Witwatersrand Basin

Witwatersrand Basin


Nearly half the gold ever mined has come from one place: Witwatersrand, South Africa.


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The Witwatersrand Basin is a largely underground geological formation that surfaces in the Witwatersrand, South Africa. It holds the world's largest known gold reserves and has produced over 1.5 billion ounces (over 40,000 metric tons), which represents about 50% of all the gold ever mined on earth.


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