefontein South Africa

    Driefontein is loed in South Africa''s West Wits Line goldfield, about 60km south west of Johannesburg. Driefontein Consolidated Ltd (Driefontein) was created in 1981 with the merger of the West Driefontein and East Driefontein mines. In January 1998, Gold Fields Ltd assumed management

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  • Polluted lives: The cost of South Africa''s gold rush BBC

    Aug 16, 2018 · Johannesburg 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.

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  • South Africa: Mines that Never Closed Pulitzer Center

    Jun 15, 2017 · Miners work atop a gold mine tailings pile on the Far West Rand. The data shows the two major gold mining provinces, Gauteng and Free State, hold a combined R15.5billion in financial provisions for rehabilitation. Image by Mark Olalde. South Africa, 2017.

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  • Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health

    Aug 22, 2018 · Dear Readers, please refer to this latest article regarding the serious effects of Acid Mine Drainage on the environment and human lives in South Africa. This Harvard report was just recently released in October, 2016 and is extremely in depth on the issues of the serious effects of mining on the environment and human health.

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  • South Africa''s Gold Mines: Radiation Sickness and Lead and

    Feb 18, 2019 · Toxic City: The Cost of Gold Mining in South Africa Al Jazeera (2019) Film Review This documentary exposes the high level of uranium and heavy metal contamination in South African townships adjacent to giant gold mining slag heaps. South Africa''s mountains of toxic waste have been building up for decades their gold mines produced

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  • Treasure from trash: how mining waste can be mined a

    Jun 28, 2016 · Treasure from trash: how mining waste can be mined a second time This process was initially developed to release gold from pyritic rocks, and

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  • The pollution and destruction potential of mining waste

    While South Africa has made significant progress in shifting policy frameworks to address mine closure and mine water management, and the mining industry has changed their practices to conform to new regulations, vulnerabilities in the current system still remain. The pollution reality of gold mining waste is illustrated by a case study in the

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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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  • Treasure from trash: how mining waste can be mined a

    Jun 28, 2016 · Treasure from trash: how mining waste can be mined a second time This process was initially developed to release gold from pyritic rocks, and

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  • Here''s Why South African Gold Mining Stocks Are Down Big

    Here''s Why South African Gold Mining Stocks Are Down Big Today Companies desperate to turn struggling operations around have cut jobs left and right, but the government issued a stern warning

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  • Chapter 13 Waste management

    Chapter 13. Waste management. For the waste sector in South Africa this means care must be given to raw material use, product design, resource efficiency, waste prevention, and minimization where avoidance is impossible.

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  • Gold Mining Gold Production World Gold Council

    Mines and gold mining operations have become increasingly geographically diverse, far removed from the concentrated supply of four decades or so ago when the vast majority of the world''s gold came from South Africa. China was the largest gold producer in the world in 2016, accounting for around 14% of total annual production.

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  • Mine Water and Wastewater Treatment Solutions

    Mine water and wastewater treatment solutions from Veolia Water Technologies South Africa (Veolia) help mining companies in South Africa and Africa reduce their effects on the environment with economical mine process water and wastewater treatment technologies.

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  • ReProcessing Gold Tailings in South Africa

    historic gold tailings dams in the Witwatersrand area of South Africa is being investigated. The objective is to recover uranium and residual gold from the tailings, as well as to oxidize the sulphides to eliminate long term environmental liabilities associated with acid mine

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  • The Wake of South Africa''s Abandoned Gold Mines

    Aug 20, 2018 · 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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  • The pollution and destruction potential of mining waste

    While South Africa has made significant progress in shifting policy frameworks to address mine closure and mine water management, and the mining industry has changed their practices to conform to new regulations, vulnerabilities in the current system still remain. The pollution reality of gold mining waste is illustrated by a case study in the

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  • Water, mining, and waste: an historical and economic

    resulting access to potable water. A brief history of mining in South Africa Following the discovery of immense gold resources in South Africa in 1886, the mining industry played a central role in the country''s economi c, political, and social environment. Because minerals in South Africa are highly diversified, plentiful, and

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  • The Haunting Legacy of South Africa''s Gold Mines Yale E360

    Nov 12, 2015 · 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 can only be found

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  • From Tailings to Treasure? Miners Make Money Reprocessing

    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

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  • The pollution and destruction potential of mining waste

    As at 1997, South Africa produced an estimated 468 million tons of mineral waste per annum (DWAF, 2001). Gold mining waste was estimated to account for 221 million tons or 47 % of all mineral waste produced in South Africa, making it the largest, single source of waste and pollution (DWAF, 2001).

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  • Johannesburg, South Africa, September 11, 2011, Gold

    Download this stock image: Johannesburg, South Africa, September 11, 2011, Gold Mining Dumps of Waste material next to the motorway P85F8K from Alamy''s library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors.

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  • Toxic City: The Cost of Gold Mining in South Africa

    Feb 11, 2019 · Waste heaps from South Africa''s 130yearold gold industry have altered the landscape around Johannesburg [Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters] Editor''s note: This film is

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  • Polluted lives: The cost of South Africa''s gold rush BBC

    Johannesburg 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.

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

    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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  • AngloGold Ashanti plots its exit from SA IOL Business Report

    May 10, 2019 · The sale would mark the end of a century of gold mining by AngloGold Ashanti in South Africa and underscore that rising input costs have blighted the domestic gold

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  • The Cost of Gold Environment News South Africa

    The Cost of Gold: Environmental, Health, and Human Rights Consequences of Gold Mining in South Africa''s West and Central Rand Summary and Recommendations International Human Rights Clinic Harvard Law School Cover Illustration The poor community of Soul City Extension 2 sits near a gold mine waste dump in the West Rand.

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