|Welcome to AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng Mine|
|A gold pour|
After undergoing chemical treatment, the gold solution is in a purer form and is poured into a mould called a cathode. The cathode sludge is dried and smelted in an electric furnace to produce gold bars of roughly 90% purity.
Pictured here: A gold pour at Mponeng - because of the heat of the molten gold, the operator must wear protective clothing.