east rand gold tailings

East Rand Gold And Uranium Gold Mine information

Ergo started in 1978 to treat tailings dams in the East Rand to recover gold and uranium and produce sulphuric acid and was the largest surface retreatment plant in the world. In later years a CIL plant was added to treat lower grade material and uranium and acid production ceased.

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DRDGOLD, Mintails announce East Rand gold tailings ...

2007-6-7  DRDGOLD, Mintails announce East Rand gold tailings treatment joint venture and agreement with Anglogold Ashanti 07 June 2007. DRDGOLD and Mintails Limited (ASX: MLI) today announced the formation of a new joint venture (“the JV”) between Mintails SA (Pty) Limited (“Mintails SA”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mintails Limited, and DRDGOLD South African Operations (Pty) Limited ...

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Ergo Mining JV breathes new life into East Rand

2008-3-18  Retreated tailings will be deposited at first on Ergo’s landmark Brakpan tailings dam and subsequently on the adjacent Withok tailings dam footprint. While conservative current financial and operating planning anticipates a life of 12 years for Ergo, the company has potential access to 1.7 billion tonnes of gold tailings on the East Rand ...

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Gold Mine Tailings: A Potential Source of Silica Sand for ...

2020-5-16  The study area (Figure1) was situated in the eastern region of the East Rand Basin within the Blesbokspruit catchment (26 10 0 12”S, 28 27 0 52”E) in the Gauteng province of South Africa. The materials used in this study included gold mine tailings (MT) that were logically collected

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Guidelines for Retreatment of SA gold tailings: MINTEK’s ...

2021-6-23  In the West Rand, East Rand and Central Gauteng region it was estimated that there are more than 500 gold mining dumps of which 350 are in the Johannesburg region, covering about 320 000 hectares of surface area. Due to the high cost of primary gold mining in South Africa and the prime real estate occupied by some of these dumps, reprocessing to recover economic value from minerals and

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Resurgence in Johannesburg’s Gold Tailings

2008-5-30  The Elsburg tailings complex comprises 171.6 million mt at a grade of 0.3 g/t of gold for 1.67 million oz of contained gold. It is expected that the gold recovery rate will be about 50%. At that stage the plan is for Ergo Mining to produce 75,000 oz/y of gold. The

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Mining Weekly - R400m reopening of pioneering East

2007-10-26  R400m reopening of pioneering East Rand gold-from-dumps operation. 26th October 2007 By: Martin Creamer - Creamer Media Editor. ... with the exception of the nearby Withok tailings complex.

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Success of tailings retreatment stands out in lacklustre ...

2019-3-22  DRDGold recovers gold from the retreatment of surface tailings on the East Rand and the West Rand, employing 2 450 people, of whom 1 020 are

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A Remote-Sensing and GIS-Based Integrated Approach

The Witwatersrand gold field, located in the vicinity of Johannesburg, has been mined for more than a century. The Witwatersrand Mining Basin is covered with an excess of 400 km² of covered tailings heaps, thus affecting a considerable area and large watersheds. Tailings dams, waste rocks and derelict lands can lead to regional environmental problems and disseminate potentially toxic materials into the environment. This paper describes a collaborative project between the South African Council for Geoscience (CGS) and the French Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM) Geological Surveys, on an Earth Observation and GIS-based integrated methodology for rapid spatial screening and source characterization of hazards associated with gold slime dam features at the local to the regional scale in the Witwatersrand gold

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Minerals Free Full-Text Gold Mine Tailings: A ...

The study area was situated in the eastern region of the East Rand Basin within the Blesbokspruit catchment (26°10′12″S, 28°27′52″E) in the Gauteng province of South Africa. The materials used in this study included gold mine tailings (MT) that were logically collected from four different spots at an interval of 100 m for a fair ...

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east rand gold mine south africa. east africa gold mine BIG is busy finalising the acquisition of an interest in ERPM, a 125-year-old underground gold mining operation on the Witwatersrand Basin in Boksburg, to the east of Johannesburg, South Africa Overview: ERPM was the deepest mine in the world until 2008 (when it closed) at 3,585 metres in ...

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Guidelines for Retreatment of SA gold tailings: MINTEK’s ...

2021-6-23  In the West Rand, East Rand and Central Gauteng region it was estimated that there are more than 500 gold mining dumps of which 350 are in the Johannesburg region, covering about 320 000 hectares of surface area. Due to the high cost of primary gold mining in South Africa and the prime real estate occupied by some

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Operations Manager - Tailings (mining - gold) - East

Operations Manager - Tailings (mining - gold) - East Rand - Brakpan Kwena Human Capital Our client in the mining and industrial services industry is looking for an Operations Manager (Tailings - Mining) to join their team on the East Rand. The purpose of the role is to lead multiple projects, against scope, safety, time, quality, cost and ...

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Egoli Consolidated East Rand Gold Mine Near Springs,

The Egoli Consolidated East Rand Gold Mine is near Springs, South Africa. The Egoli Consolidated East Rand Gold Mine is a surface mining operation. Mine operations consist of surface workings. There is one known shaft. Mine capacity in 1981 was 2200 mt ore/day with a production unit cost of 8 $/mt ore.

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R400m reopening of pioneering East Rand gold-from

2007-10-26  R400m reopening of pioneering East Rand gold-from-dumps operation ... the operation treated 870-million tons of gold-mine tailings material that was water-pumped from old tailings

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Resurgence in Johannesburg’s Gold Tailings

2008-5-30  That, coupled with DRD’s surface tailings resources, meant there was a match. In its own right, outside the joint venture Mintails owns the rights to process and extract gold and uranium from over 305 million mt of slimes, sands and rock tailings materials located on the West Rand. This provides it with a gold

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Success of tailings retreatment stands out in lacklustre ...

2019-3-22  DRDGold recovers gold from the retreatment of surface tailings on the East Rand and the West Rand, employing 2 450 people, of whom 1 020 are on a permanent basis.

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Competent Persons’ Report on the West Rand Tailings ...

Persons’ Report (CPR) on the West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (the WRTRP or the Project) located in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. DRDGOLD is a midtier gold production company focused exclusively on the retre- atment and reclamation of historical surface gold tailings storage facilities (H -TSFs).

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Causes and environmental impact of the gold-tailings

2018-11-1  The local tailings hydrology systems included one outer and two main dam lakes, infilling water channels, a subsidiary lake and an emergency siphon spillway (Figs. 2B, 4). At the time of dam breakage, the pond of a 5.1 million m 3 capacity was filled by 4.6 million m 3 of the pulverized gold-processing tailings. The facility remained shut down ...

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east rand gold mine south africa -

east rand gold mine south africa. east africa gold mine BIG is busy finalising the acquisition of an interest in ERPM, a 125-year-old underground gold mining operation on the Witwatersrand Basin in Boksburg, to the east of Johannesburg, South Africa Overview: ERPM was the deepest mine in the world until 2008 (when it closed) at 3,585 metres in ...

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Egoli Consolidated East Rand Gold Mine Near Springs,

The Egoli Consolidated East Rand Gold Mine is near Springs, South Africa. The Egoli Consolidated East Rand Gold Mine is a surface mining operation. Mine operations consist of surface workings. There is one known shaft. Mine capacity in 1981 was 2200 mt ore/day with a production unit cost of 8 $/mt ore.

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Operations Manager - Tailings (mining - gold) - East

Operations Manager - Tailings (mining - gold) - East Rand - Brakpan Kwena Human Capital Our client in the mining and industrial services industry is looking for an Operations Manager (Tailings - Mining) to join their team on the East Rand. The purpose of the role is to lead multiple projects, against scope, safety, time, quality, cost and ...

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Guidelines for Retreatment of SA gold tailings: MINTEK’s ...

2021-6-23  In the West Rand, East Rand and Central Gauteng region it was estimated that there are more than 500 gold mining dumps of which 350 are in the Johannesburg region, covering about 320 000 hectares of surface area. Due to the high cost of primary gold mining in South Africa and the prime real estate occupied by some

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[PDF] Guidelines for Retreatment of SA gold tailings ...

In the West Rand, East Rand and Central Gauteng region it was estimated that there are more than 500 gold mining dumps of which 350 are in the Johannesburg region, covering about 320 000 hectares of surface area. Due to the high cost of primary gold mining in South Africa and the prime real estate occupied by some of these dumps, reprocessing to recover economic value from minerals and land ...

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The impact of gold mining on the Witwatersrand on

2012-6-15  Most gold mines, particularly on the Central Rand, East Rand and West Rand, were abandoned or liquidated before the environmental and health impacts caused by them became evident. Many of the remaining mines have experienced changes in ownership or been amalgamated into larger companies such as DRD Gold which is an amalgamation of Mintails and ...

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End game - MIning Decisions

The gold dumps on the West Rand contain more uranium than those on the East and Central Rand. According to Max Manoeli, Harmony’s senior investor relations co-ordinator, ‘it is crucial to bear in mind that the tailings dams are not naturally occurring resources and

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The impact of gold mining on the Witwatersrand on

Mining of gold in the Welkom and Virginia areas of the Free State Province in South Africa has produced numerous gold mine tailings, which contain a variety of contaminants. The extent of contamination of groundwater in the area was studied by measuring several water quality indicators at eight sampling sites, and within three zones.

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DRDGOLD gets the benefit of West Rand tailings

2020-1-31  The tailings retreatment specialist says its interim results include the first period of full production at Far West Gold Recoveries. DRDGOLD will report a return to profitability for the first six months of its financial year thanks to the West Rand mine

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Tailings management Sibanye-Stillwater

2021-7-15  Sibanye-Stillwater is committed to the safe and environmentally responsible stewardship of our tailings storage facilities. Tailings facilities store a mine’s primary waste stream. Without proper management, these facilities can pose a significant risk to the natural and social environment. Catastrophic tailings facility failures can devastate the environment and destroy lives and ...

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