The Haunting Legacy of South Africa’s Gold Mines - Yale E360
At Blyvooruitzicht, about 11,000 people live around the abandoned mine, many of them unemployed miners unable to afford housing elsewhere. Throughout its lifetime, the mine generated about 2.5 million pounds of gold, silver, uranium, and other minerals, but now it is a volatile wasteland."Blyvooruitzicht Mine" in South Africa, Gold Producer,,"Blyvooruitzicht Mine" is a producer deposit site discovered in 1932 in South Africa Territory, South Africa. It is a large deposit, located in the Far West Rand (West Wits Line) Of Witwatersrand Goldfields mining district and is not considered to be of world-class significance. 1 Gold, platinum, and sulfur-pyrite deposits are documented at "Blyvooruitzicht Mine."Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mine: Ray of hope,In 2010, workers at DRDGold’s Blyvooruitzicht gold mine near Carletonville toyi-toyi -ed to protest against a bid for the distressed mine by Aurora Empowerment Systems, whose reputation was already marred by events at Grootvlei and Orkney.