Barberton Mine, South Africa. Name Barberton Mines. Location Barberton Mines (Pty) Limited (BML) is situated in the district of Barberton, in Mpumalanga, some 370 km east of Johannesburg. Brief history The mines that today make up BML started operations more than a hundred years ago.
The agreement concluded Barberton Mines would issue 5% of its authorised share capital for ZAR99.5 million to Barberton Mines BEE Company Proprietary Limited which is 100% held by the Barberton Mines BEE Trust. The benefi ciaries of the Barberton Mines BEE Trust are all the Barberton Mines employees of a Paterson Grading C level and below.
Barberton Mines first produced gold in 1886, after the discovery of the first gold nugget by Edwin Bray. The mining complex consists of three mines Fairview, New Consort and Sheba. Barberton Mines is the birthplace of BIOX (Biological Oxidation), an environmentally friendly process of releasing the gold from the sulphide that surrounds the gold ore, using organisms that perform this process naturally.
Out of all the mines present in the Barberton town of South Africa, these four mines Agnes, New Consort, Sheba, and Fairview, collectively called Barberton mines are mined even today. 2. Here, the first traces of alluvial gold were found( way back in 1874)