SHOWCASE GOLD MINE OF THE WEEK - MPONENG!!
Mponeng gold mine located near the town of Carletonville, South Africa, ranks as the tenth largest gold mine in the world. The contained gold reserve of Mponeng was estimated to be 13.81Moz (42.52Mt grading 10.10g/t gold), as of December 2012. Mponeng is owned and operated by AngloGold Ashanti. The underground gold mine is also currently the deepest mine in the world with a depth of more than four kilometres below the surface. The Mponeng gold mine produced 405,000oz of gold in 2012. The mine uses a sequential grid mining method. The gold plant complex and the shafts at Mponeng were commissioned in 1986 - Mining Technology.
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