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Can you name some mines in South Africa

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Asked by Santonu Borpuzari, 06 Nov '09 09:54 pm
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Kimberley is famous for the Big Hole, which is often called the worlds deepest man made hole. Kimberley is the place where diamonds are found.
middle of the town. Just for completeness's sake: Kimberley Big Hole is not the biggest hand dug hole, that is Jagersfontein Mine.
De Beers
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 06 Nov '09 10:02 pm

 
  
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South Africa is leader in mining.
BHP Billiton is the world's largest mining company. Diamond miner De Beers in Venetia and Rio tinto own and operate mines in this part of the world. Understand Coal India and NTPC have also acquired some mines in S Africa.
Answered by Lucky, 06 Nov '09 10:02 pm

 
  
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Mining in South Africa has been the main driving force behind the history and development of
Africa's most advanced and richest economy. Large scale and profitable mining started with the
discovery of a diamond on the banks of the Orange River in 1867 by Erasmus Jacobs and the
subsequent discovery and exploitation of the Kimberley pipes a few years later. Gold rushes to
Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precursors to the biggest discovery of all, the Main Reef/Main
Reef Leader on Gerhardus Oosthuizen's farm Langlaagte, Portion C, in 1886, the Witwatersrand
Gold Rush and the subsequent rapid development of the gold field there, the biggest of them all.!! gg
Answered by Oberoi, 06 Nov '09 10:01 pm

 
  
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