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Apr 01, 2012 These gold mine dumps have become a feature of Johannesburg, the city founded during the gold rush on the Reef. The Reef of Johannesburg has been littered with mine dumps for decades. Made up of crushed rock that still contain traces of gold in them (at the time of dumping, these bits of gold could not be extracted), these “yellow mountains

  • (PDF) Gold Mine Dumps Johannesburg, South Africa
    (PDF) Gold Mine Dumps Johannesburg, South Africa

    Gold Mine Dumps Johannesburg, South Africa. September 2015; DOI:10.13140 ... a very brief presentationon selected gold mine dumps in Jihannesburg South Africe highlughting some of

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  • New gold rush flattens Johannesburg's famous mining
    New gold rush flattens Johannesburg's famous mining

    Jan 08, 2014 Johannesburg's landmark Top Star mine waste dump, shown here during the early stages of removal, once hosted a drive-in movie theater. Now it is gone, and the land reclaimed. (Courtesy: DRD Gold)

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  • Where have all the mine dumps gone? | The Heritage Portal
    Where have all the mine dumps gone? | The Heritage Portal

    Apr 06, 2017 Should one drive out of Johannesburg eastwards along the N12 highway, a famous landmark is passed at the Snake Road exit, known as Benoni’s mountain or more accurately the Kleinfontein Mine Dump. The Dump has been standing tall (92 metres) for over 90 years but will soon only be a memory as it is being reclaimed for the estimated 3 tons of gold that it contains

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

    Jun 18, 2014 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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  • Thousands of South Africans Live Near Toxic Mine Dumps
    Thousands of South Africans Live Near Toxic Mine Dumps

    Nov 21, 2012 Nov 21, 2012 A century of digging for gold has created a silhouette of mine dumps all around the South African city of Johannesburg. The legacy of intensive soil excavation in South Africa’s economic capital

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

    Toxic Radioactive Dust for Gauteng and Johannesburg. As a result of abandoned mines and massive unremediated mine dumps on the West Rand of Gauteng, highly radioactive Dust filled with Uranium, Cyanide and other lovey things blows all over the province especially when the August winds arrive. These photos below show the dust blowing off the top

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  • The men who make a living from an old gold mine dump
    The men who make a living from an old gold mine dump

    Feb 14, 2019 First published by GroundUp. Located between Marievale military base and Nigel is an old gold mine, Vlakfontein, where informal miners extract gold from the mine dump. “The gold found at this

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  • Rich pickings on gold mine dumps
    Rich pickings on gold mine dumps

    Sep 25, 2011 Rich pickings on gold mine dumps 25 September 2011 - 05:12 By Reuters Most of South Africa's gold lies not deep underground but on top of the mine dumps around Johannesburg

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  • How mine dumps affect the health of communities
    How mine dumps affect the health of communities

    May 06, 2018 Snake Park is an impoverished suburb on the fringe of one of the biggest mine dumps in Soweto, Johannesburg. JOHANNESBURG - Mining is a

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  • New gold rush flattens Johannesburg's famous mining dumps
    New gold rush flattens Johannesburg's famous mining dumps

    Jan 08, 2014 Johannesburg's landmark Top Star mine waste dump, shown here during the early stages of removal, once hosted a drive-in movie theater. Now it is gone, and the land reclaimed. (Courtesy: DRD Gold)

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  • Joburg mine dumps are behind world's best-performing gold
    Joburg mine dumps are behind world's best-performing gold

    Aug 06, 2020 The company, which specializes in recovering gold from mine dumps in and around Johannesburg, has surged 271% in 2020, also making it the biggest gainer on South Africa’s FTSE/JSE Africa all share benchmark. “Everybody is flocking to the arms of gold,” Niel Pretorius, chief executive officer of DRDGold, said in an interview on Tuesday

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  • How mine dumps affect the health of communities living
    How mine dumps affect the health of communities living

    May 06, 2018 Snake Park is an impoverished suburb on the fringe of one of the biggest mine dumps in Soweto, Johannesburg. JOHANNESBURG - Mining is a

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  • South Africa, gold mines continue poisoning communities
    South Africa, gold mines continue poisoning communities

    Radioactive dumps in communities. Johannesburg and surrounding communities’ main concern are mine mountain dumps, made up of crushed, sand-like refuse materials known as tailings produced during the mining process, a complex mixture of metals and dust particles. Read more: The Kabwe lead mine, closed over 20 years ago, is poisoning thousands of children in Zambia

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  • Gauteng’s mine dumps brimming with radioactive uranium
    Gauteng’s mine dumps brimming with radioactive uranium

    Oct 15, 2015 The 400km 2 of bright yellow mine dumps scattered around the province are laden with 600,000 tons of the radioactive heavy metal uranium, inadvertently excavated through gold mining processes over the last century. “Gold and uranium occur in the same geological environment and with gold mining, uranium is often also brought to the surface,” explains Professor Frank Winde, a North

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  • Gauteng | Department of Mineral Resources
    Gauteng | Department of Mineral Resources

    operating mines in gauteng. search. 12376 - african brick - krugersdorp. ... 15263 - afrisam east rand dumps - daggafontein 1. mine code: 15263 mine name: afrisam east rand dumps ... mine name: kloof gold mine commodity: gold, silver

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