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  • Cash costs plunge below $700/oz at AngloGold’s Mponeng mine 2016-09-23
    Mponeng gold mine, near Carletonville, in the North West, currently the world’s deepest mine, was one of the lowest-cost producers in South Africa during the first half of 2016, states South African gold mining major AngloGold Ashanti in its earnings report for the six months ended June 30, released in mid-August. The gold miner highlights that, for the first half of the year, its South African flagship operation, which is undergoing a six-phase expansion project, achieved a cash cost of $692/oz, which reflected a 25% year-on-year improvement.

Driefontein 2 Information

  • Ownership 2015-08-10
    Unbundled from Gold Fields into Sibanye in November 2012.
  • General 2015-05-10
    Driefontein operates three gold processing plants. A centralised elution and carbon treatment facility, capable of processing carbon from all three of the Driefontein plants, was installed in August 2001. The benefits of this centralisation are better recovery rates, giving reduced dissolved gold losses and operating cost, as well as improved security. Gold bullion produced is dispatched to the Rand Refinery to further process it to a saleable quality of 99,9% fineness. The first gold pour at 2 Gold Plant was in 1952 with ore obtained from the now defunct 11 shaft. In 1962 the collapse of the entire Carbon Leader plant occurred as a result of sinkhole activity, and the current 2 Plant was erected in less than 12 months. Currently 2 Plant is only treating surface waste rock material at 200 kt per month. It is delivered by rail from rock dumps to the plant feed bunkers. The plant flow sheet incorporates two SAG mills and a ball milling circuit, cyanide leaching and a carbon in pulp (CIP) plant. Loaded carbon is transported to the central Elution Circuit at 1 Plant.

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  • Amplats sale of Rustenburg operations unconditional 2016-10-19
    The R4.5-billion sale of Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) Rustenburg Operations to Sibanye is now unconditional. This follows, besides other things, the granting of consent in terms of Section 11 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act for the sale of the Rustenburg Operations mining right and prospecting right to Sibanye.
  • Sibanye joins platinum big league as bid for Rustenburg Platinum Mines approved by DMR. http://www.miningmx.com/top-story/28249-sibanye-platinum-big-league-rpm-deal-live-nov-1/ … 2016-10-19

    Sibanye joins platinum big league as bid for Rustenburg Platinum Mines approved by DMR. http://www.miningmx.com/top-story/28249-sibanye-platinum-big-league-rpm-deal-live-nov-1/ …

  • Operations resume at Sibanye’s Cooke mine 2016-10-05
    Operations have resumed at JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye’s Cooke operations, in Gauteng, after the illegal industrial action at the mine was called off late on Monday. Operations were halted after four employees were injured, two of them critically, on Monday, in an alleged dispute between members of the National Union of Mineworkers and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union during the undertaking of an agreed union member verification process.
  • Sibanye Gold to weigh viability of platinum mines after strikes, safety stoppages and low platinum price hits home. http://www.miningmx.com/top-story/27907-sibanye-weigh-platinum-mines-safety-stoppage 2016-08-25

    Sibanye Gold to weigh viability of platinum mines after strikes, safety stoppages and low platinum price hits home. http://www.miningmx.com/top-story/27907-sibanye-weigh-platinum-mines-safety-stoppages-hit-viability/ …

  • Sibanye firming up tailings project funding 2016-08-10
    Sibanye Gold is far advanced with plans to recover gold, uranium and sulphuric acid in a phased manner. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins Creamer Media's Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss these plans.

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