SHOWCASE MINE OF THE WEEK - SAVUKA GOLD MINE!!
Savuka gold mine, also located in the West Wits region of South Africa and operated by AngloGold Ashanti, is the third deepest mine in the world. The mine exploits the gold contained reefs at a depth of more than 3.7km. The mining method at Savuka was recently converted from longwall to sequential grid mining. Savuka shares a common processing plant with the TauTona mine. The shafts and infrastructure at Savuka were damaged by a seismic event in 2008. The mining operations were, however, completely restored in 2011. Savuka produced 37,000 oz of gold in 2012. The mine was left with 0.56 million oz of gold reserves by the end of that year. AngloGold Ashanti is considering incorporating Savuka into the neighbouring TauTona for accessing the remaining resources of Savuka - Mining Technology.