Mining in South Africa was once the main driving force behind the history and development of . South Africa is also a huge producer of iron ore; in 2012, it overtook India to become the world's third biggest iron . Ownership of the diamond and gold mines became concentrated in the hands of a few entrepreneurs, largely of.
Chalcopyrite A sulphide mineral of copper and iron; the most important ore mineral of copper. . Classifier A mineral processing machine which separates minerals . Cyanidation A method of extracting exposed gold or silver grains from.