the mining industry in south africa is one of the largest in the world. it provides jobs for hundreds of thousands of people in the mining industry alone. the mining industry also indirectly provides jobs for about 400 000 with the goods and services that the mines require to run successfully.
gold mining in south africa. as in 2016 the two deepest gold mines in the world are located in south africa; anglogold ashantis mponeng gold mine which is beyond 4 kilometres deep and tautona, also an anglogold ashanti mine which extends to beyond 3.9 kilometres. at these depths the temperature of the rocks are around 60 c.
minnesota gov. mark dayton has planned trips to mines in south dakota and michigan as his administration prepares for a major decision on whether to advance copper and nickel mining on the iron range.
mining fact: the deepest mine in the world is mponeng gold mine in johannesburg, south africa the south african mining industry is responsible for large-scale development of the country. second only to nigeria, south africa has the most advanced and richest economy of all the countries on the african continent.
south africa is the fifth economy in the world involved in gold production, after china, australia, the usa and russia. gold is second largest mineral exporter in south africa after platinum group metals. although south africas gold production is in decline, still about 167 tons were mined in 2013.
six of the ten deepest mines in the world reside in a particular region of south africa, while the remaining four are located in canada and the us. mining-technology.com profiles the top ten deepest mines in the world, based on their operating depth. the list excludes currently non-operational mines
iron ore, gold rush push south africas miners to 11-year south african mining stocks havent had it this good since 2008. thanks to surging iron ore, gold and platinum-group metals, a johannesburg index of mining equities has climbed 30% this year. mining in