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The gold mines of southern Africa

Owen Letcher

The gold mines of southern Africa

the history, technology and statistics of the gold industry : published to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the proclamation of the Witwatersrand and the jubilee of the city of Johannesburg ...

by Owen Letcher

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Published by the Author, Waterlow & Sons in Johannesburg, London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Owen Letcher.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii,576p.,[22]leaves of plates (some fold.) :
Number of Pages576
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22856723M

The gold mines of Southern Africa; the history, technology and statistics of the gold industry, published to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the proclamation of the Witwatersrand and the jubilee of the city of Johannesburg; together with a survey of other gold fields in Africa from the Cape to the Nile and in the African Islands. South Africa - South Africa - Diamonds, gold, and imperialist intervention (–): South Africa experienced a transformation between , when the diamond rush to Kimberley began, and , when the South African War ended. Midway between these dates, in , the world’s largest goldfields were discovered on the Witwatersrand. As the predominantly agrarian societies of European.

Shop for Books on Google Play. Browse the world's largest eBookstore and start reading today on the web, tablet, phone, or ereader. SA Mining: South African Mining, Coal, Gold and Base Minerals range recovery reduced reef requirements resource result rock Rosh Pinah Rustenburg safety says screen shaft slurry smelter solution South. Randlords were the entrepreneurs who controlled the diamond and gold mining industries in South Africa in its pioneer phase from the s up to World War I.. A small number of European adventurers and financiers, largely of the same generation, gained control of the diamond mining industry at Kimberley, Northern set up an infrastructure of financing and industrial consolidation.

South Africa - South Africa - Gold mining: Prospectors established in the existence of a belt of gold-bearing reefs 40 miles (60 km) wide centred on present-day Johannesburg. The rapid growth of the gold-mining industry intensified processes started by the diamond boom: immigration, urbanization, capital investment, and labour migrancy. By the gold industry attracted investment worth. Rhodes purchased the first batch of Witwatersrand gold from Bantjes for £ This purchase would be the first transaction of the newly formed company Consolidated Gold Fields of South Africa. The world's largest gold rush ever had begun and South Africa would never be the on: Witwatersrand Basin, Johannesburg, South Africa.


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LETCHER Owen. This book tells the story of the lives of migrant black African men who work on the South African gold mines, told from their own point of view and, as much as possible, in their own by: ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Reprint of the The gold mines of southern Africa book.

published by the author, Johannesburg, in conjunction with Waterlow, London. If this be true of the most famous and prolific of all diamond fields before the opening of the South African placers and mines, any delay in the revelation of the field in the heart of South Africa.

This is an outstanding book which tells the story of South Africa from the 19th century up to the mid 20th century. Most of the book focuses on the two men: Cecil Rhodes and Paul Kruger.

Rhodes was a diamond and gold mining entrepreneur who later became prime minister of the Cape Colony.4/5. out of 5 stars Clear summary of the events which have shaped South Africa as a nation.

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on J Verified Purchase. The book concisely details the numerous economic, political and social factors which have contributed to the creation of South Africa as a nation state/5(57). The Gold fields of South Africa by Dennis Edwards & Co.

Published inthis book provides a “mine” of information on mining and business in the barely four-year old city. Sir Joseph Benjamin Robinson, 1st Baronet (3 August – 30 October ) was a South African mining. The list of Gold mines in South Africa is quite long with some smaller mines available all over.

Furthermore, some companies own and manage more than one Gold mine in the country. The reason why Gold mining is important in South Africa is that the Gold mining industry is a big pillar of the South African economy. In the Auditor General of South Africa released a report on all Abandoned Mines in South Africa which gave us an alarming figure of 5, abandoned mines across the country.

It’s been some 10 years since that report and we are trying to raise the Auditor General for an update but have not heard back from them yet. In JulyMineral Council of South Africa announced, 75% of mines in South Africa are now unprofitable due to decline in gold reserves.

Among the nation's gold mines are two of the deepest mines in the world. The East Rand Mine, in Boksburg, extends to a depth of 3, metres (11, ft). From {until ] the story of South Africa is the story of gold. - C.W.

de Kiewiet, The discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in was a turning point in South African history. Far more than diamonds, this changed South Africa from an agricultural society to become the largest gold-producer in the world.

Hays Hammond, the gold-mining engineer, inthe very early days of modern prospecting of gold-belts in Rhodesia, examined certain portions of some of the gold-belts, and reports: "That an enormous amount of gold has been obtained from these workings in.

The Dutch took gold mining into South Africa when it was discovered in Witwatersrand and later Johannesburg in the s.

To unlock this lesson you must be. A very well researched books which lays bare the history of mining in South Africa which now spans over years. Well organised charpters on year after year discoveries and development, and it brings us to understand the immense contribution of South Africa's mining industry to /5(6).

Over 50% of all gold reserves are found in South Africa, with the Witwatersrand Basin remaining the largest gold resource in the world.

InSouth Africa was responsible for producing 40% of the gold ever mined. Byhowever, China affirmed its status as the world’s largest gold producer with production of tonnes of gold, followed by Australia ( tonnes), and South Africa.

Mining in southern Africa is richly endowed with diverse reserves of the world’s key mineral reserves: gold, coal, diamonds, PGM, copper and as the birthplace of Africa’s mining development, the region plays host to nearly mining projects and top mining companies in South Africa – creating business opportunities for EPCMs and mining companies looking to target business.

This list of mines in South Africa is subsidiary to the list of mines article and lists working, defunct and future mines in the country and is organised by the primary mineral output. For practical purposes stone, marble and other quarries may be included in this list.

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The Mineral Revolution is a term used by historians to refer to the rapid industrialisation and economic changes which occurred in South Africa from the s onwards. The Mineral Revolution was largely driven by the need to create a permanent workforce to work in the mining industry, and saw South Africa transformed from a patchwork of agrarian states to a unified, industrial nation.

Full-text available from the year to current. Abstracts only from tocitations only from to GeoRef records only prior to that. dances from the Witwatersrand Gold Mines gumboot dancers are commonly sighted on the streets and plazas of tourist areas in South Africa, such as the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

The dance likely originated among South African gold miners. Published on Johannesburg in South Africa has one of the world's largest gold deposits. After decades of mining, large swathes of the population are thought to be exposed to toxic and.