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Mining. Johannesburg's gold mining industry was established when a large gold reef was accidentally discovered on a remote farm in 1886, triggering a massive gold rush by thousands of speculators. Within 10 years, there was a fully fledged town on the same spot;

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  • Johannesburg Mines | The Rand Desert Museum
    Johannesburg Mines | The Rand Desert Museum

    December, 1896: GOLD MINING in the hills surrounding Johannesburg started before the thought of a town was even conceived. Claims such as the Eagle’s Nest, Fairy Prince, Fairy Queen, Hector, King Solomon, Magpie, Miranda, Pinmore, Rocket and Wasp, which made up the Ashford Group of Mines were all discovered in the 1895 –1896 time frame

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  • Gold Mine tours - Johannesburg and Gauteng mining
    Gold Mine tours - Johannesburg and Gauteng mining

    May 12, 2016 Johannesburg’s distinctive mine dumps, spread across the south of Johannesburg, from west to east. Then at the base of these mine dumps, lie the slimes dams. Man made “lakes” actually used in the processing of the gold

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  • Johannesburg = Mining
    Johannesburg = Mining

    Jun 02, 2020 Johannesburg is inextricably linked to mining. The city, which began its life as a mining village, was founded on the discovery of gold, which subsequently led to the Witwatersrand Gold Rush. The city of Johannesburg was officially proclaimed in 1886

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  • Gold Reef City gold tour - Mine underground tours and
    Gold Reef City gold tour - Mine underground tours and

    Apr 10, 2016 The gold mining town has been reconstructed to capture gold rush era times of the then early Johannesburg. Comprehensive depiction of life in a turn of the century mining town. Including period houses and colourful street entertainment, hence discovering for yourself as to how the gold miners worked and played

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  • Gold Mining Exploits and the Legacies of
    Gold Mining Exploits and the Legacies of

    Despite these limitations, influential moments in the City of Johannesburg’s gold mining history associated with technological advances to extract gold from deeper belowground, the sourcing of cheap labour, and the securing of a sustainable water source, allowed for profitable mining to continue along the Rand, generating the necessary funds for the constant reinvestment of mining capital into its

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  • Bodies of 20 suspected illegal miners found near
    Bodies of 20 suspected illegal miners found near

    Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021 Remains were discovered close to disused mine shafts near Johannesburg Illegal diamond miners are known in South Africa as ‘zama-zamas’. The bodies of 20 suspected illegal miners have been

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  • Johannesburg Mines | Slowlander
    Johannesburg Mines | Slowlander

    March 28, 2017 Hughes, Langston, Johannesburg Mines Slowlander I felt the powerlessness of enacting change when reading this. In only 6 lines Hughes presents a terrifying fact that so many are working the mines in Johannesburg

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  • The Toxic Landscape of Johannesburg's Gold Mines | WIRED
    The Toxic Landscape of Johannesburg's Gold Mines | WIRED

    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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  • Gold Mine tours - Johannesburg and Gauteng mining tour
    Gold Mine tours - Johannesburg and Gauteng mining tour

    Greater Johannesburg Highveld, a fragmented landscape of gold mine shafts, head gears, dams, blue gum forests and then strangely shaped mountains of mine tailings. Johannesburg’s distinctive mine dumps, spread across the south of Johannesburg, from west to east

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  • Mponeng Gold Mine, South Africa - The World's Deepest Mine
    Mponeng Gold Mine, South Africa - The World's Deepest Mine

    The Mponeng gold mine is located approximately 65km west of Johannesburg in South Africa. Image courtesy of Andres de Wet. Mponeng is currently the world’s deepest operating mine. The current operating depth at the Mponeng mine ranges from 3.16km to 3.84km, while the future mining is expected to further deepen the shaft bottom to 4.22km below

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  • Bodies of 20 suspected illegal miners found near abandoned
    Bodies of 20 suspected illegal miners found near abandoned

    Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021 Remains were discovered close to disused mine shafts near Johannesburg Illegal diamond miners are known in South Africa as ‘zama-zamas’. The bodies of 20 suspected illegal miners have been

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  • Joburg 360 - Johannesburg Tours - Experience Joburg from
    Joburg 360 - Johannesburg Tours - Experience Joburg from

    Sep 17, 2021 Discover Johannesburg’s mining past, with a combination of history, trivia and public art – plus stops for coffee and a cocktail. Highlights include the pedestrianised mining walk, the Rand Club, Gandhi Square and Chancellor House. more. A Walk in the Wilds. 1 hr 45 mins – Free of charge

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  • Gold Mining Exploits and the Legacies of Johannesburg’s
    Gold Mining Exploits and the Legacies of Johannesburg’s

    Diamond, coal and platinum mining still takes place in the greater GCR. Johannesburg is South Africa’s largest city and one of Africa’s leading urban economies. Situated at the heart of Gauteng, the ‘City of Gold’ has only existed since 1886, when gold was first discovered there. The

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  • City of Gold - mining Joburg | Sightseeing | Johannesburg
    City of Gold - mining Joburg | Sightseeing | Johannesburg

    City of Gold - mining Johannesburg. Johannesburg sits on the edge of the world's largest known gold deposit. The area was first declared open for public digging in 1886, although it is known that gold was traded and worked here for centuries before the arrival of gold prospectors. Within just a few years the city grew to be the largest

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  • Poem: Johannesburg Mines by Langston Hughes
    Poem: Johannesburg Mines by Langston Hughes

    In the Johannesburg mines There are 240,000 Native Africans working. What kind of poem Would you Make out of that? 240,000 natives Working in the Johannesburg mines

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  • Is Johannesburg the most radioactive city in the world
    Is Johannesburg the most radioactive city in the world

    Feb 15, 2021 The South African city Johannesburg is the most radioactive on Earth. Verdict. Unproven. Source. Advocacy organisations (2020) The gold mines of Johannesburg have concentrated uranium deposits, with mined reefs containing 10 to 100 times more uranium than gold, according to a 2006 report. This means that Johannesburg is “probably the most

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