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Target Gold Mine, Free State province, South Africa

Producer of



Between Welkom and Bothaville, Free State province, South Africa


Harmony Gold Mining Co. (100%)

Geology type

Precambrian metamorphosed palaeo-placer quartz-pebble conglomerate reef horizons

Mineral type

Native gold plus silver

Reserve base

18.1Mt containing 3.8Moz of gold (proven and

Annual production

350,000oz/y planned over at least 15 years’ mine life

Mining method

Underground trackless mining, including long-hole open stoping, cut-and-fill and drift-and-fill; conventional narrow-stope de-stressing before bulk mining

Processing method

Primary crushing underground, followed by SAG milling, centrifugal gravity concentration, cyanide leaching, carbon-in-pulp adsorption, elution and electrowinning to produce doré bars for refining




Sandvik development drilling jumbos<BR>

Sandvik Solo long-hole drilling rigs

Sandvik load-haul-dump machines

Walter-Becker materials transport monorails

Decline conveyor system

Hitachi refrigeration plant

Prostar communications and mine control system


Nordberg underground crushers

Svedala SAG mills

Anglo American Research Laboratories gold electrowinning system

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