Record Prices Spur Hunt for "Dumped" Gold

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"Most of South Africa's gold lies deep underground, but atop the mine dumps scattered around Johannesburg, you can actually walk on the stuff."

Reuters, Ed Stoddard

The vast majority of South Africa's gold lies deep underground, but atop the mine dumps scattered around Johannesburg, you can actually walk on the stuff.

"You're standing on gold right now," said Charles Symons, chief operating officer for DRDGold, as he surveys a yawning crater 30m deep and 250m long blasted out of the Elsburg dump to the south of Johannesburg.

"But the specks on your shoe wouldn't buy you a piece of bubble-gum," he says with a laugh as a water cannon in the distance blasts more dirt from the side of the crater. . .View Full Article

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