For What It's Worth
South Africa's first ever commercial mine, a copper mine in Springbok, was established in 1852. More mines opened soon after, as additional copper deposits were discovered in the surrounding area, as well as more far-flung regions of the country. By 2007 most of these mines had run their course, and many had been closed for decades. Using CGI, I’ve represented the total amount of copper extracted from each of these mines.