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Driefontein Gold Mine - Gold Fields

Driefontein Gold Mine is located in the Far West Rand Goldfields, situated in the geologically unique and world renowned Witwatersrand Basin, which remains the most significant gold depository in the history of mining. Geologically the mine is positioned within the richest formations of the Carbon Leader and Ventersdorp...

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West Driefontein - Wikipedia

West Driefontein was a mining company belonging to the Goldfields Group, approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) outside Carletonville next to Blyvooruitsig and East Driefontein. It used to be the richest gold mine in the world. References[edit]. ^ Jump up to: "Main Place West Driefontein". Census 2011. Stub icon...

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Gold Fields Ltd Gold Mine - Driefontein - South Africa - Mining ...

Driefontein is located in South Africa's West Wits Line goldfield, about 60km south west of Johannesburg. Driefontein Consolidated Ltd (Driefontein) was created in 1981 with the merger of the West Driefontein and East Driefontein mines. In January 1998, Gold Fields Ltd assumed management responsibility for the...

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Goldfields West Golf Club

Welcome to Goldfields West Golf Club. Our magnificent course was designed by the one and only Bob Grimsdell. Construction of the course was completed in 1950. We have wildlife in abundance, including springbuck, blesbuck, impala, and troops of monkeys (no,we are not referring to our golfer friends )...

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Driefontein Mine (East Driefontein Mine; West Driefontein Mine ...

Driefontein Mine (East Driefontein Mine; West Driefontein Mine), Carletonville, Western Sector, Far West Rand (West Wits Line), West Rand District (West Rand), Witwatersrand field, Gauteng Province, South Africa : Gold mine operated by Sibanye Gold. In September 1999 East Driefontein and West Driefontein gold mines...

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THE FLOODING AT THE WEST DRIEFONTEIN MlNE - SAIMM

The inrush of water into the West Driefontein mine, the biggest gold producer in the world, which began on 26th October, 1968 and continued unabated for 23 days before the flood was stemmed, was unprecedented in the history of mining. Also unprecedented were the tremendous efforts and organization which made it.

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Driefontein - Sibanye-Stillwater

Located near regional urban centres where it can routinely obtain supplies, the mine was formed from the amalgamation of the East Driefontein and West Driefontein ... Gold production of 13,919kg (447,500oz) was 9% lower than 2015, predominantly as a result of lower underground volumes, which were affected by shaft...

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Driefontein history - Sibanye-Stillwater

Intensive drilling carried out between 1962 and 1963 indicates the viability of an area adjoining West Driefontein mine and the East Driefontein Gold Mining Company Limited is registered on 3 May 1968. 1968. Disaster strikes in October 1968 when a stope in the 8 Shaft area and the entire East Driefontein development...

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• West Driefontein Gold Mining Company • Johannesburg • Gauteng •

Driefontein Consolidated Limited. T The company conducts gold mining operations at East Driefontein and West Driefontein mines. The company owns mineral rights over areas ...

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SOUTH AFRICA: GOLD MINING - YouTube

Jul 21, 2015 ... English/Nat International gold sales recently plunged the price of the precious metal to a 22-year low. Despite protests from all quarters the sales are set ...

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Technical papers - Association of Mine Managers South Africa ...

Pre-Extraction of a Shaft Pillar on Western Areas Gold Mining Co: Author: BR Smit; JV James; PJ DE Wet; K Van Olden. Preparation for Mining the No 2A Sub-Shaft Pillar at the Hartebeestfontein Division of Avgold: Author: I N Sinclair (Manager: Production South); J D Bosman (Rock Mechanics Engineer: Hartebeestfontein...

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Gold Fields finally sets production and cost target for South Deep

Feb 16, 2017 ... Miners at Gold Fields' Driefontein mine, west of Johannesburg. File Picture: SOWETAN. Gold Fields has at last set a production and cost target for its South Deep mine in SA, saying on Thursday the mine, which needs a further R2.28bn of investment, would generate 500,000oz of gold a year at an all-in...

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Threats and opportunities for post-closure ... - (SciELO) SA

Threats and opportunities for post-closure development in dolomitic gold mining areas of the West Rand and Far West Rand (South Africa) – a hydraulic view part 1: .... West Driefontein GM applied to government for permission to dewater overlying dolomitic compartments in an effort to reduce the ever-increasing pumping...

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Coughing up for Gold | Daily Maverick

Sibanye Gold, from a corporate perspective, has a good story to tell. It is South Africa's largest gold producer. Its two West Witwatersrand mines are two of the world's richest ever gold mines. As far back as 2005, Driefontein produced its 100 millionth ounce of gold. At a conference in Denver last year, Sibanye's CEO Neal...

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THE WATER “BOMB”:

The Bank Compartment flooded the West Driefontein Gold mine on the 26th October, 1968, two weeks after the Deputy Minister of mines had been warned by Stoch senior of such a possibility. The function of the FWRDWA was to manage all water related issues and compensate those suffering losses resulting from...

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List of subsidiaries of the registrant - SEC.gov

Living Gold Proprietary Limited, incorporated in South Africa. M Janse van Rensburg Proprietary Limited, incorporated in South Africa. ORYX Ventures Proprietary Limited, incorporated in South Africa. St. Helena Hospital Proprietary Limited, incorporated in South Africa. West Driefontein Gold Mining Company Limited,...

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Goldfields West Golf Club - Contact details

Physical Address: West Driefontein Mine, Carltonville. Postal Address: P.O. Box 111, Carletonville, 2500, South Africa. Telephone: +27 (0)18 7811570. Fax: +27 (0)18-7211220. E-mail: [email protected]

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Archaeal Diversity in Waters from Deep South African Gold Mines

All samples used in this study were obtained from gold mines owned and operated by Gold Fields Ltd. of South Africa. Three of the mines, the East and West Driefontein (now Driefontein Consolidated) and Kloof mines, form a loose cluster of shaft complexes on the West Rand about 70 km west of Johannesburg near...

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List of gold mines in South Africa - AditNow

32 results ... Searchable database of gold mines in South Africa from AditNow, the leading online resource for mine explorers and mining historians.

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The location map of the West Rand and West Wits Line ...

4 Shaft of West Driefontein mine, overwhelming the capacity of the pumps (Cousens and Garrett, 1969). The flow continued for 23 days before it was stemmed. All 1400 miners in the area of No. 4 shaft were safely evacuated, but production at the mine, at that time the world ' s biggest gold producer, was severely affected.

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THE TOP TEN DEEPEST MINES IN THE WORLD - Drilling Today

AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng gold mine, located south-west of Johannesburg in South Africa, is AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng mine is located in Gauteng province of South Africa. .... Driefontein Consolidated Ltd (Driefontein) was created in 1981 with the merger of the West Driefontein and East Driefontein mines.

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Analysis of Contributions to the PM10 concentration in a gold mine ...

Aug 1, 2011 ... to determine the possible contributions to the PM10 concentration at a mine village. (West Village, Driefontein Mine, near Carletonville). Main findings. Although the data did not allow the inclusion of non-identified or “unknown” sources, allocation of the impact at the receptor point to the identified sources...

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Working at Sibanye Gold: Employee Reviews | Indeed.co.za

Sibanye gold protection services has only 1 advantage, the great salary for a security company. Other than that there is not job security, no advancement, uninspiring supervisors who only threaten us, lack of uniform and some rude mine employees who probably think security guards are dogs. Another issue is transferring...

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Goldfields West Golf Club | South Africa | Weather | GolfWeather.com

Goldfields West Golf Club. West Driefontein Mine, Carletonville, West Rand District Municipality, Gauteng 2500, South Africa +27 18 781 1570 http://www.goldfieldswestgolfclub.co.za/. Weather Sponsored By. 7 Day Summary Add To Course Favourites · Send Forecast to Friends...

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Sibanye earnings soar, but lowers 2016 gold output target - Miningmx

Oct 27, 2016 ... SIBANYE Gold downgraded its full-year gold production target following interruptions at its Driefontein mine west of Johannesburg, but said full-year share earnings would be about 200% higher year-on-year. Production was expected to be 1.71 million ounces, some 3% lower than previously forecast at a...

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60 years of karst research in the Far West Rand, South ... - CiteSeerX

Aug 28, 2014 ... Surface area of outcropping dolomite. Karoo outliers. Karst spring. Karst spring (dry due to dewatering). Boundaries of mine lease areas. Gold mines (GM) in the Far West Rand (original names). 1 Doornfontein GM. 6 Elandsrand GM. 2 Blyvooruitzicht GM. 7 Western Deep Levels GM. 3 West-Driefontein GM.

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Publications - Association of Mine Resident Engineers of South Africa

Askania Control as Applied to G H H Compressors & an Account of an Inherent Fault in the Control of a Machine Installed at Randfontein Estates Gold Mining Company ... Design Problems Encountered at the New Reduction Works, St Helena Gold Mines, M J Felix ... 3 Shaft, Western Deep Levels, E R Koch...

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Gold Mining - Ekala Eco Tours

Gold Reef City: Only remaining gold mine in the Johannesburg area that has an operational shaft, shaft 14, crown mines (tourists only – not an operational mine). One of hundreds of original shafts along the east west arc of gold bearing rock south of Johannesburg. This gold mine we do take an underground tour to the...

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Top Five Deepest Mines In The World | Mining Industry | Fincham

Aug 15, 2017 ... They make use of both longwall and scattered mining methods to get the job done. Driefontein Mine. Kusasalethu Gold Mine. Located 75km West of Johannesburg, the Kusasalethu has made it as number five on our list. The mine was formerly known as Elandskraal Gold Mine when its operation started in...

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gold mine News - Geotechpedia

A miner at the South Deep gold mine south of Johannesburg. Themba Hadebe / AP. CAPE TOWN // Four kilometres under the earth and it is hotter than the burning sands of Abu Dhabi's Empty Quarter on a summers' day.At the West Driefontein gold mine to the west of Johannesburg, a small crew of men brave heat under a...

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A historiography on past scientific research and ... - NWU-IR Home

to the Geology of the West Rand”, Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa, XL, July 1937, pp. 130,. 139; WM ..... 22 See for example B Krapez, “A sedimental study of the Ventersdorp contact reef at East Driefontein Gold Mine, .... involvement (West Driefontein Gold Mine and the Far West Rand Dolomitic.

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Latest General Worker Mines jobs in Carletonville - JobisJob South ...

MPONENG GOLD MINE IS LOOKING FOR WORKERS. Agency company - Carletonville, Gauteng. New shaft open for UNEMPLOYED people Diesel mechanic N courses (N1-N5) Security officer Plumbers Winch operator Dump Truck operators Grader For more info call MR ledwaba general of in Carletonville, North West...

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Gold - Chamber of Mines South Africa

In the 20th century the large gold mines on the West Wits line were established, and towns like Carletonville and Klerksdorp became important and busy centres around the world-famous gold mines viz Kloof, Driefontein and Western Deep levels. For many years South Africa was the world's primary gold producer. The glory...

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Sibanye Gold Ltd (SBGL.N) Company Profile | Reuters.com

Sibanye Gold Limited, incorporated on December 12, 2002, is an independent, global precious metal mining company. ... Its other projects in the Southern Africa region include Burnstone, Kloof Decline, Driefontein decline, The West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (WRTRP) and The Southern Free State (SOFS) project.

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Uranium Mine Ownership - South Africa - WISE Uranium Project

Nov 22, 2017 ... Driefontein (in tailings) Dec. 31, 2014, Reserves, Resources. proven, probable, measured, indicated, inferred. Size: 8,587 t U, 8,587 t U. "Ore" grade: 0.0054% U, 0.0054% U ... Western Area. The uranium recovery plant of the mine was closed in 1998 for economic reasons. Gold Fields Ltd...

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designing a dewatering plan for the ruashi mine in the democratic ...

Sep 10, 2013 ... Mr Lukas for software availability. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to field technical assistants at Ruashi Mine and all ... work, I acknowledge the invaluable support that was generously provided by Ruashi Mine. Technical Services .... 2.2.1 West Driefontein Underground Gold Mine, South Africa .

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Nine killed in accident at Gold Fields' South Deep mine

May 1, 2008 ... Nine people died at Gold Fields' South Deep gold mine on Thursday, after a cage fell two levels down the mine shaft, South African trade union Solidarity said in a statement. ... In a separate incident, also this week, four miners died following an underground accident at Gold Fields' Driefontein mine.

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South African mining is in crisis - Deep trouble - The Economist

Jul 8, 2017 ... Most of the world's deepest (and historically richest) gold mines are clustered some 70km (40 miles) south-west of Johannesburg. The deeper they go, the more expensive and difficult the work of extracting the ore. Most mines are mature (Driefontein is 65 years old), and the cost of extracting the gold may...

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Sibanye Gold's holistic approach big boost for mining's image

Aug 1, 2016 ... It has cut costs and increased production at the deep Driefontein and Kloof gold mines on the West Wits and at Beatrix, in the Free State. The acquisition of the Cooke surface and underground operations near Randfontein have boosted its tailings retreatment plans, and buying the Burnstone gold project for...

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SEC-Caving: West Driefontein Cave by Gerrie Pretorius

Dec 17, 2014 ... This wasn't because we didn't want to go, but organising access to a cave next to a gold mine can be long process, especially when there are strikes and changes in ownership and personnel, but at last we managed to get access thanks to Pete Kenyon. On the 9th of November 2014 we set off to visit this...

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