2020518&ensp·&enspDid you know that eight of the ten deepest mines in the world are located in just one South African region? We bet you also didnt know that most of these operations are focused on gold extraction. To increase your mining knowledge, Mining Examiner brings you a new list today, this time about the 10 deepest pits in the world. Also see Natures Deep Holes 1. Mponeng mine
The Driefontein mine is located in the Gauteng province near Carletonville. It goes 3.4 kilometers below the surface, earning a place among the top 10 deepest mines in the world. Owned by Gold Fields, it has been operating since 1952. It is expected to keep producing gold up to 2035.
2020524&ensp·&enspThis list of deepest mines includes operational and nonoperational mines that are at least 2,212 m (7,257 ft), which is the depth of Veryovkina Cave, the deepest known natural cave in the world.The depth measurements in this list represent the difference in elevation from the entrance of the mine to the deepest excavated point. The definition of mine for this list is an artificially made
The list of the deepest mines in the world is dominated by South African gold mines with a whooping 6 mines on the list. Of the six South African mines top four are from the Southern neighbor. If the list was to be of the top ten deepest operating mines then another South African mine South Deep mine with a depth of 2.99 km would also make that
When you hear the term underground mining you wouldnt think of #SouthAfrica. However, shockingly eight out of the ten deepest mines in the world reside in that region. More surprising even, most of these operations are focused on gold extraction. Underground mining refers to