Germiston: The Story of the City of Germiston, Transvaal
Crude Gold Mining Camp to transportation and industrial centre of South Africa - such is the romantic history of Germiston. Eighty years ago, Germiston (or Elandsfontein as it was called) lay amid peaceful, undulating veld abounding with game. It was one of the many mining camps that had sprung up through rumours of the discovery of a second ''El Dorado".
Witwatersrand System Article about Witwatersrand System
It is an industrial center of the Witwatersrand, a gold- and uranium-mining region. Click the link for more information. , and Germiston Germiston , city, now part and seat of Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality, Gauteng prov., NE South Africa, on the Witwatersrand.
Germiston (jûr´mĬstən), city, now part and seat of Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality, Gauteng prov., NE South Africa, on the Witwatersrand. The chief industries are gold mining and processing and the manufacture of liquid oxygen; other chemicals, machinery, textiles, and clothing are also produced.
Germiston â Gauteng Tourism Authority
Germiston was founded in 1886 to provide accommodation for mine workers following the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand. It became a town in 1903 and was declared a city in 1950. Germiston is, to a large extent, an industrialised area, where the primary focus is on gold mining and processing, followed by textile, clothing and chemical
Gold - Minerals Council South Africa
The Witwatersrand Basin remains the worlds largest gold resource; Gold sales increased by 3.7% at R72.6 billion in 2019 (R70 billion in 2018) Gold production decreased to 101.3 tonnes in 2019 (117 tonnes in 2018) At the current gold price more than half of the South African gold mining industry is
Witwatersrand - Mining Related Postcards & Tokens
Witwatersrand . Location: Central Transvaal (View general location on regional map) Given that the Witwatersrand gold deposits outcrop over a very wide area either side of Johannesburg the goldfield is commonly divided into three districts; namely Central, Eastern and Western.
Largest Gold Deposits in the World Witwatersrand Gold
Oct 17, 2019· The gold fields of the Witwatersrand Basin in South Africa are, by a landslide, the largest single gold producing district in the world.
Witwatersrand Basin Project WEST WITS MINING
Oct 21, 2020· The Central Rand Goldfields contain some of the worlds largest gold deposits and has produced over 247 Moz Au over 35% of global production. West Wits aims to becoming a junior gold producer targeting >60,000oz Au per annum over a 15-year plus mine
Witwatersrand Basin Project WEST WITS MINING
Oct 21, 2020· The Central Rand Goldfields contain some of the worlds largest gold deposits and has produced over 247 Moz Au over 35% of global production. West Wits aims to becoming a junior gold producer targeting >60,000oz Au per annum over a 15-year plus mine life, supported by WBPs JORC Compliant 4.37Moz Au Mineral.
Mining seismicity in the Witwatersrand Basin: monitoring
Mining seismicity in the Witwatersrand Basin: monitoring, mechanisms and mitigation strategies in perspective K. L. Riemer1 , R. J. Durrheim2 1 Gold Fields, Gauteng South Africa 2 University of the Witwatersrand & CSIR Centre for Mining Innovation, Gauteng South Africa Received 21 May 2012; received in revised form 10 June 2012; accepted 15
Witwatersrand Gold Rush The Famous South African Gold Mine
A brief overview of the history and development of Witwatersrand, the famous gold mine of South Africa. With photos, facts, and figures about its impact on the growth of the region, the history of precious metals in the area, and the people that have mined the gold from the ground, even up to today.
CHAPTER 2 LITERATURE REVIEW
A brief history of the South African gold mining industry is given with emphasis on outcrops and "Shallow" Reefs stretching from Germiston to Randfontein comprising the East, Central and West Rand gold fields, from which the reef dips south and The Witwatersrand gold ore, or Banket as it
The Witwatersrand Basin and Its Gold Deposits SpringerLink
The source of the huge amount of gold in the Witwatersrand is thought to be the entire greenstone-dominated Archaean cratonic surface, which was subjected to intensive chemical weathering permitting large-scale leaching of gold by contemporaneous surface waters. Numerous mining companies and their mine geologists are thanked for providing
WITWATERSRAND MINING SURVEY CONTENTS
WITWATERSRAND MINING SURVEY CONTENTS Section File Pages Mine Content Properties Surveyed Site GL Map Location No of Section 1 MS1 83a Robinson Gold Mining Company Catalogue of Site listings No. 2 inclined shaft headgear to west of the M Germiston Rd and Rosherville Dam 1 1 Headgear CITY DEEP LTD, GELDENHUIS DEEP LTD, NOURSE MINES LTD
Witwatersrand Basin (RSA) - Universität Klagenfurt
The gold mines in this area are possibly the deepest mines in the world (mining operations at 3600 m and exploration core-drilling up to 4600m). Peak gold production occured in 1970 when over 1000 metric tommes were mined, generating US $1,164 billion in sales, however gold production has
The impact of acid mine drainage in South Africa
As mentioned earlier, the mining process increases the exposure of pyrite-bearing rock to oxygenated water (derived from rainfall), resulting in acid generation. This occurs in different ways in gold and coal mining. Gold mining Witwatersrand gold occurs in layers of conglomerate rock which form part of the approximately 7000 m thick sequence
Witwatersrand Gold Mining Realisation Trust,Tel:011
Jul 18, 2013· Witwatersrand Gold Mining Realisation Trust. Tel:011 8021355. Address:20 Waterval Cres, Woodmead, on, Gauteng. Witwatersrand Gold Mining Realisation Trust:Company Description. Witwatersrand Gold Mining Realisation Trust:Image. Witwatersrand Gold Mining Realisation Trust:Products and Services. W
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May 15, 2020· Germiston Education These results have significant implications for the genetic model for Witwatersrand gold deposits and support the hypothesis of leaching of background concentrations of gold from the hinterland, rather than erosion of discrete Palaeoarchaean to Mesoarchaean gold deposits from a specific host rock type. Subsequently
Germiston â Gauteng Tourism Authority
Oct 08, 2018· Germiston Named after a Glaswegian farm, the city of Germiston is situated on the Witwatersrand, southeast of Johannesburg and in the Ekurhuleni municipality. Germiston was founded in 1886 to provide accommodation for mine workers following the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand. It became a town in 1903 and was declared a city in 1950.
Rand Refinery - Gold University - BullionStar
The location of Germiston (16 kms east of Johannesburg) was chosen for the refinery because it was within the Witwatersrand gold mining area and it also offered adequate railway facilities. A year later in 1922, the Royal Mint established a South African branch
Germiston to Randfontein - 2 ways to travel via train, bus
Randfontein, South Africa. Randfontein is a gold mining city in the West Rand, Gauteng, South Africa, 40 km west of Johannesburg. With the Witwatersrand gold rush in full swing, mining financier JB Robinson bought the farm Randfontein and, in 1889, floated the Randfontein Estates Gold Mining
About Us - Witwatersrand Rifles Regiment
The Regiment featured very prominently within the mining establishment at the time and its cap badge further re-enforced it's link to the gold mining industry. In 1906, Witwatersrand Rifles sent a contingent on active service to Zululand during the Bambatta Rebellion, and in 1907, Witwatersrand Rifles absorbed all ranks of the Transvaal Light
Gold mines & mineral rights of the Greater Witwatersrand
Gold mines and mining--South Africa--Witwatersrand--Maps, Gold mines and mining--South Africa--Free State--Maps Description The map includes national roads, main roads and secondary roads, railways, rivers, towns and townships, mine boundaries and outcrop and sub-outcrop.
Witwatersrand Article about Witwatersrand by The Free
Click the link for more information., and Germiston Germiston, city, now part and seat of Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality, Gauteng prov., NE South Africa, on the Witwatersrand. The chief industries are gold mining and processing and the manufacture of liquid
Rappa Resources - Mining in Germiston (address, schedule
1 Homestead Road 1609 Germiston - Witwatersrand Gold Mining Gauteng - South Africa Display phone Automobile - Garage in Witwatersrand Gold Mining (3) Other Companies & Services in Witwatersrand Gold Mining (3) Energy & Extraction - Mineral Extraction in Witwatersrand Gold Mining (2)
Witwatersrand Basin Hartbeespoort, South Africa - Atlas
In 1886, after years of rumors, legends, and smaller discoveries, it was definitively established that there was a huge, rich deposit of gold under the Witwatersrand, a rocky ridge in South Africa
Witwatersrand Gold Deposits - Mineral Processing & Metallurgy
Jul 31, 2019· Here is some history of the Witwatersrand Gold Style Ore Deposits as they related to South Africa since the arrival of the Dutch and the southernmost tip of the continent in 1652.
Rappa Holdings - MINING, Germiston - Rappa Holdings in
Rappa Holdings - MINING, Germiston, 1609, Homestead Road 1, TEL: 0118420, South Africa, On this page : Rappa Holdings, ZA100174737. Location. Search. Login. Categories. Mining (2) Location. 1 Homestead Road 1609 Germiston - Witwatersrand Gold Mining Gauteng - South Africa Display phone
Germiston - Encyclopedia
GERMISTON, a town of the Transvaal, 9 m. E. of Johannesburg. Pop. of the municipality (1904) 29,477, of whom 9123 were whites. It lies 5478 ft. above the sea, in the heart of the Witwatersrand gold-mining district, and is an important railway junction.
The impact of gold mining on the Witwatersrand on the
Jun 15, 2012· Germiston was originally established as a mine town to house the workers employed by the Simmer and Jack Gold Mining Company on the farm Elandsfontein in May 1887. Boksburg, named after Eduard Bok, the Attorney-General of the Transvaal Republic, was established on the adjoining farms Leeuwpoort and Vogelfontein that same year ( Mendelsohn and
Rappa Resources - MINING, Germiston - Rappa Resources in
Rappa Resources - MINING, Germiston, 1609, Homestead Road 1, TEL: 0873102, South Africa, On this page : Rappa Resources, ZA100116153. Location. Search. Login. Categories. Mining (2) Car Workshops in Witwatersrand Gold Mining (4) Engineer -Various in Witwatersrand Gold Mining (4) Mining in Witwatersrand Gold Mining (2)
(PDF) A Review of the Witwatersrand Basin - The Worlds
Gold mining in the Witwatersrand Basin has been responsible for the creation of the metropolis of Johannesburg and many thriving mining towns and has had a major influence in the shaping of South
Rappa Holdings - Mining in Germiston (address, schedule
1 Homestead Road 1609 Germiston - Witwatersrand Gold Mining Gauteng - South Africa Display phone Automobile - Tire in Witwatersrand Gold Mining (1) Public Services in Witwatersrand Gold Mining (1) Industrial Production & Supplies - Stone, Clay & Concrete in Witwatersrand Gold Mining
Visiting the Historic Primrose Cemetery (Germiston) The
Nov 08, 2018· A friend who grew up in Germiston claimed at his recent birthday bash that while you could leave Germiston, it would never leave you. His words mulled through my mind as I arrived at the Primrose Cemetery. Visiting a historic cemetery like Primrose is similar to visiting an interesting museum. Instead of viewing artifacts one sees the tombstones of people who participated in
Mining History The Heritage Portal
A paper on the origins of the original Witwatersrand Gold Fields with special reference to the Witwatersrand Ridge When George Harrison discovered the Main Reef of gold at Langlaagte farm in 1886, it was believed by many to be an old river that had been turned on its side.
South-African-Mines - Mining Artifacts
The Witwatersrand is in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Gauteng Province is the roughly the southern portion of what was previously the Transvaal, formerly an independent state settled by the Boers after the Great Trek. J. H. Davis, an Englishman, was reported to have found gold "in considerable quantities" in July 1852 at Paardekraal near Krugersdorp, which was the earliest discovery on the Rand.
Ecologies of Gold: Mining Landscapes of Johannesburg
The Witwatersrand gold rush of 1886 marked the start not only of a century of gold mining in Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni but also of massive transformations in the landscapes of these South African cities. Once natural grasslands, the Witwatersrand Afrikaans for the ridge of white waters rapidly became a region of bustling boomtowns.
The impact of gold mining on the Witwatersrand on the
Jun 15, 2012· This town originally served as the central administrative centre for the Witwatersrand gold fields. Germiston was originally established as a mine town to house the workers employed by the Simmer and Jack Gold Mining Company on the farm Elandsfontein in May 1887.
Part 13 - Eastwards from Germiston, Part 1: Germiston East
The main lines running due east of Germiston to Boksburg, Benoni, Brakpan and Springs pass through a heavily industrialised area that is apart from the chain of gold mines that were at one time a major part of the mining activity on the Witwatersrand. Heavy engineering works could be found especially between Boksburg and Benoni.
Ergo Our business DRDGOLD
Ergo Mining Proprietary Limited (Ergo) has a vast footprint adjacent to Johannesburg on the central and eastern Witwatersrand of South Africa. The companys flagship metallurgical plant, Ergo, some 50km east of Johannesburg in Brakpan, and the Knights plant in Germiston, together comprise what is arguably the worlds largest gold
Application of DGT Samplers in Monitoring of Mine Waters
The Central Witwatersrand Goldfield is located south of Johannesburg city, Guateng province, South Africa. The site one of the oldest goldfields in the country and in the world, giving the City of Johannesburg the name City of Gold (Figure 2). Because of the complex nature and long history of mining in Witwatersrand Goldfields which caused
Witwatersrand - Wikipedia
The Witwatersrand Basin is a largely underground geological formation which surfaces in the Witwatersrand. It holds the world's largest known gold reserves and has produced over 1.5 billion ounces (over 40,000 metric tons), which represents about 22%
Simmer and Jack - Wikipedia
In February 1886, the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrandin South Africaled to the founding of the city of Johannesburg shortly thereafter. The farm Elandsfontein was about ten kilometers east and belonged to a farmer, Sarel Meyer.