abstract of gold mining in south africa

abstract of gold mining in south africa

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 voices of affected communities.

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

2012-6-1  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

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Economic Impacts of Gold Production in South Africa

2011-8-6  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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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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The environmental impact of gold mine tailings footprints ...

1999-4-20  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. These zones pose a serious

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Mining towns and urban sprawl in South Africa -

Abstract. South Africa’s mining towns were established by mining companies mostly after World War II. The workforce lived in company-owned or privately-owned houses, or high-density compounds. Since the demise of apartheid, South African government policy for these towns has promoted integrated mining communities and homeownership.

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An Assessment of Radiological Hazards from Gold Mine ...

Radiological hazards associated with exposure to Naturally Occurring Radionuclides Materials from gold mine tailings in the province of Gauteng in South Africa were evaluated. A comparison was made with soil samples from a control area. In this study, gamma spectroscopy was used to measure the activ

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Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa: A

Acid mine drainage is recognized as one of the more serious environmental problems in the mining industry. Acid mine drainage is a major problem on coal and gold mines throughout the world and in South Africa, the main focus of this study, is no exception. Various studies that have been undertaken in South Africa have shown that the water decanting from the mine

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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,

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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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Economic Impacts of Gold Production in South Africa

2011-8-6  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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Seismicity in Deep Gold Mines of South Africa ...

2014-9-22  Abstract We have studied induced seismicity associated with five deep gold mines located in the Far West Rand district, Republic of South Africa, focusing on the digital data recorded from January 1994 until February 2000 by in-mine arrays of three-component geophones. The observed seismicity, which exceeds1,000 events

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The environmental impact of gold mine tailings footprints ...

1999-4-20  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. These zones pose a serious

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A Systemic Analysis of the Environmental Impacts of Gold ...

2021-1-26  Exploratory modelling of the impact of gold mining on groundwater in a strategic water area of South Africa was undertaken. A systems dynamics (SD) model was developed to simulate the impact of gold mining on water quality, focusing on groundwater contamination risk, within the context of competing developmental priorities around water resource development

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Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa: A

Acid mine drainage is recognized as one of the more serious environmental problems in the mining industry. Acid mine drainage is a major problem on coal and gold mines throughout the world and in South Africa, the main focus of this study, is no exception. Various studies that have been undertaken in South Africa have shown that the water decanting from the mine

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Analysis of exceptionally large tremors in two gold mining ...

An investigation of ground motion, recorded using broad-band, wide dynamic-range digital seismographs, of large mine tremors from two South African mining districts with different geologic settings, reveals some essential differences in both seismic source and ground motion parameters. In the Klerksdorp district where the strata are offset by major throughgoing normal

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Mining towns and urban sprawl in South Africa -

2020-4-1  Introduction. Mining towns are a common phenomenon in South Africa. Historically, housing in these towns consisted of privately owned houses (exclusively for white miners, until the mid-1980s), company owned houses and, predominantly until the early 2000s, high density compounds for black miners. Today the mining towns are of various kinds.

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Mining in Africa - World Bank

2021-4-23  1.1 Environmental and Health Issues in Gold Mining Areas 9 1.2 What Is a Mining Community? 12 1.3 How Remote Sensing Informs Agricultural Production 21 3.1 Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining 70 4.1 Small-Scale Mining Poses Challenges for Identifying Impacts of Large-Scale Mines 99 4.2 Effect of a Mine Opening on Household Access to

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Trends and causes of fatalities in South African mines ...

1991-11-1  1. Introduction Disasters such as at the Kinross gold mine in 1986 - in which 177 miners died - have focused attention on the hazards faced by underground miners in South Africa. But disasters are merely the tip of an iceberg, grim punctuations of the on-going accident toll on South African mines.

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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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Gold Mining in South Africa Africa Mining IQ

2021-10-28  Today, South Africa produces only 4.2% of the world’s gold. In South Africa, mining for gold typically involves methods like panning, sluicing, dredging, hard rock mining and by-product mining. The most effective method used is

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Improved earthquake location in the gold mining regions

Improved earthquake location in the gold mining regions of South Africa using new velocity models V. Midzi; V. Midzi Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, South Africa ... Abstract. Reliable local earthquake locations depend on many factors of which a major one is the velocity model. Currently the Council for Geoscience (CGS) has been using the ...

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The Role of Mining in the South African Economy

the three principal mining sectors interms ofthe aggregate (economy-wide) of the eight principal mining industries of the South African economy. Gold mining was distinguished from other mining sectors by virtue of its strong and sustained decline in output, while other sectors either increased their volume of output, maintained constant

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Mining towns and urban sprawl in South Africa -

Abstract. South Africa’s mining towns were established by mining companies mostly after World War II. The workforce lived in company-owned or privately-owned houses, or high-density compounds. Since the demise of apartheid, South African government policy for these towns has promoted integrated mining communities and homeownership.

Read More
Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa: A

Acid mine drainage is recognized as one of the more serious environmental problems in the mining industry. Acid mine drainage is a major problem on coal and gold mines throughout the world and in South Africa, the main focus of this study, is no exception. Various studies that have been undertaken in South Africa have shown that the water decanting from the mine

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Gold - Minerals Council South Africa

1 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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A Systemic Analysis of the Environmental Impacts of Gold ...

2021-1-26  Exploratory modelling of the impact of gold mining on groundwater in a strategic water area of South Africa was undertaken. A systems dynamics (SD) model was developed to simulate the impact of gold mining on water quality, focusing on groundwater contamination risk, within the context of competing developmental priorities around water resource development

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Mining in South Africa: Industry challenges in 2020

2020-4-4  The mining industry in South Africa is complex and extensively governed by legislation and controlled by regulation, yet still, there are several issues likely to raise challenges in 2020.. These include proposed amendments

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List Of Gold Mines In South Africa - South Africa Lists

2021-1-12  List Of Gold Mines In South Africa And Their Names. South Africa is one of the countries making a lot of people via mining. The mining sector keeps contributing greatly to the country’s economy, and it is common knowledge that South Africa is blessed with important minerals and metals like diamonds, coal, coal, platinum, and so on.

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