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  • Discovery of gold in South Africa Physical attributes

    Discovery of gold in South Africa Gold was discovered on a Transvaal farm, Langlaagte, on the Witwatersrand in 1886 by two prospectors. This discovery caused a turning point in South African history. Far more than diamonds, it

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  • South Africa gold miners to sue over silicosisCNN

    3· South Africa's biggest ever class action lawsuit -- brought by gold miners with silicosis against mining firms -- will be allowed to proceed, a judge has ruled. The South African Chamber of Mines, which counts several of

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  • All That GlittersThe glitter of gold by Emilia PotenzaSouth

    A change so unexpected and a development never known before were due to the discovery in 1886 of the greatest gold mines of all history, ancient and modern. From 1886 {until 1940] the story of South Africa is the story of gold.- C

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  • South African WarBritish-South African history

    1· South African War: War fought from Oct. 11, 1899, to May 31, 1902, between Great Britain and the two Boer (Afrikaner) republicsthe South African Republic (Transvaal) and the Orange Free State resulting

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  • Witwatersrand Gold RushWikipedia

    The Witwatersrand Gold Rush was a gold rush in 1886 that led to the establishment of Johannesburg, South Africa. It was a key part of the Mineral Revolution. There had always been rumours of a modern-day "El Dorado" in the folklore of the native tribes that roamed the plains of the

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  • ALCHEMIST ISSUE THIRTYEIGHT Challenges Facing

    ALCHEMIST ISSUE THIRTYEIGHT page 17 The issue of adding value to South Africas minerals before they are exported has been under debate for a number of years.This debate is based on the argument that the South African

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  • South Africa in the 19th CenturyWest Chester

    6· The discovery of diamonds in 1867 near the Vaal River, some 550 miles northeast of Cape Town, ended the isolation of the Boers and changed South African history. The discovery triggered a "diamond rush" that attracted

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  • The top ten deepest mines in the worldMining

    Eight of the ten deepest mines in the world reside in a particular region of South Africa, while the remaining twoKidd Creek and Creightonare both located in Ontario, Canada. Mining-technology.com profiles the top ten deepest

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  • Mining industry of South AfricaWikipedia

    Diamond and gold discoveries played an important part in the growth of the early South African economy. A site northeast of Cape Town was discovered to have rich deposits of diamonds, and thousands rushed to the area of

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  • The Gold RushSouth African History Online

    On a summer's day in 1886, two prospectors discovered gold on a Transvaal farm called Langlaagte. Gold was not new to the Transvaal. Africans had mined gold hundreds of years earlier. More recently, gold had been found in the

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