Johannesburg City Of Gold

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Vegetation grows on the slope of an old mine dump on 17 Shaft Road at... News PhotoEroded,Finance,Growth,Hill,Horizontal,Human Interest,Johannesburg,Plant,South AfricaPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesJOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 16: Vegetation grows on the slope of an old mine dump on 17 Shaft Road at Crown Mines, which has been planted to prevent erosion of the old mine dumps 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)