Sunday, May 13, 2007

All that glitters is not gold

gold brick

The yellow metal is coveted by all. But the cost of mining it and the extreme hardships dovetailed with its extraction is staggering.Gold mineralisation occurs at depths between 1,000m and 4,000m below surface.Many have lost their lives in mining-related accidents. More about the efforts that go into the mining of gold in the deepest South African Driefontein mines.

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