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Gold mining on the Witwatersrand.

Carl Wilhelm Biccard Jeppe

Gold mining on the Witwatersrand.

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Published by Transvaal Chamber of Mines in Johannesburg .
Written in English

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  • Gold mines and mining -- South Africa -- Witwatersrand.

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    LC ClassificationsTN"427"S6"J4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20204130M
    LC Control Number48022522


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Gold mining on the Witwatersrand. by Carl Wilhelm Biccard Jeppe (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" — Author: Carl Wilhelm Biccard Jeppe. The mining engineer and petrologist Frederick Henry Hatch () left the Geological Survey of Great Britain inrelocating to South Africa.

He worked for De Beers and with John Hays Hammond for Cecil Rhodes, finding important new gold fields in Cited by: 8. Get this from a library. Gold mining on the Witwatersrand. [C W Biccard Jeppe] -- Covers general principles of gold mining and their application to mining technique on the Witwatersrand gold fields.

Within, the contents of both books are smart, tidy, clean, clear, conscientious, able, certain and diligent. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Title: Gold Mining on the Witwatersrand - 2 Volumes. Author Name: Jeppe, C Biccard.

Categories: Africana - Mining, Edition: First Edition. Publisher: The Transvaal. The impact of gold mining on the Witwatersrand on Cited by: ; Largest Gold Deposits in the World – Witwatersrand IntroductionFormation and MineralizationMining TechniquesGlobal AnaloguesFurther Reading The gold fields of the Witwatersrand Basin in South Africa are, by a landslide, the largest single gold producing district in the world.

It has produced some 2 billion. Jeppe C. Gold mining on the Witwatersrand, vol 1. [S.l.]: Transvaal Chamber of Mines, a. Jeppe C. Gold mining on the Witwatersrand, vol 2. [S.l.]: Transvaal Chamber of Mines, b. Joughin N C. The measurement and analysis of earth motion resulting from underground rock failure.

Transvaal and Orange Free State Chamber of Mines Research. The majority of the gold-bearing ore body is found in a complex reef package that generally strikes to surface on an east-west plane. There are four hydrologically defined mining basins in the Witwatersrand Goldfields – Eastern, Central, Western and Far Western.

The only deep level mining still taking place is in the Far Western Basin. On 14 Septemberthe first large mining company on the Reef, the Witwatersrand Gold Mining Company, was formed with a total nominal capital of £3, Here is an interesting photographic souvenir and important record of early Johannesburg.

The title is "South African Goldfields Panoramic and Other Views of Johannesburg, ". This small booklet is a rare item as it was published just three years after the start of the town and its mining camp origins. It came to me together with a second little booklet, called. Other items were given to the Head of School, School of Mining, University of the Witwatersrand, which were mainly technical record books and maps, including the following: Records Reduction works data book, Robinson Deep, The Witwatersrand Basin is the heart of South Africa’a gold mining industry.

The cluster of gold mines located in the Witwatersrand Basin generates a significant amount of mine tailings, which have adverse effects on the environment and ecological systems.

In Cited by: 7. In 10 libraries. Covers general principles of gold mining and their application to mining technique on the Witwatersrand gold fields.

2 v.: ill., maps, plans ; 24 cm. Gold mines and mining -- South Africa. Witwatersrand Gold Field. Gold mining on the Witwatersrand. book mines and mining -- South Africa -- Witwatersrand.

The nature of gold mining on the Witwatersrand. The gold mining on the Witwatersrand had to soon evolve. The gold that was mined was very near to the surface of the ground.

As with the diamond mining in Kimberley, the first stage of gold mining. The Witwatersrand gold-producing area in South Africa is underlain by an underground geological formation also known as the Witwatersrand Basin. It lies on the Kaapvaal Craton, and is one of the world’s largest gold placer deposits.

The Witwatersrand gold fields of South Africa account for more than a third of the world's total gold production since mining started there in 48, t Au. These gold fields dominated production throughout the twentieth century, but production peaked at 1, t in and has steadily declined since that time.

Over the years, many other men tried mining into the Witwatersrand ridge, notably George Brown and the French Count De Waru. All found gold on the surface, but it petered out at about 30 meters, and almost all dipped towards the South.

Fred Struben states in his diary, “I was chasing a pipe, but lost it and could not find it again.”. With your download, get the 37 best papers relevant to this one, including 20 top related papers. Cornish Miners and the Witwatersrand Gold Mines in South Africa, c. Published in Cornish History Introduction The economy and society of southern Africa was greatly altered by two developments in the last third of the nineteenth.

The Witwatersrand Gold Rush was a gold rush in 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 South African highveld Location: Witwatersrand Basin, Johannesburg.

A vein of gold runs through the history of South Africa - and nowhere is that more evident than Witwatersrand, the richest gold reef in the world. Read Wilbur’s research below to discover its influence on his first novel, When the Lion Feeds. Friend of mine brought it down from Kruger's Republic on the other side of the mountains.

The Witwatersrand Native Labour Association (Wenela) set up by gold miners as a recruiting agent for migrant workers 64, Chinese indentured labourers brought to work on mines to overcome the impasse in the gold industry after the War - Deep-level mining progressed to reach gold lower down in the ground Union of South.

Keith is a Professor and Deputy Director at Wiser. He writes about the cultural and economic history of South Africa, particularly the gold mining industry, the state and the development of information systems. He studied at Wits and Johns Hopkins and completed his PhD at Northwestern in Technikon Witwatersrand traces its roots back to the beginning of the 20th century to the Transvaal Technical Institute, which was established in to serve the needs of the gold-mining industry.

For the greater part of its existence, it was housed in a temporary wood and corrugated iron structure, affectionately known as the Tin Temple, on Academics: African Centre for Gene. Over 40% of the gold in the world is produced in the Witwatersrand of South Africa that is an ancient bed of is only been in the past year that the source of the school's been discovered proving it to be a fossilized placer deposit formed when the gold a eroded from even older mountains where it was deposited in an ancient sedimentary : Geotek.

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. Get directions, maps, and traffic for Witwatersrand Gold Mining, Gauteng. Check flight prices and hotel availability for your visit.

Mining Engineering; About Us; Who We Are. Wits Mining - Distinctly Exceptional. The School of Mining Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand is recognised as one of the largest mining engineering programmes in the world.

QS World University Rankings rated Wits School of Mining number 13 among the top mining schools in the world. The Witwatersrand deposits have produced almost 40% of all the gold produced on earth since beginning of time over billion with a B ounces that’s the equivalent of million ounce deposits if there’s one area of agreement on the Witwatersrand gold deposits is that they are truly world class solid gold elephants.

Prister, ; Bleloch, ). The first detailed geochemical analyses of Witwatersrand conglomeratic gold ores were performed by Cumenge (b). By the early ’s, the emphasis was more on the technical aspects of deep mining and on the more mature developing gold mining industry, the continuity along strike and depth of the Witwaters.

The gold mining on the Witwatersrand had to soon evolve. The gold that was mined was very near to the surface of the ground.

As with the diamond mining in Kimberley, the first stage of gold mining took the form of outcrop harvesting. Under the supervision of a prospector, labourers would dig up the ground with picks and shovels in order to.

The tailing dumps of the gold mines stretch the entire length of the ridge, and chains of lakes created by water pumped from the mines occupy adjoining valleys.

Witwatersrand Waterfall at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden in the Witwatersrand, near. It’s estimated that 40 to 50 percent of the all the world’s gold ever mined has come from Witwatersrand. The underground basin reaches the surface at a the Witwatersrand ridge, the namesake of the.

An investigation of the gold fraction of the Witwatersrand conglomerates from the Orange Free State goldfield (South Africa) has confirmed that the bulk of this metal is concentrated within the bottom parts of the “reefs”, mostly near the footwall contacts.

This, together with other criteria, suggests that the distribution of the metal was governed by Cited by:   ORE DEPOSITS - Part 8 - Witwatersrand Gold SprottEDU. Loading Unsubscribe from SprottEDU. Artisanal Gold Mining In Migori. Trends in productivity in the South African gold mining industry Article (PDF Available) in Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (3) March with Payable Gold.

An Intimate Record of the History of the Discovery of the Payable Witwatersrand Goldfields and of Johannesburg in and by Gray, James and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Alderson, E. and H. Nell drawn by. Johannesburg. Gold Producers Committee. Folded color lithographic pictorial map, 8 x 24 inches.

The color map depicts, in a central position, the city of Johannesburg. Floating above the city is the text: Johannesburg, the World's Premier Gold Mining City.

In the extended environs surrounding the city 16 or more gold mines are identified. Witwatersrand goldfield, South Africa: The Witwatersrand is a large basin of metamorphosed conglomerates that forms the greatest goldfield in the world. It stretches for km long by km wide with a thickness that can exceed.

The Witwatersrand system. By W.E. Bleloch. An explanatory treatise to accompany a geological map of a portion of the southern Transvaal and a portion of the northern Orange Free State, illustrating a new reading of the geology of the Witwatersrand system in these areas.

Volume: text () (Reprint) by Bleloch, W. and a great selection of related books, art and. At the core of southern Africa's industrial revolution were the gold mines of the Witwatersrand. The insatiable needs of the gold mining industry for cheap, unskilled black labour and the struggles of African communities to maintain a rural productive base led to the emergence of South Africa's notorious migrant labour by: 8.

The Witwatersrand Gold Rush was a gold rush in that led to the establishment of Johannesburg, South Africa. "Witwatersrand Gold Rush" – news newspapers books 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.

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To make order online visit and get best deal.South Africa’s gold rush was quite different in character from those in North America and Australia. In a diamond digger from Kimberley named George Harrison discovered gold in the Witwatersrand, or Rand, district of the the end of the year the area had been proclaimed a goldfield, with the village called Johannesburg as its centre, and many .