AngloGold Ashanti Limited operates as a gold mining and exploration company with a portfolio of mining operations and projects on four continents worldwide. By-products of the company’s gold mining operations include silver (Argentina), sulphuric acid (Brazil), and uranium (South Africa). Operations The company’s 20 operations are located in 10 countries. The business segments comprise South Africa, Continental Africa, Americas and Australasia. South Africa comprises operations and assets in South Africa, including West Wits, Vaal River and Surface Operations, which includes First Uranium SA, which owns Mine Waste Solutions (MWS). The company’s operating assets outside of South Africa are Continental Africa with operations in the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Ghana, Guinea, Mali, and Tanzania. Australasia comprises two operations in Australia. Americas includes operations in Argentina, Brazil, and the United States. Greenfields and brownfields exploration takes place in both established and new gold-producing regions through managed and non-managed joint ventures, strategic alliances and wholly-owned ground holdings. The company’s discoveries include La Colosa and Gramalote in Colombia and Tropicana in Australia. South Africa The company’s South African operations comprise five deep-level mines and surface production facilities. They are the Vaal River operations – Great Noligwa, Kopanang, and Moab Khotsong; the West Wits operations – Mponeng and TauTona; and Surface Operations. Vaal River – Great Noligwa: Great Noligwa is a mature operation, which adjoins Kopanang and Moab Khotsong, and is located close to the town of Orkney, near the Vaal River. The Vaal Reef, the operation’s primary reef, and the Crystalkop Reef, a secondary reef, are mined from a twin-shaft system through eight main levels at an average depth of 2,400 meters. The mine shares a milling and treatment circuit with Moab Khotsong and Kopanang. Vaal River – Kopanang: Kopanang is located in the Free State province, approximately 170 kilometers southwest of Johannesburg and approximately 10 kilometers southeast of the town of Orkney on a lease area of 35 square kilometers. Vaal River – Moab Khotsong: Moab Khotsong is situated near Orkney, Klerksdorp and Viljoenskroon, approximately 180 kilometers southwest of Johannesburg. Surface Operations: Surface Operations consists of Hard Rock Surface Sources and MWS. Hard Rock Surface Sources: Hard Rock Surface Sources extract gold from marginal ore dumps at various Vaal River and West Wits operations where there is more metallurgical capacity than reef mined. The Hard Rock Surface Sources includes the rail transport infrastructure, the Vaal River and West Wits Laboratories and tailings management facilities. MWS: MWS is a gold and uranium tailings recovery operation located in the western portion of the Witwatersrand Basin, approximately 160 kilometers from Johannesburg approximately 8 kilometers from the town of Klerksdorp near Stilfontein in the North West Province. MWS consists of 14 tailings dams, which are made up of deposits from 3 gold and uranium mines. The tailings dams are scattered through an area that stretches approximately 13.5 kilometers north to south and 14 kilometers east to west. The footprints of the 14 tailings dams cover an area of approximately 1,100 hectares. West Wits operations: The West Wits operations, Mponeng and TauTona, are situated southwest of Johannesburg, on the border between Gauteng and North West Province. West Wits – Mponeng: Mponeng is located between the towns of Carletonville and Fochville on the border between Gauteng and the North West Province, southwest of Johannesburg. The operation extracts the Ventersdorp Contact Reef at depths between 2,400 meters and 3,900 meters through sequential-grid mining. West Wits – TauTona: TauTona lies on the West Wits Line, just south of Carletonville in Gauteng, approximately 70 kilometers southwest of Johannesburg. The mine has a three shaft system, supported by secondary and tertiary shafts. Continental Africa The company has six producing mines and processing operations (of which
anglogold ashanti-spon adr
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