|Witwatersrand Basin and major goldfields|
|Location||Witwatersrand Basin, Johannesburg, South Africa|
Who owns the gold in South Africa?
Mponeng gold mine – 11.65Moz
Mponeng gold mine located near the town of Carletonville, South Africa, is owned and operated by AngloGold Ashanti. The underground gold mine is also currently the deepest mine in the world with a depth of more than 4km below the surface.
Is South Africa the largest producer of gold?
Ghana is Africa’s largest producer of gold, beating out South Africa for the first time in 2019, and is also known for its reserves of various industrial minerals.
Is South Africa still rich in gold?
Diamond and gold production are now well down from their peaks, though South Africa is still number 5 in gold but remains a cornucopia of mineral riches. It is the world’s largest producer of chrome, manganese, platinum, vanadium and vermiculite.