Gold Mining In Western Arizona Staged For A Productive New
Over 50 of all gold reserves are found in South Africa, with the Witwatersrand Basin remaining the largest gold resource in the world In 1975, South Africa was responsible for producing 40 of the gold ever mined. By 2010, however, China affirmed its status as the world’s largest gold producer with production of 324 tonnes of gold, followed by Australia (222.8 tonnes), and South Africa.Gold, 1,210kg of silver and 20000 tonnes of copper had been recovered from the Migori Gold Belt (Ogola, 1993). After large scale mining operations came to a halt, shortly after Kenya’s independence, artisan miners have been the sole producers of gold in the belt. Artisan mining is an important economic sector in many developing countries.