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Driefontein Shaft 12 Information

  • Ownership 2015-08-10
    Unbundled from Gold Fields into Sibanye in November 2012.
  • General 2015-05-10
    Driefontein Gold Mine is a large, well-established shallow to ultra-deep level gold mine with workings that are accessed through eight shaft systems that mine various gold bearing reefs from open ground and pillars that occur at depths between 600 and 3,300 metres below surface. The shaft systems include five sub-vertical shafts and two tertiary shafts. Ore extracted from the gold bearing reefs is processed at three metallurgical plants. Access to orebodies (auriferous reefs) is provided through vertical, inclined and declined shaft systems. If additional depth is required to fully exploit the reef, and it is economically feasible, then secondary (sub-vertical) or tertiary shafts are sunk from the underground levels. Horizontal development at various intervals of a shaft, known as levels, extend access to the horizon of the reef to be mined. On-reef development then provides specific mining access. The mining methods employed at Driefontein vary between shafts and can be subdivided as follows: Breast mining with dip pillars in the shaft pillar extraction at 1 Sub-Vertical; Breast mining with dip pillars at 1 Tertiary and 5 Sub-Vertical Shafts; Pillar extraction and scattered mining at 2 Shaft; Mini-longwall mining, scattered mining, shaft pillar and pillar extraction at 4 Sub-Vertical Shaft; Pillar extraction and scattered mining at 6 Sub-Vertical Shaft; Pillar extraction and scattered mining at 8 Shaft; and Reclamation and vamping at 6 Tertiary and 10 Sub-Vertical Shaft. Driefontein is also mining old surface rock dumps containing gold. The dumps are loaded and screened to smaller fractions and then processed exclusively at 2 and 3 Plants.

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