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Deep Level Gold Mining South Africa

South Deep Gold Mine is a world-class bulk mechanised mining operation located in the Witwatersrand Basin, near Westonaria 50km south-west of Johannesburg, South Africa’s commercial capital. The mine has been built to extract one of the largest known gold deposits in the world and boasts a mineral reserve of 38 million ounces

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  • Gold Fields South Deep Gold Mine - How we mine

    Gold Fields South Deep Gold Mine - How we mine

    How we mine. Our mining methods are very different to most South African deep level underground gold mines. Illustration of mining methods at the current mine and north of wrench. At the depth of mining at South Deep, rock stresses can become exceedingly high. Stresses are aggravated dramatically with the large high excavations associated with massive mechanised mining, as they

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  • Major Mines & Projects | Kloof Mine

    Major Mines & Projects | Kloof Mine

    Kloof is a deep level underground gold mine located along the northern and southwestern margins of the Witwatersrand Basin in South Africa. This mine is typical of the many Witwatersrand Basin operations, which have been the primary contributors to South Africa’s production of a significant portion of the world’s recorded gold output since 1886

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  • Driefontein | Sibanye-Stillwater

    Driefontein | Sibanye-Stillwater

    Sep 03, 2021 10,146 employees and contractors. Driefontein is a large, shallow to ultra-deep level gold mining and processing operation located in the Far West Rand Goldfield of the Witwatersrand Basin, near the town of Carletonville in the Gauteng Province of South Africa, 70km west of Johannesburg. As of 31 December 2020, Driefontein had total gold

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  • The top ten deepest mines in the world - mining

    The top ten deepest mines in the world - mining

    Jun 11, 2019 The South Deep gold mine, owned and operated by Gold Fields, is the seventh deepest mine in the world. The South African gold mine extends up to 2,998m below the surface. Covering an area of 4,268ha, the mine is located 45km south-west of Johannesburg. The deep underground mine comprises two shaft systems known as the South Shaft complex and

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  • South Deep Gold Mine - GOLD FIELDS

    South Deep Gold Mine - GOLD FIELDS

    South Deep Gold Mine. Technical Short Form Report. South Deep Gold Mine is an intermediate to deep level gold mine comprising two shaft systems that mine various auriferous conglomerates from open ground and pillars that occur at depths between 1,575 m and 3,500 m below surface

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  • Brief history of gold mining in South Africa - Mining for

    Brief history of gold mining in South Africa - Mining for

    Deep-level mining progressed to reach gold lower down in the ground 1910 Union of South Africa formed 1910 Chinese indentured labourers repatriated and replaced by migrant black labour, many recruited from neighbouring territories 1912 South Africa became the first state to introduce compensation for silicosis as an occupational disease 1913

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  • South Deep gold mine: Gold Fields ... - Mining Review Africa

    South Deep gold mine: Gold Fields ... - Mining Review Africa

    Feb 13, 2020 Gold Fields is in a unique position with it South Deep gold mine, which currently accounts for 47% of gold-equivalent mineral resources and 59% of mineral reserves of Gold Fields’ global gold asset portfolio, in that the ore body has the potential for longevity. This article first appeared in Mining Review Africa Issue 1, 2020

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  • Mitigating the risk of rockbursts in the deep hard rock

    Mitigating the risk of rockbursts in the deep hard rock

    South Africa’s gold production peaked at 1000 t in 1970, while employment on gold mines peaked at 500,000 in the latter half of the 1980s. Mines reached depths exceeding 3.5 km, the greatest mining depths in the world by far. ... as deep-level mining takes place, and are likely to persist for some time after mine closure, especially while

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  • Cut-off grade determination for the maximum value of a

    Cut-off grade determination for the maximum value of a

    relatively small, deep-level Witwatersrand-type gold mine in South Africa, are presented in Table I. Mine, mill and market capacity Three main components of a mining operation, namely mining, processing and marketing, were identified by Lane (1988, 1997) in his approach to the analysis of cut-off

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  • Chinese Indentured Mine Labour and the Dangers

    Chinese Indentured Mine Labour and the Dangers

    Mar 25, 2015 Chinese Indentured Mine Labour and the Dangers Associated with Early 20th Century Deep-level Mining on the Witwatersrand Gold Mines, South Africa. A. Meyer, Corresponding Author. Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa ... University of Pretoria, Pretoria

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  • Kloof | Sibanye-Stillwater

    Kloof | Sibanye-Stillwater

    Sep 03, 2021 Workforce. Kloof is a large, shallow to ultra-deep level gold mining and processing operation located in the Far West Rand Goldfield of the Witwatersrand Basin, near the town of Westonaria in the Gauteng Province of South Africa, 70km west of Johannesburg. As of 31 December 2020, Kloof had surface and underground gold Mineral Reserves of

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  • MiningWeekly.com | Features Library | Deep Level Mining

    MiningWeekly.com | Features Library | Deep Level Mining

    HARD CORE The South African deep-level mining sector is a tough environment, which runs on a continuous stop-start basis, predominantly in narrow-reef, hard-rock mining for gold

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  • 1. South Deep - Gold Fields

    1. South Deep - Gold Fields

    The South Deep Gold Mine is a key asset for Gold Fields and the flagship growth project in South Africa. South Deep’s production build-up is on track to deliver the required volume to achieve full production by December 2014, in line with Gold Fields’ long-term stated vision, “To be the global leader in sustainable gold mining”

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  • SA’s worst ever earthquake was in the Western Cape – but

    SA’s worst ever earthquake was in the Western Cape – but

    Sep 28, 2020 If anything, South African mining towns have more to be to be concerned about, particularly those in close proximity to deep level gold mining. A seismic hazard map of South Africa produced by the CGS, shows that gold mining towns like Orkney, Klerksdorp, Stilfontein and Carletonville, as well as Welkom in the northern Free State, are far more

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