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Re-Processing Gold Tailings in South Africa

The South African gold and uranium producer, Gold Fields Mining SA (Pty) Limited, is developing a flowsheet to treat historic tailings as well as current arisings from their gold operations, to recover uranium, acid and additional gold (the Driefontein project).

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Elikhulu, and The Value Of Tailings PAN African

18/03/2020  This is demonstrated at South Africa’s newest tailings retreatment plant, the Elikhulu Tailings Retreatment Plant, owned and operated by mid-tier African miner Pan African Resources. Pan African Resources has successfully started to exploit the over 200 Mt (million tons) of gold tailings accumulated over 70 years of gold mining at its Evander Gold Mining Operation.

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THE COMPOSITION AND STATE OF GOLD TAILINGS

investigate the composition and state of South African gold tailings on the far West Rand gold reefs. Samples for this project were collected from the pond areas of two impoundments, and from the tailings

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Mining Weekly - Gold tailings retreatment an attractive ...

14/10/2016  Meanwhile, Pan African’s Barberton Tailings Retreatment Plant (BTRP) produced 28 590 oz of gold at an exceptionally low all-in sustaining cost of $332/oz. It also increased gold production

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

The gold tailings samples for the test work were sourced from various mining locations in South Africa as shown in Table 1. The samples were analysed individually in order to evaluate variability in chemical and metallurgical response. Table 1. Tailings dump samples.

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DRDGold: South Africa’s largest tailings project kicks ...

22/11/2018  DRDGold has embarked on the first phase of what will be one of the largest tailings recovery operations in South Africa. According to CEO, Niel Pretorius, the tailings retreatment facility will bring additional cash flow into the business while delivering massive environmental and sustainability benefits to the larger West Rand.

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Baseline status of microbial activity on gold tailings ...

01/02/2018  Abandoned pyrite-rich gold tailings storage facilities (TSF) pose numerous threats to the environment and requires rehabilitation according to legislation. In the South-African rehabilitation industry, the establishment of vegetation is a common practice. The primary aim of mine rehabilitation is to create surface stability and secondary to restore and re-establish a sustainable functional ecosystem. One of the key challenges in mine

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Converting Tailings Dumps into Mineral Resources Energy ...

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 manager of Deloitte, any tailings dump can be considered a potential mineral asset as long as it contains economic quantities of the mineral or metal

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Tailings management Sibanye-Stillwater

17/06/2021  Sibanye-Stillwater has 41 tailings storage facilities under current management as listed below – both in South Africa and the United States – most of which were inherited through recent acquisitions. All our facilities in South Africa (SA) are built in an upstream direction.

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BLYVOOR GOLD TAILINGS PROJECT - Katoro Gold

BLYVOOR GOLD TAILINGS PROJECT, SOUTH AFRICA AIM:KAT 3. BLYVOOR GOLD MINE HISTORY AIM:KAT 4 The Blyvoor Gold Mine, inclusive of the TSF site is located 75km south west of Johannesburg in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. It lies approximately 6 km south of Carletonville. During 2015 and 2016, Blyvoor Gold negotiated and bought the mining right and certain surface

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DRDGold: South Africa’s largest tailings project kicks ...

22/11/2018  AUTHOR: Sascha-Lee Solomonds, Mining Review Africa content editor He notes that the acquisition increases DRDGOLD’s gold reserves by approximately 82%. DRDGOLD has secured a R300 million revolving credit facility from ABSA Bank, which has allowed the company to commence with the first phase of its planned twophase development of its new tailings recovery project.

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The environmental impact of gold mine tailings footprints ...

Gold mining in South Africa resulted in vast volumes of tailings, which have been deposited in impoundments. Poor management of most of the tailings dams resulted in the escape of seepage, adversely affecting soils and water quality. Some tailings dams have been partially or completely reclaimed leaving contaminated footprints. These zones pose a serious threat to the underlying

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THE COMPOSITION AND STATE OF GOLD TAILINGS

investigate the composition and state of South African gold tailings on the far West Rand gold reefs. Samples for this project were collected from the pond areas of two impoundments, and from the tailings delivery slurry. Individual layers in a tailings deposit, whether fine or coarse, are made up of mixtures of tailings sands (particles larger than 63 11m) and tailings slimes (particles ...

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Massive new gold tailings ... - Mining Review Africa

22/11/2017  Southern Africa; Massive new gold tailings retreatment venture established in South Africa . Nov 22, 2017. 0. views. Gold majors Sibanye-Stillwater and DRDGOLD have entered into an agreement to develop a massive surface tailings retreatment business. Sibanye-Stillwater has entered into various agreements with DRDGOLD in Sibanye-Stillwater will exchange selected surface gold

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Gold Mining in Barberton PAN African

09/04/2020  The low-cost, high-grade tailings retreatment plants are helping Pan African Resources reinforce its market position as one of South Africa’s lowest-cost gold mining companies. 46.5% of the group’s production is now from these low-cost, environmentally friendly surface tailings operations.

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CHAPTER 2 LITERATURE REVIEW

A brief history of the South African gold mining industry is given with emphasis on the geology and mineralogy of the two principal gold producing areas: the Witwatersrand Gold Fields and the Barberton Gold Fields. This is followed by a detailed examination of the physical and chemical processes employed to recover the gold valuables, which produce the tailings by-product to be disposed of ...

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Tailings management Sibanye-Stillwater

17/06/2021  In South Africa, the principle management guidance document for tailings storage facilities is SANS 10286, the origin of which dates back to 1998. This standard contains fundamental objectives, the principles and minimum requirements for best practice, all aimed at ensuring that no unavoidable risks, problems and/or legacies are left to future generations. The standard does not,

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The Toxic Landscape of Johannesburg's Gold Mines

18/06/2014  More than a century of gold mining has left towering piles of bleached mine waste, known as "tailings," all over Johannesburg's landscape. Discovery of gold in the region in 1886 led to the ...

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From Tailings to Treasure? Miners Make Money

07/05/2015  DRD Gold, one of the first South African companies to abandon traditional mining to focus on extracting gold from tailings. New technology allows it to recover up to 40% of the gold left in particle form in tailings. DRD Gold extracted 33,600 ounces of gold, worth nearly US$40 million, in the last quarter of 2013.

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African Mines Mining in Africa - Pan African

Our African Mines Strong assets have positioned Pan African Resources as one of South Africa’s high-margin gold miners. From one of the oldest and richest working gold mines in the world, to modern, innovative and highly automated tailings retreatment plants, our asset portfolio has the capacity to produce 200 000 high-margin, high-quality ounces per annum.

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South Deep Gold Mine, Gauteng Province, South Africa

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 also has a large resource base of uranium. Mining at the deep-level mechanised ...

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

16/05/2020  Gold Mine Tailings: A Potential Source of Silica Sand for Glass Making Uchenna Okereafor 1,* , Mamookho Makhatha 1, Lukhanyo Mekuto 2 and Vuyo Mavumengwana 3 1 Department of Metallurgy, School of Mining, Metallurgy and Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg 2006, South Africa;

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Health effects in populations living around the ...

Health effects in populations living around the uraniferous gold mine tailings in South Africa: gaps and opportunities for research. Schonfeld SJ(1), Winde F(2), Albrecht C(3), Kielkowski D(4), Liefferink M(5), Patel M(6), Sewram V(7), Stoch L(2), Whitaker C(8), Schüz J(9); workshop participants. Collaborators: Dennis I, Plessis J, Erasmus E, Harris M, Joffe M, Khan R, Kootbodien T, Naicker N ...

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A laboratory investigation on the performance of South ...

A laboratory investigation on the performance of South African acid producing gold mine tailings and its possible use in mine reclamation. Gcasamba SP(1), Ramasenya K(1), Ekolu S(2), Vadapalli VRK(1). Author information: (1)Council for Geoscience , Pretoria , South Africa. (2)Department of Civil Engineering Science, University of Johannesburg , Auckland Park , South Africa. This paper presents ...

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Harmony Gold Mining bioenergy project on tailings ...

01/08/2014  Harmony Gold Mining bioenergy project on tailings. VIASPACE partner Selectra and Harmony Gold Mining Co recently formally announced Harmony’s implementation of the first bioenergy project on mining property in South Africa. The goal of the project is to grow energy crops—sugar beets and Giant King Grass–on contaminated mine affected lands ...

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The Toxic Landscape of Johannesburg's Gold Mines

18/06/2014  More than a century of gold mining has left towering piles of bleached mine waste, known as "tailings," all over Johannesburg's landscape. Discovery of gold in the region in 1886 led to the ...

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Brief history of gold mining in South Africa - Mining for ...

Boom period for South African gold mining with production peaking at over 1,000 tonnes 1973 Durban strikes saw the resurgence of the trade union activity that would culminate in the formation of trade union federations that eventually helped dismantle apartheid 1973 Discontent arising from new wage scales and changed differential rates of remuneration led to an outbreak of violence at Anglo ...

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Tailingsfo Hydraulic Mining of Tailings

The tailings dumps were hydraulically mined, reprocessed and stored in an engineered impoundment located 10km south east of Kalgoorlie. From the 60 million tonnes of tailings mined 695,000 ounces of gold was recovered by Carbon-in-Circuit (CIC) and Carbon-in-Pulp (CIP) leach and absorption circuits (Kaltails 1998; Normandy 1998).

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impact of gold mining in south africa

Mining of gold in the Welkom and ia 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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Harmony Gold Mining bioenergy project on tailings ...

01/08/2014  Harmony Gold Mining bioenergy project on tailings. VIASPACE partner Selectra and Harmony Gold Mining Co recently formally announced Harmony’s implementation of the first bioenergy project on mining property in South Africa. The goal of the project is to grow energy crops—sugar beets and Giant King Grass–on contaminated mine affected lands ...

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

16/05/2020  Gold Mine Tailings: A Potential Source of Silica Sand for Glass Making Uchenna Okereafor 1,* , Mamookho Makhatha 1, Lukhanyo Mekuto 2 and Vuyo Mavumengwana 3 1 Department of Metallurgy, School of Mining, Metallurgy and Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg 2006, South Africa;

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A laboratory investigation on the performance of South ...

A laboratory investigation on the performance of South African acid producing gold mine tailings and its possible use in mine reclamation. Gcasamba SP(1), Ramasenya K(1), Ekolu S(2), Vadapalli VRK(1). Author information: (1)Council for Geoscience , Pretoria , South Africa. (2)Department of Civil Engineering Science, University of Johannesburg , Auckland Park , South Africa. This paper presents ...

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An Assessment of Radiological Hazards from Gold Mine ...

In South Africa, the gold mining industry has existed for over a century. As a result, mine tailings are littered everywhere, particularly in the Wonderfonteinspruit Catchment Area (WCA), posing a threat to local communities. The communities living around these areas are threatened by radioactive pollution mainly caused by uranium [7]. In 2009, the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural ...

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Pan African Resources to acquire tailings retreatment

09/11/2020  Pan African will evaluate the merits of constructing a large-scale tailings retreatment operation, similar to its Elikhulu operation at Evander, also in South Africa. Under the terms of the conditionalsale-of-shares agreements, Pan African intends to acquire the total share capital (MSC), both of which are 100%-owned by Mintails Mining, for up to R50 million.

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Gold Mining in South Africa An Overview for Gold ...

04/09/2019  South Africa produced 120 tonnes of gold in 2018 and remains a top 10 gold producing country. Read on to learn more about South African gold.

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environ crushermental impacts associated with kloof gold ...

Gold mining in South Africa resulted in vast volumes of tailings, which have been deposited in impoundments Poor management of most of the tailings dams resulted in the escape of seepage, adversely affecting soils and water quality Some tailings dams have been partially or completely reclaimed leaving contaminated footprints These zones pose a serious threat to the underlying . Cited

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South Africa has ‘absolute potential’ for vibrant ...

14/10/2016  Meanwhile, Pan African’s Barberton Tailings Retreatment Plant (BTRP) produced 28 590 oz of gold at an exceptionally low all-in sustaining cost of $332/oz. It also increased gold production by ...

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