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  • Platinum and Gold Mining in South Africa: The Context of ...

    Dec 30, 2015 · Abstract Mining is a source of extraordinary wealth, but its benefits often do not accrue to the workers and communities most involved. This paper

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  • The environmental impact of gold mine tailings footprints ...

    Apr 20, 1999 · 高达12%返现 · Abstract Gold mining in South Africa resulted in vast volumes of tailings, which have been deposited in impoundments. Poor management of most of the tailings dams resulted in the escape of seepage, adversely affecting soils and water quality. Some tailings dams have been partially or completely reclaimed leaving contaminated footprints.

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  • Counting the Cost: Gold Mining and Occupational Disease in ...

    Apr 01, 2009 · Abstract Gold mining has been central to the success of South Africa's economy. That labour intensive industry has relied heavily on migrant workers for its profitability. In the past decade, scientists in Johannesburg and Cape Town have identified a pandemic of the serious occupational disease silicosis among gold miners.

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  • A History of Gold Mining in South Africa, Ghana and Tanzania

    Africa has a vast gold deposit with about 30% of the global production of the mineral (Mbendi 2018). Gold is mined in 34 sub-Saharan African countries with Ghana and South Africa as

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  • Radioactivity of mine water from a gold mine in South Africa

    Abstract and Figures. Gold mining in South Africa has occurred for over 100 years in the Witwatersrand goldfields. The associated geology contains 3%

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  • Acid mine drainage arising from gold mining activity in ...

    Abstract The Witwatersrand region of South Africa is famous for its gold production and a major conurbation, centred on Johannesburg, has developed as a result of mining activity. A study was undertaken of surface and ground water in a drainage system in this area. Soils were also analysed from a site within the mining district.

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  • (PDF) South Africa's gold production and reserves

    Mar 07, 2016 · S.A. gold-mining history (Fig. 1) is easily divisible into four distinct stages. The beginning stage, from discovery in the 1880s to the formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910, shows rapid...

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  • Economic Impacts of Gold Production in South Africa

    Aug 06, 2011 · Abstract The causes of rising demand pull inflation in South Africa are examined with an eye on the international price of gold given the importance of gold mining in the country. Effects of the money supply, exchange rate, foreign income, and an

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  • abstract of gold mining in south africa

    Gold mining in South Africa typically involves methods such as panning, sluicing, dredging, hard rock mining, and by-product mining. Improved Gold Recovery Economics at Target Gold Mine, South Africa ABSTRACT Target Gold Mine in South Africa, was commissioned as a brownfields operation starting in November 2001.

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  • A History of Gold Mining in South Africa, Ghana and ...

    Nov 01, 2016 · Abstract. In this chapter Elbra provides an overview of the gold mining industry in Ghana, South Africa and Tanzania. The chapter begins with an overview of African gold mining, its relative importance to the global economy and developing African countries and concludes with an in-depth discussion of each country.

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  • Counting the Cost: Gold Mining and Occupational Disease in ...

    Jan 22, 2009 · Abstract. Gold mining has been central to the success of South Africa's economy. That labour intensive industry has relied heavily on migrant workers for its profitability. In the past decade, scientists in Johannesburg and Cape Town have identified a pandemic of the serious occupational disease silicosis among gold miners. ... gold mining in ...

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  • Economic Impacts of Gold Production in South Africa

    Aug 06, 2011 · South Africa Department of Minerals and Energy (2007). South Africa is estimated, by the US Geological Survey, to have 6000 metric tons of gold reserves. A full 95% of South Africa's gold mines are underground operations, reaching depths of over 2.5 miles. Coupled with declining grades, increased depth of mining, and a slide in the

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  • The impact of gold mining on the Witwatersrand on the ...

    The Witwatersrand has been subjected to geological exploration, mining activities, parallel industrial development and associated settlement patterns over the past century. The gold mines brought with them not only development, employment and wealth, but also the most devastating war in the history of South Africa, civil unrest, economical inequality, social uprooting,

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  • Illegal mining's effect on the sustainability of a South ...

    Abstract. Gold mining is one of the cornerstones of the South-African economy, to an extent that the South-African gold mining industry was directly responsible for the establishment of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in 1887. Despite its importance to the economy, the gold mining industry is facing severe challenges of which the growth ...

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  • CRATONIC EXTENSION AND ARCHAEAN GOLD MINERALISATION

    Gold mineralisation in the world-class Sheba-Fairview mining district in the Barberton greenstone belt, South Africa, occurs along a fracture network that is arranged in overlapping Riedel, P-shear and anti-Riedel arrays on 10m and 100m scales.

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  • (PDF) The Origin of Gold in South Africa - ResearchGate

    534 American Scientist, V olume 91. The Origin of Gold in South Africa. Ancient rivers filled with gold, a spectacular upwelling of magma and a

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  • Water Pollution and Contamination from Gold Mines: Acid ...

    Jul 24, 2020 · Abstract. Mining of metals such as gold, silver and copper results in the exposure to water and air of rock ore containing sulphides. This leads to the formation of several harmful products such as sulphuric acid. ... The cost of gold: Environmental, health, and human rights consequences of gold mining in South Africa’s West and Central Rand ...

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  • The impact of gold mining on the Witwatersrand on the ...

    Mining of gold in the Welkom and Virginia areas of the Free State Province in South Africa has produced numerous gold mine tailings, which contain a variety of contaminants. The extent of contamination of groundwater in the area was studied by measuring several water quality indicators at eight sampling sites, and within three zones.

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  • An Assessment of Radiological Hazards from Gold Mine ...

    Jan 18, 2016 · The study area is a gold mining area situated about 70 km west of Johannesburg in the province of Gauteng in South Africa. It lies between 26°18’S–26°26’S latitude and 27°23’E–27°31’E longitude. Gold exploration in the area dates back to 1898, and mining has occurred since 1945 [ 7 ].

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  • Human exposure to uranium in South African gold mining ...

    Jun 27, 2019 · Abstract. Uranium (U) measurements in water, soil, and food related to gold mining activities in populated areas in Gauteng Province, South Africa, suggest the possibility of exposure levels that may lead to adverse health consequences, including cancer.

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  • The pollution and destruction threat of gold mining waste ...

    Abstract. Waste from gold mines constitutes the largest single source of waste and pollution in South Africa and there is wide acceptance that Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) is responsible for the most costly environmental and socio-economic impacts.

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  • Platinum and Gold Mining in South Africa: The Context of ...

    View This Abstract Online; Platinum and Gold Mining in South Africa: The Context of the Marikana Massacre. New Solut. 2016; 25(4):513-34 (ISSN: 1541-3772) Cairncross E; Kisting S. Mining is a source of extraordinary wealth, but its benefits often do not accrue to the workers and communities most involved.

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  • Platinum and Gold Mining in South Africa: The Context of ...

    Feb 01, 2016 · 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 voices of affected communities.

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  • The impact of gold mining on the Witwatersrand on the ...

    The Witwatersrand has been subjected to geological exploration, mining activities, parallel industrial development and associated settlement patterns over the past century. The gold mines brought with them not only development, employment and wealth, but also the most devastating war in the history of South Africa, civil unrest, economical inequality, social uprooting,

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  • CRATONIC EXTENSION AND ARCHAEAN GOLD MINERALISATION

    Gold mineralisation in the world-class Sheba-Fairview mining district in the Barberton greenstone belt, South Africa, occurs along a fracture network that is arranged in overlapping Riedel, P-shear and anti-Riedel arrays on 10m and 100m scales.

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  • South African gold mining taxation : An example of a ...

    Dec 01, 1984 · Keywords: Gold mining; Taxation; South Africa S. A. Cloete is a Senior Lecturer, University of Stellenborsch, South Africa, and W. C. J. van Rensburg is Professor of Petroleum Engineering and of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA. The mining industry has some unique features.

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  • Acid mine drainage arising from gold mining activity in ...

    Abstract The Witwatersrand region of South Africa is famous for its gold production and a major conurbation, centred on Johannesburg, has developed as a result of mining activity. A study was undertaken of surface and ground water in a drainage system in this area.

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  • Tuberculosis and silica exposure in South African gold miners

    Pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) is currently epidemic on South African goldmines, being associated with both silicosis and HIV infection. 1 These latter conditions are themselves running at high prevalences in the gold mines. PTB incidence rates among gold miners are very high at 3000/100 000, 2 when compared with PTB incidence rates among coal and platinum miners,

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  • Chinese control over African and global mining—past ...

    Jul 22, 2020 · Gold One had further acquired gold mines in South Africa, and Hebei Iron and Steel had taken control of the Palabora copper mine, and finally manganese production was running in Gabon. In total, Chinese control amounted

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  • 196 Mining Mine Headgear Photos - Free & Royalty-Free ...

    Abstract image of mine shaft headgear used in gold mining in South Africa, Johannesburg Silhouette of a mining silo and conveyor belts. At sunset on a Palladium Platinum Mine

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  • Paper: A renaissance for mining research in South Africa?

    Abstract: Mining research in South Africa dates back to the early days of the Witwatersrand gold fields: research into seismicity celebrated its centenary in South Africa in 2010, and advances in the understanding of seismicity and rock mechanics allowed the gold mines to continue operating during the 1960s. With few exceptions, research in South Africa was

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  • Small contribution of gold mines to the ongoing ...

    Apr 12, 2018 · Gold mines in South Africa have historically been implicated in initiating the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in South Africa. As Packard notes, “The immense size of the mine labor force, over 200,000 on the Rand alone by 1910, together with the appalling health conditions that existed on the mines, ensured that they would play a central role in the early

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  • South Deep Gold Mine, Gauteng Province, South Africa

    The South Deep gold mine, located in Gauteng Province of South Africa, is one of the world’s biggest gold mines. It is also the seventh deepest mine in the world with a depth of 2,995m below the surface. It has a mine life of 75 years. The underground gold mine also has a large resource base of uranium.

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  • A reappraisal of legacy reflection seismic data from the ...

    In this work we demonstrate, through a case study from one of the world's deepest gold mines in South Africa, how revisiting, recovering and reprocessing of

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