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Fatality at Gold Fields' South Deep Mining Journal

Gold Fields has suspended operations at its South Deep mine in South Africa after a series of four seismic events in quick succession caused its first fatality for the year.

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Exploring the use of deep level gold mines in South Africa

This paper explores the viability of deep level gold mines in the Far West Rand (FWR) gold field, South Africa (SA), for underground pumped hydroelectric energy storage (UPHES). Ultra-deep, non-flooded shafts, extensive underground storage space, and abundance of water from an overlying karst aquifer make gold mines in the FWR exceptionally

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Lab at SC gold mine fined for breaking environmental rules

Dec 10, 2021 · Touted as the largest gold mine in the eastern United States, it is on a more than 4,500-acre site and includes multiple excavation pits, some of which are expected to exceed 1,000 feet deep.

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Gold News Gold Mining, Investment and Price News

Gold mining, investment and price news from MINING. The latest news on gold mines and properties, mining companies and gold prices.

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Court sides with gold fields as South DeepMINING.COM

Nov 05, 2021 · SOUTH AFRICAThe strike by National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) members that began on Nov. 2 continues at the South Deep gold mine. About 150 to 200 union members blockaded the entrances to the

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Former South Dakota mining town revitalized by underground

Oct 17, 2021 · For years, the Homestake Gold Mine was the largest and deepest gold mine in North America, producing over 40 million ounces of gold. At its peak, it

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NERSA issues generation licenceSAnews

"The 40MW solar PV plant will be constructed on the same site as the South Deep Gold Mine and all power generated by the plant will be consumed by the mine," NERSA said on Thursday. The energy regulator has noted unverified and misleading media reports that NERSA has delayed processing this application since 2021.

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Coronavirus in South Africa Outbreak closes Mponeng gold mine

May 24, 2021 · South Africa's mines, where people often work in close proximity deep underground, have often been the epicentres for other communicable diseases like tuberculosis and HIV.

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'There's a lot of money down there' the deadly cities of

Oct 24, 2021 · The rise of the burgeoning illicit gold trade, which is estimated to cost South African coffers more than £753m a year, is largely a product of the formal mining industry's collapse. Gold was

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Gold Fields Granted Approval for 40 MW Solar Plant at

(Bloomberg)- Gold Fields Ltd. said regulators approved its plan to build a 40 megawatt solar power plant at its remaining mine in South Africa. The solar plant will satisfy about 20% of the South Deep mine's electricity needs and help curb operational losses from frequent power outages, the Johannesburg-based producer said in a statement.

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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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Optimising dewatering costs on a south african gold mine

Many South African Gold Mines are geologically in proximity to the Transvaal Dolomites. This geological unit, is karstic in many areas and is very extensive. Very large volumes of ground water can be found in the dolomites, and have given rise to major dewatering problems on the mines. Hitherto, the general philosophy on the mines has been to acept these large inflows into the mine, and then

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Strongly recovering South Deep gold mine earmarked for

South Deep, which has a mineral reserve of 38-million ounces, the equivalent to close to 100 000 gold bullion bars, has a current life-of-mine of 75 years.

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Gold Miners in South Africa Dig Deeper WSJ

With few new gold strikes around the world that can be turned into profitable mines, South Africa's gold miners are planning to dig deeper than ever before to get access to rich veins.

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Gold Fields Reaches Three-Year Wage Agreement at South

The negotiations took place at a company-level in recognition of South Deep's significantly different operating model and labour profile to that of the other gold mining companies in South Africa

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Earnings surge for Gold Fields and its offspring Sibany

At an average depth of 550 metres, the mine is hardly deep by South African standards. And with the Marikana operation formerly run by Lonmin returned to profit, Sibanye is spending R3.9-billion

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World's deepest gold mine shut down due to COVID-19

World, Africa, Latest on coronavirus outbreak World's deepest gold mine shut down due to COVID-19 Global gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti says it temporarily halted operations on a voluntary

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Discovery of the Gold in 1884South African History Online

Even after it was realised that the gold reef ran both deep and wide, and the introduction in May 1890 of the MacArthur-Forrest cyanide process made recovery of gold excavated at deep levels economically feasible, the general consensus of the time was that Johannesburg's life span would not exceed 25 years.the Witwatersrand Gold Mining

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So. Africa Documentary exposes the dark history of South

'Dying for Gold New documentary lays bare the stark debt SA owes its miners' 4 July 2021 "Genocide". That is the word that Namibia-born filmmaker Richard Pakleppa uses to describe the system which saw generations of black men sent down South African mines to work in conditions that mine bosses and medical experts knew from early on would cause many of them to contract debilitating

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Mining-Induced Stress Transfer and Its Relation to a

On 27 December 2021, a $$text{M}_w$$ 1.9 seismic event occurred within a dyke in the deep-level Mponeng Gold Mine, South Africa. From the seismological network of the mine and the one from the JapaneseGerman Underground Acoustic Emission Research in South Africa (JAGUARS) group, the hypocentral depth (3,509 m), focal mechanism and aftershock location were estimated.

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Mining News. Learn about mining operations, safety and procedures. Follow new developments in the mining field.

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SA regulator approves 40MW solar plant for mining operations

Feb 26, 2021 · The 40MW solar PV plant will be constructed on the same site as the South Deep Gold Mine and all power generated by the plant will be consumed by the mine. Media StatementNERSA approves generation licence for GFI joint venture Holdings Proprietary Limited and Gold Fields Operations Limited.

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The world's biggest gold mines Top ten

1. South Deep gold mine32.8 million ounces (Moz). South Deep gold mine is the largest gold mine in the world, by reserves. Located 45km south-west of Johannesburg in the Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa, South Deep is also the seventh deepest mine in the world, with a mine depth up to 2,998m below the surface.. The managed mineral reserve at South Deep as of December 2021 stood at 32.8Moz.

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Deep in a South African gold mine, scientists drill for

May 31, 2021 · Deep in a South African gold mine, scientists drill for the heart of an earthquake. By Paul Voosen May. 31, 2021, 1100 AM. It's no easy feat to drill into the faults that cause earthquakes.

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Militia strike gold to cast a shadow over Sudan's hopes of

Feb 10, 2021 · Abdulay describes the Jebel Amer gold mine inAl Gunade is a mining and trading corporation with deep ties to Hemedti and the RSF.during Bashir's regime and his latest

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Gold's most sought-after piece of land up for grabs

Oct 28, 2021 · Extremely high-grade gold discoveries deep underground in 2021 turned Fosterville, near Bendigo, into Australia's most lucrative pure-play gold mine, with rivals such as Newcrest's Cadia mine

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South Deep gold mine trialling remote loading from surface

South Deep, the mechanised Gold Fields gold mine in western Gauteng, is putting remote loading to the test. "We're trialling remote loading from surface, where we have a person sitting in the

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South Africa Gold-Mining Companies Pay High Price to Keep

Three big South African gold-mining companies lost a combined $543 million last year—and human deaths rose for the first time in a decade Underground workers at Gold Fields' South Deep mine in

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Methods of Gold Mining Geology In

Other gold mines use underground mining, where the ore is extracted through tunnels or shafts. South Africa has the world's deepest hard rock gold mine up to 3,900 metres (12,800 ft) underground. At such depths, the heat is unbearable for humans, and air conditioning is required for the safety of the workers. The first such mine to receive air

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Problems in the mining industry in South africa ECDPM

The current turbulence in the mining industry in South Africa has its roots in several different factors. First, the fall in global demand for platinum and other minerals due to recession; second, the consequences of the Marikana disaster in destabilising labour relations; and third, the structural character of our mining industry. A great deal has been written about the first two factors, so

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