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Did you know fact for the day; South Africa was once the world’s number one producer of gold

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Although 2014 reports ranked South Africa sixth in the world, producing around 6 percent (164.5 tonnes) of the world's precious metal from its 35 mines.

Some of this comes from the world’s deepest mine AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng to the south west of Johannesburg, which operates between 2.4km to 3.9km below the earth’s surface.

 

 

 


 

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