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Major gold-producing countries include South Africa, the United States, Australia, Mexico, Peru, Canada, China, India and Russia. South Africa is the leading gold-producing country, followed by the United States and Australia. In the United States, Nevada is the leading gold producer.Gold Mining in South Africa - Projects IQ,Gold mining in South Africa had, by 1975, produced 40% of gold ever mined. However, by 2009, China affirmed its status as the world’s largest gold producer with a production of 324 tonnes, followed by Australia at 222.8, and South Africa with 219.8 tonnes (a decrease of 6%).Mining Markets in Southern Africa,South Africa is the chosen country in Southern Africa. Rapid-growth markets have played a signiﬁcant role in the global mining and metals sector, particularly in the last decade.