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Site Index

Beatrix · Beisa North · Beisa Reef · Beaufort West · Benoni · Blyvooruitzicht tailings project · Bonanza South · Buffelsfontein · Cooke Section · Cooke 4 · De Bron-Merriespruit South · Denny Dalton · Dominion · Driefontein · East Rand tailings project · Ezulwini · Freestate tailings (Harmony) · Great Noligwa · Hartebeestfontein · Henkries · Karoo · Klerksdorp tailings (Harmony) · Kloof · Kopanang · Kop Paydam tailings · Mangalisa · Mine Waste Solutions tailings · Mispah tailings · Moab Khotsong · Mooifontein · Mponeng · Old Randfontein Section · Palabora · Potchefstroom · Randfontein · Rietkuil · Ryst Kuil · South Deep · Southern Free State Goldfield · Springbok Flats · Stilfontein tailings project · Tau Tona · Vaal River area · Vaal River tailings · Waterval · Western Area · Western Rand JV · West Rand tailings project (Mintails) · West Rand tailings project (Sibanye Stillwater) · West Wits area · West Wits tailings


> See also Issues for: New Mining Projects · Operating Mines · Decommissioning Projects · Legislation & Regulations
> See also Data for: Old Mines and Decommissioning

> Explanation of Signs and Symbols


 
GENERAL INFORMATION

In South Africa, uranium is a by-product of gold mining.

> See also: Database Index: Uranium Mining in Sub-Saharan Africa (African Development Information Services)

Historical uranium production to 1996 (395k PDF - Chamber of Mines)

 

 
Free State

Beatrix · Beisa Reef · Buffelsfontein · De Bron-Merriespruit South · Freestate surface tailings (Harmony) · Great Noligwa · Hartebeestfontein · Kopanang · Mangalisa · Moab Khotsong · Mooifontein · Southern Free State Goldfield · Vaal River area mines · Waterval


 

Beatrix mine, Free State Province

Beisa Reef mining area

Mineral Resources are inclusive of Mineral Reservers

[ISSUES] · [OLD ISSUES]

Hartebeestfontein / Buffelsfontein

Buffelsfontein, underground

[ISSUES]

(uranium recovery shut down)
(mining halted after March 9, 2005, earthquake and restarted Nov. 2005)

Vaal River area mines

Great Noligwa mine

(now incorporated in Moab Khotsong mine)
[ISSUES]

Kopanang mine


[ISSUES]

Moab Khotsong mine

[ISSUES]

Freestate surface tailings (Harmony)

Southern Free State Goldfield

De Bron-Merriespruit South (DBM) project

> Download Technical Report Feb. 24, 2012 (3.2M PDF) (SEDAR)
> Download Technical Report Aug. 5, 2011 (5.2M PDF) (SEDAR)
> Download Technical Report Apr. 2011 (2.8M PDF) (SEDAR)
> Download Technical Report May 2, 2010 (5M PDF) (SEDAR)

Hakkies, Bloemhoek, De Bron and Robijn projects

> Download Technical Report Oct. 20, 2009 (6M PDF) (SEDAR)
> Download Technical Report May 2009 (4.8M PDF) (SEDAR)
> Download Technical Report on the Scoping Study for the Bloemhoek Project, May 2008: Witsgold (2.9M PDF) · SEDAR (4.5M PDF)
> Download Technical Report Nov. 2007: Witsgold (4.5MB PDF) · SEDAR (4.5MB PDF)

Beisa North Project

> Download Technical Report June 30, 2009 (2.7M PDF) (SEDAR)

[ISSUES]

Mooifontein project, Southern Free State

> Aerial View: Google Maps

Size: 1,065 tonnes U
Ore grade: 0.029% U

[ISSUES]

Waterval project

Mangalisa project, Free State

> Download Technical Report Dec. 19, 2011: Superior Mining Intl. Corp (4.2M PDF) · SEDAR

 

 
Gauteng

Benoni tailings project · Blyvooruitzicht tailings · Cooke Section · Driefontein mine · East Rand (Ergo) tailings · Ezulwini · Kloof · Mponeng · Old Randfontein Section · Randfontein · South Deep · Western Area · West Wits area · West Wits surface tailings


 

Driefontein mine

Driefontein (in tailings)

> Aerial view Driefontein: Google Maps

[ISSUES]

Kloof mine

Kloof (in tailings)

> Aerial view Kloof: Google Maps

[ISSUES]

South Deep mine

South Deep (underground)

South Deep (in tailings)

> Aerial view South Deep: Google Maps

[ISSUES]

Western Area

The uranium recovery plant of the mine was closed in 1998 for economic reasons.

Cooke Section / Old Randfontein Section

Cooke surface dumps (in tailings) Mineral Resources are inclusive of Mineral Reservers
> Download Technical Report July 2013: Gold One (2.4M PDF)

> Aerial view Cooke Tailings Dam: Google Maps

Cooke 1-3 underground Mineral Resources are inclusive of Mineral Reservers

> Download Technical Report July 2013: Gold One (6.2M PDF)

[ISSUES]

Randfontein, Gauteng

Cooke 4 shaft (formerly Ezulwini project, Randfontein Four Shaft)

> Download Technical Report Aug. 2013: Gold One (3.1M PDF)
> Download Technical Report (Preliminary Assessment) Jan. 6, 2009 (5.8M PDF) (SEDAR)
> Download Technical Report (Preliminary Assessment) Jun. 5, 2008 (2.7M PDF) (SEDAR)
> Download Technical Report Nov. 8, 2006 (1.9M PDF) · revised Dec. 5, 2006 (1.9M PDF) · revised May 9, 2007 (2.7M PDF) (SEDAR)

[ISSUES] · [OLD ISSUES] · [DECOMM. ISSUES]

West Wits area projects

Mponeng project (including Tau Tona)

West Wits surface tailings

East Rand (Ergo) tailings project

Elsburg tailings dam complex (in tailings)

> Download Technical Report Aug. 11, 2008 (3.2M PDF) (Mintails)

> Aerial view Elsburg Tailings Dam: Google Maps

[ISSUES]

Benoni tailings project, Gauteng

Goldplat tailings storage facility (in slimes and footwall)

> Aerial view: Google Maps

Blyvooruitzicht tailings project

[ISSUES]

 
Limpopo

Palabora · Springbok Flats


 

Palabora

(uranium recovery shut down in August 2001)

Springbok Flats deposit, Limpopo province

[ISSUES]

 
KwaZulu-Natal

Denny Dalton


 

Denny Dalton uranium/gold project

Size: 9350 tonnes U
Ore grade: 0.03% U

 
Northern Cape

Henkries


 

Henkries deposit

[ISSUES]

 

 
Northwest

Bonanza South · Dominion · Klerksdorp goldfield surface tailings (Harmony) · Kop Paydam tailings · Mispah tailings · Potchefstroom · Rietkuil · Mine Waste Solutions tailings · Western Rand Joint Venture · Mintails West Rand tailings · Sibanye Stillwater West Rand tailings · Stilfontein tailings reprocessing · Vaal River surface tailings


 

Vaal River surface tailings


[ISSUES]

Stilfontein tailings reprocessing project

Mine Waste Solutions
(formerly Hartebeestfontein / Buffelsfontein tailings)

(currently only producing gold)

Buffelsfontein and Hartebeestfontein tailings dam (Resources include Reserves!)

> Download Technical Report on the Mine Waste Solutions Tailings Recovery Project, Jan. 1, 2010: SEDAR (5.9M PDF)
> Download Technical Report on the Mine Waste Solutions Tailings Recovery Project March 31, 2008: First Uranium (5.7M PDF) · SEDAR (5.7M PDF)
> Download Buffelsfontein Technical Report Nov. 1, 2007 (Pre-Feasibility of the Buffelsfontein Tailings Recovery Project): First Uranium (8.2M PDF) · SEDAR (8.2M PDF)
> Download Buffelsfontein Technical Report Nov. 8, 2006 (2.7M PDF) · revised Dec. 5, 2006 (2.7M PDF) · revised Jan. 31, 2007 (1.1M PDF) · revised May 22, 2007 (4.6M PDF) (SEDAR)
> Download Buffelsfontein - Independent Audit Report, Jan. 18, 2006 (4.5MB PDF)

> Aerial view Hartebeestfontein / Buffelsfontein tailings dams: Google Maps

[ISSUES] · [OLD ISSUES]

Klerksdorp goldfield surface tailings (Harmony)

Mispah tailings

Kop Paydam tailings

Bonanza South deposit (Klerksdorp area)

Size: 270 tonnes U
Ore grade: 0.0076% U

Shiva Uranium Pty Ltd

Dominion deposit (Klerksdorp area)

(uranium recovery shut down, currently producing gold only)

Dominion Upper Reef

Dominion Lower Reef
> Download Technical Report Nov. 10, 2014 (20MB PDF) (Oakbay)
> Download Technical Report March 29, 2008 (5.5M PDF) (SEDAR)
> Download Technical Report March 2, 2007 (5M PDF) (SEDAR)
> Download Technical Report Aug. 1, 2006 (3.8M PDF) (SEDAR)
> Download Technical Report June 14, 2006 (5M PDF) (SEDAR)
> Download Technical Report Feb. 17, 2006 (7.7M PDF) (SEDAR)

[ISSUES] · [OLD ISSUES]

Shiva Uranium Pty Ltd

Rietkuil deposit (Klerksdorp area)

Rietkuil Upper Reef

Rietkuil Lower Reef
> Download Technical Report Nov. 10, 2014 (20MB PDF) (Oakbay)
> Download Technical Report Feb. 17, 2006 (7.7M PDF) (SEDAR)

[ISSUES]

Shiva Uranium Pty Ltd

Western Rand Joint Venture projects

[ISSUES]

Mintails West Rand tailings project

Randfontein cluster (in tailings)
Soweto cluster (in tailings)
> Download Technical Report Sep. 17, 2008 (3.3M PDF) · Technical Report Oct. 12, 2007 (PDF) (Mintails)

> Aerial view West Rand tailings dams: Google Maps
> Aerial view West Wits pit: Google Maps

[ISSUES]

Sibanye Stillwater West Rand tailings retreatment project

used to comprise Driefontein tailings, Kloof tailings, and Cooke tailings

[ISSUES]

Potchefstroom goldfield

> Download Technical Report Oct. 2009 (1.6MB SEDAR)

 
Western Cape

Beaufort West · Karoo · Ryst Kuil


 

Beaufort West deposit - Karoo Basin

Size: 23,000 tonnes U
Ore grade: 0.08% U

Karoo projects

(now include Ryst Kuil Uranium Project [OLD ISSUES])

[ISSUES]

 

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