Investigate aspects of mining in south africa
Topic c: indigenous mining in south africa before the modern era. The history of South Africa is closely linked to mining. Gold and diamond mining has generated much wealth for the country over the last 150 years. The mines in South Africa today produce gold, diamonds, silver, platinum, chromium andSouth African Mining - Mining Africa,Minerals:Diamonds, gold, coal, iron ore, chrome, copper, emerald, fluorspar, ilmenite, lead, manganese, nickel, phosphate, silica, tin, vanadium, uranium, zinc and zircon. Independence: 31 May 1910 Area: 1,221,037 km2 Mining fact: The Witwatersrand Basin in South Africa is the largest gold resource in the world. This is also where the world’s deepest gold mine is found – the Mponeng Gold,IFC - International Finance Corporation,In 2010, mining in Africa amounted to 8 percent of the total global mineral exploration and extraction budget. 4. Gold, Copper, Coal, Iron Ore, Bauxite, Manganese, Aluminium, Nickel, Lead, Titanium, Platinum, Zinc, Diamonds and precious Gemstones are some of the most sought after minerals in Africa.