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Merriespruit, 22 February 1994 Minerals Council South Africa

The Merriespruit mine’s tailings dam had burst after a torrential thunderstorm that dumped an unprecedented 5cm of water onto the site in the short space of half an hour. The downpour led to the dam’s wall being breached, releasing the flood of water and tailings onto an

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Merriespruit: A mining disaster. 1994 Zarine Roodt Skrywer

Approximately one year after this date, on 1 April 1995, Judge Dirk Kotzé found that the Merriespruit dam had collapsed because senior officials of the Harmony Gold Mine chose to pump thousands of tons of sludge into dams which they knew were weakened and overfilled.

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Wits Gold’s De Bron-Merriespruit Project Moves to Final

De Bron-Merriespruit will be a shallow underground mine comprising a planned twin-shaft system to 660 m depth, with gold production expected to average 200,000 oz/y over an 18-year life of mine. Production is expected to peak at 246,777oz at 5.5 g/mt during year nine, and first gold production is expected 47 months after shaft sinking begins.

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Defining an appropriate steady state line for Merriespruit

In 1994 the Merriespruit gold tailings dam in South Africa failed, resulting in 17 deaths. The post-failure investigation provided no explanation as to why the catastrophic flow failure, which

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Harmony 60 years on

In the early 1970s, Harmony merged with the then Anglovaal mines, Merriespruit and Virginia, to establish the Harmony Gold Mine with a lease area of 9 933.67ha. 1994 On 22 February 1994, following a period of heavy rain, a tailings dam wall just outside Merriespruit, a suburb of the town of Virginia in the Free State, collapsed.

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Wits Gold’s De Bron-Merriespruit Project Moves to Final

De Bron-Merriespruit will be a shallow underground mine comprising a planned twin-shaft system to 660 m depth, with gold production expected to average 200,000 oz/y over an 18-year life of mine. Production is expected to peak at 246,777oz at 5.5 g/mt during year nine, and first gold production is expected 47 months after shaft sinking begins.

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Merriespruit: A mining disaster. 1994 Zarine Roodt

By admin In Academic. Few people in the Free State town of Virginia will ever forget Tuesday, 22 February 1994. The town witnessed a disaster equaled by few others in history when the northern embankment of the Merriespruit slime dump, owned by Harmony Mine, was split in the centre at approximately 21:00.

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Defining an appropriate steady state line for Merriespruit

The above mentioned trends in sand–silt mixtures have been observed from triaxial test results on various type of sand; e.g. Ottawa sand [46, 53], Merriespruit gold mining tailings [55], Foundry

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Fatal accident at Merriespruit Miningreview

Mar 26, 2010· Merriespruit Number 1 Shaft at Harmony’s Virginia operations in the Free State Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 26 March 2010 Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited “’ the world’s No. 5 gold producer “’ has revealed that a mineworker has been killed in a rock fall at the Merriespruit 1 shaft at the company’s Virginia operations in the Free State.

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History Harmony Gold

Acquisition of Pamodzi Gold’s Free State assets. April: Closure announced of the Virginia operation’s Harmony 2, Merriespruit 1 and Merriespruit 3 shafts as they reach their end of their economically viable lives. May: The Hidden Valley mine in PNG began commercial production

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Anglovaal Wikipedia

: 458 After the Second World War, drilling began in 1949 in the Orange Free State on the farms Merriespruit, Harmony and Virginia. [2] : 458 Enough gold was found to open mine on the Virginia farm in 1955 and Merriespruit in 1956.

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Virginia, Free State Wikipedia

Virginia is a gold mining town located in the Lejweleputswa District Municipality and on goldfields of the Free State province in South Africa about 140 km (90 mi) In 1994 the Merriespruit tailings dam disaster occurred just outside Virginia, killing seventeen people.

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Chronology of major tailings dam failures

Harmony, Merriespruit, South Africa Harmony Gold Mines gold Dam wall breach following heavy rain 600,000 m 3: tailings traveled 4 km downstream, 17 people killed, extensive damage to residential township 1994, Feb. 14 Olympic Dam, Roxby Downs, South Australia WMC Ltd. copper, uranium leakage of tailings dam during 2 years or more

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IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA (ORANGE FREE STATE

CONSOLIDATED GOLD AREAS v MERRIESPRUIT GOLD MINE CO AND ANOTHER 1961 (2) SA 505 (W) at 524D. 9 [15] The applicant contemplates suing the respondent by way of an

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New Uranium Mining Projects South Africa

Ministry accepts mining right application over De Bron-Merriespruit South (DBM) mine project Wits Gold announced on Wednesday (Feb. 22) that the Department of Mineral Resources has accepted the company's application for a Mining Right for gold, silver and uranium over its combined prospecting rights in the southern Free State goldfield. The

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Virginia Har

Ore from Unisel, Brand 3 and Harmony 2 shafts is processed at Harmony 1 plant, while ore from Merriespruit 1 and 3 shafts is processed at Central Plant. These mature operations are among the oldest shafts in the group, with mining having begun here between 30 and 60 years ago. They are intermediate in depth, ranging from 1 000 to 2 000 metres.

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Beatrix Gold Mine Wikimapia

Located some 240 kilometers south-west of Johannesburg, near the towns of Welkom and Virginia in the Free State province, the Beatrix Gold Mine is the only one of Gold Fields’ mines in South Africa which is located on the southern rim of the Witwatersrand Basin. Beatrix has 17.1 million ounces in Mineral Resources and 5.7 million ounces in Mineral Reserves. Beatrix is a large shallow to

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