Johannesburg City Of Gold

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The mine entrance of 17 Shaft at Crown Mines is sealed off with... News PhotoAbandoned,Entrance,Finance,Gold Rush,Horizontal,Human Interest,Johannesburg,Mine,Mine Shaft,Mining,South AfricaPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesJOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 16: The mine entrance of 17 Shaft at Crown Mines is sealed off with disused rail tracks on July 16, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Johannesburg became the centre of gold mining in 1886 when gold was first discovered. Two government officials were sent to establish a settlement and named it Johannesburg after the first name they both shared. The gold rush lasted for over 100 years. The South African mining industry has shed more than 340,000 jobs since 1990 but is still the fifth largest gold producer in the world and has vast amounts of other minerals still to be unearthed. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)