Phase 1 involves upgrading the Driefontein 2 plant to process tailings from the Driefontein 5 dump at a rate of between 400 000 and 600 000 tpm and depositing the residue on the Driefontein 4 tailings dam. First production is expected in the first quarter of 2019, adding up to 120 kg or 3 800 oz of gold a month to DRDGOLDs production profile.
Massive new gold tailings retreatment venture established in South Africa. By Laura Cornish. Nov 22, 2017. Sibanye Stillwater has entered into various agreements with DRDGOLD in Sibanye Stillwater will exchange selected surface gold processing assets and tailings storage facilities for c.265 million newly issued DRDGOLD shares.
historic gold tailings dams in the Witwatersrand area of South Africa is being investigated. The objective is to recover uranium and residual gold from the tailings, as well as to oxidize the sulphides to eliminate long term environmental liabilities associated with acid mine drainage. The tailings from the re processing plant will be re
The facility, completed in 2002, was the first large grassroots gold mine built in South Africa in 20 years. Avgold wanted the newest technology applied to the plant design, including the broadest possible application of computerized automation. The new gold recovery plant thus incorporates state of the art technology, with a degree of ...
Sonestie Janse van Rensburg. MINTEK, South Africa. [email protected] +27 11 709 4731 ABSTRACT . In the West Rand, East Rand and Central Gauteng region it was estimated that there are more than 500 gold mining dumps of which 350 are in the Johannesburg region, covering about 320 000 hectares of surface area.