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Ezulwini Uranium and Gold Mine, Gauteng

Producer Of

Gold and uranium

Location

About 40km south-west of Johannesburg

Ownership

First Uranium

Geology Type

Quartzites, shales and volcanics

Mineral Type

Native gold and pyrite, uraninite

Reserve Base

Measured, indicated and inferred resources of 158Mt, containing about 25Moz contained gold and about 188 million pounds of U3O8

Annual Production

59,689oz Au and 31,407lbs of U3O8 (2011)

Mining Method

Underground

Processing method

Crushing and grinding, then Au recovery by gravity and cyanidation, and U<span class="sub">3</span>O<span class="sub">8</span> recovery by leaching, extraction and precipitation

Employment

About 5,000-6,000

Key Equipment Underground

No significant new equipment

Processing plant

Krupp Polyius mills

Engineering contractor

MDM Engineering
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