在许多方面，南非的政治，社会和经济景观一直是采矿，鉴于多年来，该部门一直是南非经济的主干。Although gold, diamonds, platinum and coal are the most well-known among the minerals and metals mined, South Africa also hosts chrome, vanadium, titanium and a number of other lesser minerals.What's left in the wake of South Africa’s abandoned gold,15-01-2016· In 2013, mining companies produced 562,000 times as much waste as gold, according to the South African Chamber of Mines. A decade before, that same ratio was less than half as large, at 212,000-to-1. Mining operations are generating increased waste because South Africa’s gold is running out, and the remaining resource only can be found several miles below ground.Where Is Gold Found?: 13 Golden Locales Around the World,The Witwatersrand Basin is considered as one of the richest fields of gold discovered. It is located in South Africa and it is estimated that over 40% of all gold has been mined in basin areas. The entrance of the area is 500 miles from the tunnels of Tau Tona mines. In 1970, South Africa has accounted for 78% of gold production across the world.