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News Story Source: Simon Black – Sovereign Man
In June 1884, a local farmer named Jan Gerritt Bantjes discovered gold on his property in a quiet corner of the South African Republic.
Though no one had any idea at the time, Bantjes' farm was located on a vast geological formation known as the Witwatersrand Basin… which just happens to contain the world's largest known gold reserves.
Within a few months, other local farmers started discovering gold… kicking off a full-fledged gold rush.
Just over a decade later, South Africa became the largest gold producer in the world… and the city of Johannesburg grew from absolutely nothing to a thriving boomtown.
This area is singlehandedly responsible for 40% of all the gold discovered in human history – some 2 billion ounces (or $2.6 trillion of wealth at today's gold price).
And while the Witwatersrand Basin is still being mined to this day, it's not as active as it used to be.
Gold production in Witwatersrand peaked in 1970, when m
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