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Mining Costs Tend to Rise Over Time. Gold is a rare element, and much of the world’s supply of easily attainable gold was picked up, mined, and prospected long ago. Even though mining efforts are much sophisticated than they used to be, finding new sources of gold—and cost effectively mining them—grows challenging each year.Over 50 of all gold reserves are found in South Africa, with the Witwatersrand Basin remaining the largest gold resource in the world In 1975, South Africa was responsible for producing 40 of the gold ever mined. By 2010, however, China affirmed its status as the world’s largest gold producer with production of 324 tonnes of gold, followed by Australia (222.8 tonnes), and South Africa.