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Ore deposit description:

Identifier: ZAF-00566
Name(s): Tau Tona - Western Deep Levels East Mine - WDL East Mine - TauTona
Country(ies): SOUTH AFRICA (Republic of South Africa) -
Commodity(ies):
NameProduction 3 year averageReserveResourceUnitClassOre type(s)
Gold80 13.30195490 tA Native-element ore.
Main morphology: Stratiform bed: single or multi-layered (syn-depositional with host rock)
Morphology(ies): Stratiform bed: single or multi-layered (syn-depositional with host rock) - Concordant to subconcordant envelope of disseminated ore -
Deposit type(s): Paleoplacer, +- transformed; Witwatersrand / Tarkwa type -
Host rock(s): Conglomerate -
Exploitation type(s): Underground mining -
Ages:
MineralisationHost rock
UpperLowerUpperLower
ArcheanArcheanArcheanArchean
Status: Producing industrial mine
Localization:

Class definition: for the considered commodity, following its calculated total potential (passed production + reserves + resources), the ore deposit is classified into class A (very large deposit), B (large deposit), C (medium deposit), D (small deposit), E (occurrence), or N/A (no information available).
Used units are: t = metric ton (1000 kg), ct = carat

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