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The Wake of South Africa's Abandoned Gold Mines

2021-10-23  South Africa’s Mount Everest of Mine Dumps once stood here. It was officially the tallest mine dump in the world before it met its match. (File Photo: 27 June 2016) Mariette Liefferink from the Federation for a Sustainable Environment standing at one of the Acid Mine

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Mine Dumps in South Africa: an Ownership Dilemma

2 天前  The South African landscape is filled with mine dumps bearing testament to South Africa’s rich mining heritage. In laymen’s terms the phrase ‘mine dump’ refers to an area where excess material containing forms of mineral(s) were left (either valuable or of no value to the miner) by the person who won the minerals from the earth in accordance with his/her right or entitlement to mine.

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How mine dumps in South Africa affect the health of

2018-5-2  There were five pre-selected five mine dumps in Gauteng and North West provinces of South Africa. The mine dumps were included in the study based on their

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The Haunting Legacy of South Africa’s Gold Mines Yale

2015-11-12  The former apartheid government placed many settlements near or even on top of the mining waste dumps. In 2013, mining companies produced 562,000 times as much waste as gold, according to the South African Chamber of Mines. A decade

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Mining mine dumps in South Africa: the interests of

2016-5-26  South Africa is a country rich in mineral resources. The prevalence of mine dumps across the landscape in many parts of the country is a reminder that the mining industry is an integral part of the South African economy. Mine dumps are not merely waste material or the remnants of mining operations. Valuable mineral deposits may remain in these dumps. Mine dumps are valuable assets and

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High blood pressure and exposure to dust from gold mine

There was a high prevalence of high blood pressure among the elderly living close to gold mine dumps in South Africa. • There was a statistically significant association between community proximity to gold mine dumps and high blood pressure. • Unrehabilitated mine dumps are a public threat.

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New gold rush flattens Johannesburg's famous mining

2014-1-8  Hundreds of massive dumps of “tailings,” the waste product left from more than a century of gold mining, dot the area in and around South Africa's largest city.

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The Toxic Landscape of Johannesburg's Gold Mines WIRED

2014-6-18  The Toxic Landscape of Johannesburg's Gold Mines. More than a century of gold mining has left towering piles of bleached mine waste, known as "tailings," all

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Joburg's iconic mine dumps are a health risk, say

2012-12-14  According to the Federation for a Sustainable Environment, the Witwatersrand is the world’s largest gold and uranium mining basin with the extraction, from more than 120 mines, of 43 500 tonnes

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Converting Tailings Dumps into Deloitte South Africa

2021-10-21  Several commercially profitable enterprises have also been set up with the sole intention of retreating tailings dumps arising from South Africa’s Witwatersrand gold processing operations. According to Munyar Chirisa, a chemical engineer and senior

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Mining mine dumps in South Africa: the interests of

2016-5-26  South Africa is a country rich in mineral resources. The prevalence of mine dumps across the landscape in many parts of the country is a reminder that the mining industry is an integral part of the South African economy. Mine dumps are not merely waste material or the remnants of mining operations. Valuable mineral deposits may remain in these

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Thousands of South Africans Live Near Toxic Mine Dumps

2012-11-21  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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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Mine dumps in South Africa: an

2 天前  The South African landscape is filled with mine dumps bearing testament to South Africa's rich mining heritage. In laymen's terms the phrase 'mine dump' refers to an area where excess material containing forms of mineral(s) were left (either valuable or of no value to the miner) by the person who won the minerals from the earth in accordance with his/her right or entitlement to mine.

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New gold rush flattens Johannesburg's famous mining

2014-1-8  Hundreds of massive dumps of “tailings,” the waste product left from more than a century of gold mining, dot the area in and around South Africa's largest city.

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South Africa hasn't protected residents from gold mine

2016-10-12  South Africa has failed to protect residents affected by pollution from contaminated water and mine dumps over more than 130 years of gold mining near Johannesburg, an independent investigation by

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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, leaving tailings with high uranium

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Joburg's iconic mine dumps are a health risk, say

2012-12-14  South Africa was the first country to legislate the issue, according to Malcolm J McPherson in "The Hazardous Nature of Dusts": "The first legislation for mine

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Indoor and outdoor PM10 levels at schools located near

2017-1-6  Few studies in South Africa have investigated the exposure of asthmatic learners to indoor and outdoor air pollution at schools. This study compared outdoor PM10 and SO2 exposure levels in exposed (1–2 km from gold mine dumps) and unexposed schools (5 km or more from gold mine dumps). It also examined exposure of asthmatic children to indoor respirable dust at exposed and unexposed

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Mining Businesses For Sale in South Africa, 26 Available

Jv In Operational Diamond Mine Angola; Location: Angola, South Africa Description: Angola is the third-largest producer of diamonds in Africa and has still only explored 40% of

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Gold rush's toxic legacy lingers The Mail & Guardian

2015-10-22  Gold rush’s toxic legacy lingers. Mark Olalde. 22 Oct 2015. On the border of Johannesburg and Soweto, the Riverlea community nestles among tailings piles to both the north and south. Unlined and

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Thousands of South Africans Live Near Toxic Mine Dumps

2012-11-21  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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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Mine dumps in South Africa: an

2 天前  The South African landscape is filled with mine dumps bearing testament to South Africa's rich mining heritage. In laymen's terms the phrase 'mine dump' refers to an area where excess material containing forms of mineral(s) were left (either valuable or of no value to the miner) by the person who won the minerals from the earth in accordance with his/her right or entitlement to mine.

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New gold rush flattens Johannesburg's famous mining

2014-1-8  Hundreds of massive dumps of “tailings,” the waste product left from more than a century of gold mining, dot the area in and around South Africa's largest city.

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Waste rock dumps Harmony Gold

2020-11-13  FY20 performance. In FY20, the waste rock dumps achieved a rise in production due to an increase in ore milled and recovered grade. Their year-on-year performance benefitted from the reduction in underground production during the national lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa.

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How mine dumps affect the health of communities living

2018-5-6  JOHANNESBURG Mining is a major economic activity in many developing countries. In South Africa, mining of gold, coal and other natural resources has played a

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Gold Mine tours Johannesburg and Gauteng mining tour

2021-10-19  Gold Mines of Savuka, TauTona and Mponeng that make up the most technically advanced mines in the world. Additionally the deepest gold mines, not only in South Africa, but in the world. Gold bearing reef layers are known as the Main Reef Main Reef Leader South Reef and were collectively called the Main Reef Group of Conglomerates.

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South African Communities Living Amongst Toxic Waste

2014-6-20  The century-long gold mining industry in South Africa left behind billions of tons of toxic waste that is still a part of the daily landscape of millions of South Africans. London-based photographer Jason Larkin examined this subject in Tales from the City of Gold

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South Africa's gold mine crisis BBC News

2013-7-11  Wildcat strikes are common in South Africa's mines. But Loane Sharp, a labour analyst with Adcorp, says the complaints made by the mining companies about the price of gold (over which they have no

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South Deep Gold Mine, Gauteng Province, South Africa

2021-10-6  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

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Indoor and outdoor PM10 levels at schools located near

2017-1-6  Few studies in South Africa have investigated the exposure of asthmatic learners to indoor and outdoor air pollution at schools. This study compared outdoor PM10 and SO2 exposure levels in exposed (1–2 km from gold mine dumps) and unexposed schools (5 km or more from gold mine dumps). It also examined exposure of asthmatic children to indoor respirable dust at exposed and unexposed

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