spheres found in south africa mine

spheres found in south africa mine

2.8-Billion-Year-Old Spheres Found in South Africa: How ...

2014-8-29  In 1984, while investigating the spheres, he contacted Roelf Marx, curator of the museum of Klerksdorp, South Africa, where some of the spheres are kept. Marx described the spheres as being about 2.8 billion years old, with a very hard surface and a fibrous structure inside. He found them quite strange and puzzling.

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The Spheres of Klerksdorp: 2.8 Billion Years Old ...

2021-7-31  The spheres were collected over several mines in a region of South Africa, these spheres come from sediments that are sometimes just over 2.8 billion years old, making them a rather interesting mystery.. Very little information is available about their origin, collection, and the studies that have been done on the Klerksdorp spheres.

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The South African Spheres - TalkOrigins Archive

2006-12-7  In Klerksdorp, South Africa, hundreds of metallic spheres were found by miners in Precambrian strata said to be a fantastic 2.8 billion years old. The controversy centers around fine grooves encircling some of the spheres. Lab technicians were at a loss to explain how they could have been formed by any known, natural process.

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The 3-Billion-Year-Old Klerksdorp Spheres of Ottosdal ...

2015-7-15  The 3-Billion-Year-Old Klerksdorp Spheres of Ottosdal. Kaushik Patowary Jul 15, 2015 7 comments. In the small town of Ottosdal, in central North West Province of South Africa, miners working in pyrophyllite mines have been digging up mysterious metal spheres known as Klerksdorp Spheres. These dark reddish brown, somewhat flattened spheres range ...

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The Mystery Of The Klerksdorp Spheres - Grunge

No, we're talking about the Klerksdorp Spheres, 0.5-10cm long, reddish stones dug out of mines in Ottosdal, a northwest area of South Africa, as recounted by Amusing Planet.They're classified as pyrophyllites, a layered silicate formed by hydrothermal alteration (i.e., they dried out).

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Klerksdorp Spheres – Ottosdal, South Africa - Atlas Obscura

Vredefort, South Africa See All By all scientific accounts, theses rounded objects found in pyrophyllite deposits around Ottosdal, South Africa are three billion-year-old rocks that were naturally ...

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The Klerksdorp Spheres: Worth A Closer Look Mysterious ...

2019-9-17  The spheres have been found by miners and rock hounds in and around a mining operation near a small town called Ottosdal, South Africa, which is owned by a local mining company called Wonderstone Ltd. Wonderstone’s primary product is a

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Klerksdorp spheres - RationalWiki

2020-4-30  Found in nearly three-billion year-old mined deposits of pyrophyllite at Ottosdal, near Klerksdorp in South Africa, the Klerksdorp "Spheres" actually range from roughly spherical, through badly squashed, to disc-shaped. Some of them are intergrown in groups. Much of the woo hinges on the false claims that the objects are perfectly spherical ...

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A history of mining in South Africa (ZA)

M M ining in South Africa has been a contentious issue since 15-year-old Erasmus Stephanus Jacobs discovered South Africa’s first diamond, the Eureka, in Hopetown in 1867. It kickstarted what historians call the Mineral Revolution, which made few

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The Klerksdorp Spheres: Worth A Closer Look Mysterious ...

2019-9-17  The spheres have been found by miners and rock hounds in and around a mining operation near a small town called Ottosdal, South Africa, which is owned by a local mining company called Wonderstone Ltd. Wonderstone’s primary product is a

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Klerksdorp spheres - RationalWiki

2020-4-30  Found in nearly three-billion year-old mined deposits of pyrophyllite at Ottosdal, near Klerksdorp in South Africa, the Klerksdorp "Spheres" actually range from roughly spherical, through badly squashed, to disc-shaped. Some of them are intergrown in groups. Much of the woo hinges on the false claims that the objects are perfectly spherical ...

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Mining in SA - Minerals Council South Africa

2021-11-22  Economic activity in modern-day South Africa has been centred on mining activities, their ancillary services and supplies. The country’s stock exchange in Johannesburg was established in 1887, a decade after the first diamonds were

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Subterranean worms from hell Nature

2011-6-1  But scientists have now found four species of nematode, or roundworm, lurking in South Africa's gold mines at depths where only single-celled bacteria were thought to reside.

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Bodies of 20 suspected illegal miners found near

2021-6-17  Bodies of 20 suspected illegal miners found near abandoned South Africa goldmine Remains were discovered close to disused mine shafts near Johannesburg Thu, Jun 17, 2021, 07:35

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South Africa - Strata Energy Minerals Resources

South Africa Operations. ... Kalahari ore belt, in close proximity to the R325 between Postmasburg and Kathu. The mining right area’s are situated adjacent to the Sedibeng (Tata) Mine, the Iron Ore Division is currently in operation and was established in May

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Bodies found 11 years after New Zealand mine disaster

2021-11-18  Bodies found 11 years after New Zealand mine disaster. The New Zealand disaster is believed to have been caused by a blast triggered by a methane build

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Bauxite - South32

Bauxite is an aluminium ore found in deposits around the world. Once the ore is mined out of the ground, the red bauxite rock is crushed and dissolved into a white alumina powder, using what is known as the Bayer process. This alumina powder is then

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Copper and mining equipment worth millions found as

2021-10-18  A joint operation led to the arrests of 25 people in Witbank, Mpumalanga, after stolen copper and mining equipment was found. The operation

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The Mystery of the Stone Spheres Of Costa Rica - WorldAtlas

2019-7-17  Several sphere stones are found in multiple locations within the site. The site is also a storage location for spheres that were removed from the original location before later being returned to the national museum. Myths Related To Costa Rica's Stone

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Subterranean worms from hell Nature

2011-6-1  But scientists have now found four species of nematode, or roundworm, lurking in South Africa's gold mines at depths where only single-celled bacteria were thought to reside.

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Bodies of 20 suspected illegal miners found near

2021-6-17  Bodies of 20 suspected illegal miners found near abandoned South Africa goldmine Remains were discovered close to disused mine shafts near Johannesburg Thu, Jun 17, 2021, 07:35

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Microbial diversity of Emalahleni mine water in South ...

The present study aims firstly at determining the microbial diversity of mine-water collected in Emalahleni, South Africa and secondly isolating and characterizing the most dominant bacterial species found in the mine water in terms of its resistance to both V(5+) and Ni(2+) in a modified wastewater liquid media.

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South Africa - Strata Energy Minerals Resources

South Africa Operations. ... Kalahari ore belt, in close proximity to the R325 between Postmasburg and Kathu. The mining right area’s are situated adjacent to the Sedibeng (Tata) Mine, the Iron Ore Division is currently in operation and was established in May

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Major Mines Projects Greenside Mine

Mining Methods. Bord-and-pillar. Summary: Greenside Colliery targets the extraction of the No. 4 seam to produce coal for supply into the export and domestic markets. The mine uses mechanised bord and pillar mining to exploit the coal. The shallowness of the No. 4 seam enables a high extraction rate and thus increased productivity.

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Bodies found 11 years after New Zealand mine disaster

2021-11-18  Bodies found 11 years after New Zealand mine disaster. The New Zealand disaster is believed to have been caused by a blast triggered by a methane build

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Platinum - Minerals Council South Africa

2 天前  Platinum mining in South Africa. In South Africa, the discovery of the first platinum nuggets dates back to 1924. The geologist Hans Merensky’s follow-up work resulted in the discovery of two deposits, each around 100km in length, which became known as the Bushveld Igneous Complex. This discovery started with test work in the area around ...

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South Africa - Resources and power Britannica

2020-8-18  South Africa - South Africa - Resources and power: South Africa is rich in a variety of minerals. In addition to diamonds and gold, the country also contains reserves of iron ore, platinum, manganese, chromium, copper, uranium, silver, beryllium, and

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Copper and mining equipment worth millions found as

2021-10-18  A joint operation led to the arrests of 25 people in Witbank, Mpumalanga, after stolen copper and mining equipment was found. The operation

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The Mystery of the Stone Spheres Of Costa Rica - WorldAtlas

2019-7-17  Several sphere stones are found in multiple locations within the site. The site is also a storage location for spheres that were removed from the original location before later being returned to the national museum. Myths Related To Costa Rica's Stone

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