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  • Mponeng - Mining Intelligence

    Unlock in-depth intelligence about Mponeng. As data gatherers for over 30 years, MiningIntelligence is your trusted resource to put critical and timely information at your fingertips. Explore Our Data and Contact us if you have questions.

  • The Deepest Gold Mine on Earth - The Mponeng Gold Mine

    An example of this trend is the amazing Mponeng Gold Mine in South Africa. This mine complex is home to the deepest mine shaft on earth, the deepest is currently 2.4 miles deep (3.9 kilometres). The first shaft was completed in 1986, but it is the sub-shaft that is the deepest.

  • Top 10 deepest mines on the planet - 911metallurgist.com

    Did you know that eight of the ten deepest mines in the world are located in just one South African region? We bet you also didn’t know that most of these operations are focused on gold extraction. To increase your mining knowledge, Mining Examiner brings you a new list today, this time about the 10 deepest pits in the world. Also see Nature’s Deep Holes 1.

  • Home - AngloGold Ashanti

    AngloGold Ashanti’s South African Region assets include the Mponeng underground gold mine, and two surface operations comprising the Mine Waste Solutions tailings dump-retreatment business and the rock dump reclamation and processing business.

  • Gold Mining Mponeng in South Africa | Largest Gold Mines ...

    Oct 07, 2015· Mponeng mine inSouth Africa. The South shaft deepening project commenced in 1996 and as a result Mponeng mines the Ventersdorp Contact Reef (VCR) to the 120 level, which is some 3.4km below datum. Mponeng mines on average at deeper than 2.7km below the surface. The VCR reef that Mponeng mines dips at 22º, and has an average channel width of 78cm.

  • Category:Mponeng Gold Mine - Wikimedia Commons

    English: Mponeng Gold Mine is situated in North West province, South Africa. It was formerly known as the South Shaft or Shaft No 1 of Western Deep Levels, and is the most recently sunk of the former (3) Western Deep Levels mines. As of 2017, it is owned by AngloGold Ashanti.

  • World’s deepest mine gets $1 billion injection – MINING.COM

    AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng mine (which for most of its life went by the much more mundane moniker of Western Deep Levels No. 1) in South Africa is a superlative mine in many ways (see below).

  • Suncor Energy: Mponeng - World's deepest Gold Mine

    Mponeng means 'look at me' in the local Sotho language. Formerly the Western Deep Levels South Shaft, or Shaft No 1, Mponeng is the most recently sunk of the three former Western Deep Levels mines. The global record was broken in 2009 after digging 3,777m. With the current sink, the mine would go down to 4,100m.

  • mponeng mine shafting - tambinh.nl

    mponeng mine shafting . the Mponeng shaft The plant is divided into three sections namely ore transport, treatment and recovery Milling is comprised of ore receiving and preparation Treatment is the processes in which the gold is extracted and concentrated, before transfer to the recovery section Ore is received from the Mponeng mine shaft on a ...

  • Canada Stock Journal: Mponeng - World's deepest Gold Mine

    Canada Stock Journal: Mponeng - World's deepest Gold Mine: Mponeng is a gold mine in South Africa's North West Province, about 65 km southwest of Johannesburg, owned by AngloGold Ashanti. It is... Mponeng - World's deepest Gold Mine

  • South Africa World's Deepest Gold Mine Construction - Full ...

    Feb 25, 2017· Mponeng is a gold mine in South Africa's Gauteng province. It extends over 4 kilometres below the surface, and is considered to be one of the most substantial gold mines in the world. It …

  • Deep-Earth Microbe from South Africa Appears in California

    Dec 14, 2012· The dark shaft of the Mponeng mine in South Africa where microbes were found flourishing in rocks up to several miles below the Earth's surface. Credit: Duane P. Moser, Desert Research Institute ...

  • Mponeng South Shaft - Mining Atlas

    Mponeng South Shaft is a Gold Mine (Carletonville), also known as West Wits, in South Africa owned by Anglogold Ashanti. General: Mponeng, the worlds deepest gold mine, exploits the Ventersdorp Contact Reef (VCR) at depths of between 2,400m and 3,900m via a twin-shaft system. Or...

  • Where Is the Deepest Mine In the World and Its History ...

    Mar 30, 2019· The sinking of the first Mponeng shafts began in 1981. Within 5 years, the main shaft was completed. The sub-shafts were completed in 1993. Mponeng Mine is still the deepest mine in the world increasing its levels from 109 to 120. Workers are …

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth: Mponeng ...

    Mponeng (which means “Look at Me” in the local African language) is the world’s deepest gold mine. After a brief induction, we each donned coveralls, boots, eye and ear protection, a hard hat with a miner’s lamp, and a self-rescue breathing apparatus, and then took an unbelievably fast elevator down through the main shaft almost 4000m ...

  • What is the difference between shaft mining and open-pit ...

    Oct 27, 2018· Shaft mining or shaft sinking is excavating a vertical or near-vertical tunnel from the top down, where there is initially no access to the bottom. When the top of the excavation is the ground surface, it is referred to as a shaft; when the top of...

  • South Africa - AngloGold Ashanti

    Mponeng, the world’s deepest gold mine and our flagship South African operation is in the West Wits mining district south-west of Johannesburg, on the border between Gauteng and North West Province. Mponeng exploits the Ventersdorp Contact Reef (VCR) via a twin-shaft system at depths of between 2,800m and 3,400m below surface.

  • TauTona Mine - Wikipedia

    The TauTona Mine or Western Deep No.3 Shaft, is a gold mine in South Africa.At approximately 3.9 kilometers (2.4 mi) deep, it is home to the world's deepest mining operations, rivalled only by the Mponeng gold mine.

  • Mponeng mine, South Africa - m.miningweekly.com

    Brief History: Formerly known as the Western Deep Levels South Shaft, or No1 Shaft, Mponeng mine is the most recently sunk of the three mines in the West Wits operations. The original twin shaft sinking from surface started in 1981 and was commissioned along …

  • mponeng gold mine gauteng - royalcrescentgroup.in

    Mponeng Gold Mine, Gauteng - Mining Technology. AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng mine is located in Gauteng province of South Africa. ... Formerly the Western Deep Levels South Shaft, or Shaft No 1, Mponeng is the most recently sunk of the three ...

  • mponeng mine shafting - laurastownshiptours.co.za

    Mponeng Gold Mine, Gauteng Mining Technology. Sinking of Mponeng shafts began in 1981, and the main shaft was completed in 1986, with the subshaft completed in 1993. "Mponeng is the most recently sunk of the three former Western Deep Levels mines." Currently all production is sourced from the VCR (Ventersdorp Contact Reef). The mine has been ...

  • Mponeng Gold Mine - Wikimapia

    Sinking of Mponeng shafts began in 1981, and the main shaft was completed in 1986, with the subshaft completed in 1993. "Mponeng is the most recently sunk of the three former Western Deep Levels mines."Production at Mponeng declined by 2% to 587,000 ounces …

  • World’s deepest mine gets $1 billion injection – Page 2 ...

    AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng mine (which for most of its life went by the much more mundane moniker of Western Deep Levels No. 1) in South Africa is a superlative mine in many ways (see below).

  • Mine Safety Case Studies | Minelert

    Extensions to the AngloGold Ashanti Ethernet backbone and installation of Minelert system have been completed at Moab Khotsong and Mponeng Mine. The system had been in operation for more than 18 months when two safety incidents put the system to the ultimate test: In May 2014 an employee was found to be missing during shaft clearance. Minelert ...

  • Winning paper: Optimization of a raiseline at Mponeng Mine

    2,750 metres below surface. Twin shaft sinking from surface commenced in 1981 and the shafts were commissioned along with the gold plant complex in 1986. The mine operates two vertical hoisting shafts and two ventilation shafts. The hoisted ore is milled and smelted at the Mponeng Plant. The capacity for the shaft is 2.6 Mtpa and that for ...

  • Bacteria Found Nearly 2 Miles Underground - Live Science

    Oct 19, 2006· The dark shaft of the Mponeng mine in South Africa. Credit: Duane P. Moser, Desert Research Institute Scientists found a gold mine of bacteria almost two miles beneath the Earth's surface.

  • TauTona Mine - Wikipedia

    The TauTona Mine or Western Deep No.3 Shaft, is a gold mine in South Africa. At approximately 3.9 kilometers (2.4 mi) deep, it is home to the world's deepest mining operations, rivalled only by the Mponeng gold mine. The mine is one of the three Western Deep Levels mines of the West Wits gold field west of Johannesburg.

  • Gold Mine tours Johannesburg - 130 years of Johannesburg's ...

    The Greater Johannesburg Highveld, a fragmented landscape of gold mine shafts, head gears, dams, blue gum forests and strangely shaped mountains, Johannesburg’s distinctive mine dumps, spread across the south of Johannesburg, from the West to the East. At the base of these mine …