After the Gold Rush

Life among the mounds of leftover tailings in Johannesburg

People in Johannesburg and the surrounding area live among 6 billion tons of earth dug up in the course of South Africa’s long gold mining boom. As the price of the metal has climbed, some of the bleached mounds of leftover tailings are being re-mined for valuable scraps.

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