SHOWCASE MINE OF THE WEEK - GREAT NOLIGWA GOLD MINE!!
Great Noligwa gold mine operated by AngloGold Ashanti in the Vaal River region of South Africa is located 15km south-east of the town of Orkney. It currently ranks as the ninth deepest mine in the world. The average mining depth of Great Noligwa is 2.4km below surface and the maximum mining depth is 2.6km below surface. The mine primarily exploits the Vaal Reef (VR) with a twin shaft system. The Crystalkop Reef (CR) comprises the secondary economic horizon for the mine. The mining method employed at Great Noligwa is pillar mining. The proven and probable reserve of Great Noligwa as of December 2012 stood at 390,000oz of gold grading 8.75g/t. The mine produced 84,000oz of gold in 2012 employing 2,985 permanent employees and 78 contractors - Mining Technology. For a view of the mine in Google Earth, click on the link below: https://lnkd.in/eFUSXMn