• Inside a South African gold mine

    Friday marks a year since 34 miners were shot dead by police in the South African town of Marikana in a dispute over wages. Mine unions say there has been little improvement since then. South Africa's economy has long been driven by mining but production has dropped over the decades. Mark Lowen was given rare access into a gold mine to see what conditions are like and to follow the mining process

    published: 16 Aug 2013
  • South Africa's Illegal Gold Mines

    Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News In the 1970s, South Africa was the world's most prolific exporter of gold. Over the years, industrial decline has seen widespread closures of the mines across the country. However, Johannesburg sits on the biggest gold basin ever discovered. It's perhaps not surprising that many of these abandoned mines have seen a recent boom in illegal mining activity. Everyday, hundreds of illegal gold miners, known as Zama Zamas, descend kilometers deep beneath the surface. The miners often spend weeks underground, toiling away at the country's untapped gold reserves. Observers have suggested that illegal mining is now so widespread, black-market gold arguably supports the communities once subsistent on the very same mines they worked...

    published: 28 Mar 2014
  • Discovery Channel-South Africa's Mponeng Gold Mine-Build it Bigger [FullHD]

    #sciencechannel #discoverychannel #Engineering #bigbiggerbiggest #builditbigger #ExtremeEngineering #megastructures #RiodeJaneiroPowerGrid #KuwaitsAlHamraTower #SouthAfricasMponengGoldMine #SanFranciscoBayBridge #GotthardBaseTunnel #SingaporeSkyPark Discovery Channel - Build It Bigger South African Gold Mine (2010) Travel to the deepest place on Earth, Johannesburg, South Africa's Mponeng Gold Mine. South Africa's economy depends on gold, but recently, productivity has plummeted. Now, Mponeng is fighting back by digging deeper than man has ever gone, towards an untapped gold reef worth $10 billion. Setting a new depth record every day, workers blast through super-heated rock nearly 3 miles down, in the most remote and dangerous construction site on the planet.

    published: 09 Oct 2016
  • Diamond mining in South Africa

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJV-HkunqHo

    published: 07 Oct 2016
  • Niemcor Chrome Mining South Africa

    published: 10 Dec 2013
  • Striking miners fired on in South Africa

    Video shows workers under a hail of bullets shot by police. The police say they were trying to protect their own lives. For more CNN videos, check out our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/cnn Or visit our site at http://www.cnn.com/video/

    published: 17 Aug 2012
  • GOLD INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA & HISTORY OF GOLD MINING 42994

    Visions of Gold” is a short color film on “Gold! The thread from which we weave our dreams! The key to stability!” Produced by South African film maker Emil Nofal in the mid-1960s, the film opens with rows of gold bars as the narrator Joe Stewardson explains how (in1 885) itinerant prospectors George Walker, along with George Harrison, stumbled on surface outcrops of gold-rich conglomerate on an old farm near the Witwatersrand basin —land that is now near the center of Johannesburg. (Both men quickly sold their claims for the equivalent of a few hundred dollars. Today, the gold fields in the region are worth billions.) From across the world, prospectors descended on South Africa in search of gold, as we see throngs of prospectors and opportunists starting at mark 02:45. Spurred on by visi...

    published: 02 Sep 2016
  • Illegal mining in South Africa. AK47 and snipers

    Police clean up illegal mining operations in South Africa

    published: 11 Sep 2016
  • Mponeng Gold Mine Part 1

    Mponeng Gold mine in South Africa.

    published: 12 Oct 2013
  • Gold found in South Africa mine's waste

    In a single gold mine in South Africa, an expected $2.2 billion worth of gold can still be extracted from just one dump site's waste material. Using water cannons and chemical treatements, a single mine can hope to extract about 3 grams in every tonne. It may not sound like much but if there is 140 million tonnes of waste lying around - the numbers start adding up. High prices means all the effort that goes into sourcing the precious metal may well be worth it. Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Johannesburg.

    published: 05 Nov 2011
  • Growth in mining & manufacturing pulls South Africa's economy out of the red

    South Africa's economy made a strong turnaround in the second quarter of the year, putting concerns of a recession to rest for the time being. The first quarter was dismal with a -1.2% contraction, and that stood in stark contrast to Q2's growth of 3.3%. That was largely driven by a strong rebound in mining and manufacturing, with both sectors growing by over 8%. South Africa's exports remained healthy. It wasn't all rosy though. Agriculture, forestry and fishing declined for the sixth consecutive quarter due to the prolonged drought. On an annual basis, South Africa's still in the ICU, with the economy growing at just 0.6%.

    published: 07 Sep 2016
  • World's Deepest Mine - Gold Alchemy

    South Africa's TauTona mine, real life alchemy, and Halicephalobus Mephisto. Footage from the 2012 documentary, "Down to the Earth's Core". We have travelled into space and looked deep into the universe's depths, but the world beneath our feet remains unexplored and unseen. Now, that's about to change. For the first time in one epic unbroken shot, we embark on an impossible mission - using spectacular computer generated imagery to smash through three thousand miles of solid rock, and venture from our world into the underworld and on to the core of the Earth itself. It's a journey fraught with danger. One thousand feet down we find ourselves inside one of the planet's most volatile places - the San Andreas Fault. Caught between two huge rock slabs, we watch as stress builds and then ...

    published: 01 Mar 2013
  • South Africa's mining crisis

    Amid the strikes, the job cuts and the violent protests - we reveal the appalling conditions in the country's illegal mines. .

    published: 03 Mar 2013
  • Acid Mines - South Africa

    22 May 2001 Fifty years ago Witbank was the heart of the mining industry that built up white wealth in the country. But now the earth burns where coal was once dug, dust and smoke is all that remains. Slime green sludge 'Acid mine drainage' bubbles up, killing everything in its path, ending up in the streams and rivers.

    published: 22 Jan 2008
  • Mining semi-precious tigerseye at Griquatown, South Africa

    http://www.griquas.com/2006/21.htm - The remarkable and archaic process used by Griqua and African miners near Griquatown to extract rare tigers eye from the rocky terrain. Filmed by Scott Balson during the launch of his book "Children of the Mist" (covering the history of the Griqua people). More at the link above.

    published: 09 May 2009
  • Diamond mining South Africa

    Charley Boorman: Africa adventure

    published: 12 Jul 2013
Inside a South African gold mine

Inside a South African gold mine

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Friday marks a year since 34 miners were shot dead by police in the South African town of Marikana in a dispute over wages. Mine unions say there has been little improvement since then. South Africa's economy has long been driven by mining but production has dropped over the decades. Mark Lowen was given rare access into a gold mine to see what conditions are like and to follow the mining process
https://wn.com/Inside_A_South_African_Gold_Mine
South Africa's Illegal Gold Mines

South Africa's Illegal Gold Mines

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Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News In the 1970s, South Africa was the world's most prolific exporter of gold. Over the years, industrial decline has seen widespread closures of the mines across the country. However, Johannesburg sits on the biggest gold basin ever discovered. It's perhaps not surprising that many of these abandoned mines have seen a recent boom in illegal mining activity. Everyday, hundreds of illegal gold miners, known as Zama Zamas, descend kilometers deep beneath the surface. The miners often spend weeks underground, toiling away at the country's untapped gold reserves. Observers have suggested that illegal mining is now so widespread, black-market gold arguably supports the communities once subsistent on the very same mines they worked in before they shut down. The lack of policing in the mines has seen the practice go on largely unabated. However, in the absence of law enforcement, the extensive network of abandoned mines beneath the region has become an arena to deadly gang warfare between rival factions. VICE News visited illegal mines near Johannesburg, to meet the Zama Zamas risking life and limb everyday in the violent struggle for South Africa's illegal gold. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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Discovery Channel-South Africa's Mponeng Gold Mine-Build it Bigger [FullHD]

Discovery Channel-South Africa's Mponeng Gold Mine-Build it Bigger [FullHD]

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  • Updated: 09 Oct 2016
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#sciencechannel #discoverychannel #Engineering #bigbiggerbiggest #builditbigger #ExtremeEngineering #megastructures #RiodeJaneiroPowerGrid #KuwaitsAlHamraTower #SouthAfricasMponengGoldMine #SanFranciscoBayBridge #GotthardBaseTunnel #SingaporeSkyPark Discovery Channel - Build It Bigger South African Gold Mine (2010) Travel to the deepest place on Earth, Johannesburg, South Africa's Mponeng Gold Mine. South Africa's economy depends on gold, but recently, productivity has plummeted. Now, Mponeng is fighting back by digging deeper than man has ever gone, towards an untapped gold reef worth $10 billion. Setting a new depth record every day, workers blast through super-heated rock nearly 3 miles down, in the most remote and dangerous construction site on the planet.
https://wn.com/Discovery_Channel_South_Africa's_Mponeng_Gold_Mine_Build_It_Bigger_Fullhd
Diamond mining in South Africa

Diamond mining in South Africa

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJV-HkunqHo
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Niemcor Chrome Mining South Africa

Niemcor Chrome Mining South Africa

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Striking miners fired on in South Africa

Striking miners fired on in South Africa

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  • Updated: 17 Aug 2012
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Video shows workers under a hail of bullets shot by police. The police say they were trying to protect their own lives. For more CNN videos, check out our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/cnn Or visit our site at http://www.cnn.com/video/
https://wn.com/Striking_Miners_Fired_On_In_South_Africa
GOLD INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA & HISTORY OF GOLD MINING 42994

GOLD INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA & HISTORY OF GOLD MINING 42994

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Visions of Gold” is a short color film on “Gold! The thread from which we weave our dreams! The key to stability!” Produced by South African film maker Emil Nofal in the mid-1960s, the film opens with rows of gold bars as the narrator Joe Stewardson explains how (in1 885) itinerant prospectors George Walker, along with George Harrison, stumbled on surface outcrops of gold-rich conglomerate on an old farm near the Witwatersrand basin —land that is now near the center of Johannesburg. (Both men quickly sold their claims for the equivalent of a few hundred dollars. Today, the gold fields in the region are worth billions.) From across the world, prospectors descended on South Africa in search of gold, as we see throngs of prospectors and opportunists starting at mark 02:45. Spurred on by visions of wealth, the fortune hunters eventually thought they had taken all the gold that was there, we are told. But at mark 06:10, Stewardson explains that more inventive prospectors at the turn of the 20th century found ways to dig deeper into the Earth in search of gold. The worldwide economic depression of the 1930s, we learn at mark 07:00, unraveled the fabric of prosperity. “The spinners of dreams all over the world now wore the dark cloth of despair.” Only the fantasy of gold remained, with South African workers eventually mining more than two miles into the ground in search of gold, as the camera plummets down a mine shaft. By mark 09:20, we see men maneuvering through tunnels and drilling into the Earth in search of deposits, and later watch as men turn the fruits of those labors into glistening gold bars. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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Illegal mining in South Africa. AK47 and snipers

Illegal mining in South Africa. AK47 and snipers

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Police clean up illegal mining operations in South Africa
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Mponeng Gold Mine Part 1

Mponeng Gold Mine Part 1

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Gold found in South Africa mine's waste

Gold found in South Africa mine's waste

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  • Updated: 05 Nov 2011
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In a single gold mine in South Africa, an expected $2.2 billion worth of gold can still be extracted from just one dump site's waste material. Using water cannons and chemical treatements, a single mine can hope to extract about 3 grams in every tonne. It may not sound like much but if there is 140 million tonnes of waste lying around - the numbers start adding up. High prices means all the effort that goes into sourcing the precious metal may well be worth it. Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Johannesburg.
https://wn.com/Gold_Found_In_South_Africa_Mine's_Waste
Growth in mining & manufacturing pulls South Africa's economy out of the red

Growth in mining & manufacturing pulls South Africa's economy out of the red

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  • Updated: 07 Sep 2016
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South Africa's economy made a strong turnaround in the second quarter of the year, putting concerns of a recession to rest for the time being. The first quarter was dismal with a -1.2% contraction, and that stood in stark contrast to Q2's growth of 3.3%. That was largely driven by a strong rebound in mining and manufacturing, with both sectors growing by over 8%. South Africa's exports remained healthy. It wasn't all rosy though. Agriculture, forestry and fishing declined for the sixth consecutive quarter due to the prolonged drought. On an annual basis, South Africa's still in the ICU, with the economy growing at just 0.6%.
https://wn.com/Growth_In_Mining_Manufacturing_Pulls_South_Africa's_Economy_Out_Of_The_Red
World's Deepest Mine - Gold Alchemy

World's Deepest Mine - Gold Alchemy

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South Africa's TauTona mine, real life alchemy, and Halicephalobus Mephisto. Footage from the 2012 documentary, "Down to the Earth's Core". We have travelled into space and looked deep into the universe's depths, but the world beneath our feet remains unexplored and unseen. Now, that's about to change. For the first time in one epic unbroken shot, we embark on an impossible mission - using spectacular computer generated imagery to smash through three thousand miles of solid rock, and venture from our world into the underworld and on to the core of the Earth itself. It's a journey fraught with danger. One thousand feet down we find ourselves inside one of the planet's most volatile places - the San Andreas Fault. Caught between two huge rock slabs, we watch as stress builds and then releases. It unleashes an earthquake and blasts us on towards rivers of molten rock, explosive volcanoes, tears in the Earth's crust and giant tornadoes of liquid metal. But for every danger, there are wonders beyond imagination. Four hundred feet below the surface, a three hundred million year old fossilized forest, with every leaf and every piece of bark perfectly preserved. At one thousand feet down we enter a cave of giant crystals, glistening in deadly 122 degree heat. More than two miles underground we find buried treasure - gold and gems. Deeper still there are valuable resources - salt, oil, coal and iron. And over one hundred miles down we see the sparkling beauty of diamonds. As we descend we piece together our planet's extraordinary story. We rewind time to discover how prehistoric forests became modern-day fuel. 1700 feet down a layer of rock reveals the extraordinary story of the dinosaurs' cataclysmic death. We watch stalactites form and gold grow before our eyes. The deeper we travel into the underworld the more we understand our world above the surface. A bigger picture takes shape - a cycle of destruction and creation, driven by the core that sustains our dynamic planet and makes the Earth the only planet with life in a seemingly lifeless universe. Until, finally, three thousand miles down, we reach the core. Inside it lie the secrets of life as we know it - the magnetic force field that protects life on Earth from the sun's deadly rays, the ancient heat source that keeps our planet alive. Down to the Earth's Core brings the latest science together with breathtaking computer generated imagery. The result is an unmissable journey into an extraordinary world - full of dangers, wonders and secrets. And it's all down there, beneath our feet, right now waiting to be discovered.
https://wn.com/World's_Deepest_Mine_Gold_Alchemy
South Africa's mining crisis

South Africa's mining crisis

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Amid the strikes, the job cuts and the violent protests - we reveal the appalling conditions in the country's illegal mines. .
https://wn.com/South_Africa's_Mining_Crisis
Acid Mines - South Africa

Acid Mines - South Africa

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  • Updated: 22 Jan 2008
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22 May 2001 Fifty years ago Witbank was the heart of the mining industry that built up white wealth in the country. But now the earth burns where coal was once dug, dust and smoke is all that remains. Slime green sludge 'Acid mine drainage' bubbles up, killing everything in its path, ending up in the streams and rivers.
https://wn.com/Acid_Mines_South_Africa
Mining semi-precious tigerseye at Griquatown, South Africa

Mining semi-precious tigerseye at Griquatown, South Africa

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  • Updated: 09 May 2009
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http://www.griquas.com/2006/21.htm - The remarkable and archaic process used by Griqua and African miners near Griquatown to extract rare tigers eye from the rocky terrain. Filmed by Scott Balson during the launch of his book "Children of the Mist" (covering the history of the Griqua people). More at the link above.
https://wn.com/Mining_Semi_Precious_Tigerseye_At_Griquatown,_South_Africa
Diamond mining South Africa

Diamond mining South Africa

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