Gold and silver mine ca. 1890-1908. Gold first discovered by farmer/property owner George Hittinger. The 384 foot vein has been opened at several points. One 94-foot shaft was sunk ca. 1901. Belle Revenue Mining Co. was the operator in 1908. In 1974, the mine was "de-watered for exploration by the property owner, Five Star Mining Co.
One was the mine, railway and other workers strikes of later 1913 and early 1914, in which white miners (gold, coal) resisted employer demands over working hours and pay levels and also because of concerns about being supplanted by the use of lower-paid skilled black miners, with similar events occurring among railway workers too.
work. (28) White workers on the gold mines struck work in sympathy from the 14th January. The nines were heavily defended by troops to prevent picketing or sabotage. Altogether 9,059 workers struck work on 54 gold mines with a loss of 43,957 shifts (compare this with the figures for the 1913 strike, which were 19,000, 55, and 69,665, respectively).
slogged on or in the gold mines who helped to produce the development of South Africa ... born in 1914, grew up amidst the mining scene. All the moths in South Africa, and elsewhere, were attracted to the bright lights of the Rand. ... (incorporating Geldenhuis and Nourse Mines Co.) GERMISTON Simmer and jack Mines Ltd Primrose Gold Mines
Jul 26, 2021· 1914 Rebellion. Visiting the Historic Bultfontein Cemetery ... A friend who grew up in Germiston claimed at his recent birthday bash that while you could leave Germiston, it would never leave you. ... Moving migrant men to build the gold mining industry - a …
The earliest crushing found was 1908, of 163 tonnes at 122 ounces of gold. J. Pincombe and R. Withall are found operating the mine 1914 and 1915, and possibly for a longer period unknown due to a lack of information found. There was an erection of a cyanide plant at the mine in 1912. The main shaft was down to 346 feet.
Killian advised Dr W.E. Bok, Secretary of State for the Transvaal Republic, of the results of the assay. The result was the proclamation, on 10 March 1887, of the two farms as public diggings. Carl Ziervogel, who had been trying to sell Leeuwpoort, now opened the first gold mine on the East Rand, the Ziervogel Gold Mining Company.
He worked at a gold mine, the Simmer and Jack Gold Mine at Germiston, north-east of Johannesburg. (John Jack, a Scotsman, had founded the mining company in the late 1880's with a partner, August Simmer, thus the name. The town that had sprung up around the mine, Jack had named "Germiston" after the Glasgow area where he hailed from.)
We have a fantastic opportunity based at one of our reputable gold mines. Our mining client based in the Gauteng is looking for a Mine Manager to ensure all operations protect environment standards. Minimum Requirements. Bachelor of Mining Engineering/ Bachelor of Mineral Sciences. Blasting Certificate; Mine Managers Certificate; MBA or MDP ...
It was established in the early days of the gold rush when two prospectors, John Jack from the farm of Germiston near Glasgow and August Simmer from Vacha in Germany, struck paydirt on the farm of Elandsfontein.In August 1887, the pair were on their way to the Eastern Transvaal when they outspanned (rest the pack animals) on the farm Elandsfontein and decided to stay and buy the land.
lode mining has been done since 1882 and large-scale operations have been in progress since 1887. The most important development work in progress in 1914 was that of the Alaska-Gastineau, Alaska-Juneau, and Alaska-Ebner mining companies, operating the mines of Silver Bow Basin and Gold Creek, on the mainland a few miles east of
Mine drainage is formed when pyrite (an iron sulfide) is exposed and reacts with air and water to form sulfuric acid and dissolved iron. Some or all of this iron can precipitate to form the red, orange, or yellow sediments in the bottom of streams containing mine drainage. The acid runoff further dissolves heavy metals such as copper, lead, and mercury into groundwater or
The Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine, formerly and historically the Cresson Mine, is an active gold mine located near the town of Victor, in the Cripple Creek mining district in the US state of Colorado.The richest gold mine in Colorado history, it is the only remaining significant producer of gold in the state, and produced 322,000 troy ounces of gold in 2019, and reported 3.45 million troy ...
A few years after Leah and Joseph had moved to Germiston, MAX SAFFER, a brother, arrived alone in 1908. He moved in to live and work with Leah and Joseph in Germiston, and on the 30th December 1910 another brother, PHILIP, arrived on the "Gaika Castle". He joined the small family in Germiston, and worked there with Joseph and Max.
Years of Adventure gallery, Hoover's childhood display. Herbert Clark Hoover was born on August 10, 1874, in the town of West Branch, Iowa, where he lived the first nine years of his life. His Quaker father, Jessie Clark Hoover, a blacksmith and farm equipment salesman, died of a Heart attack when Herbert was six years old.
Germiston The Gauteng gold-mining town of Germiston, founded in 1886, is now part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council. Fire Brigade Long Service Medal (1947-61) . Long Service Medal (1966-73) . Source: Military Medal Society of SA Newsletter No 214
A 200 kW turbine was installed at the Porges Randfontein Gold Mine in 1904. At the Driehoek Power Station near Germiston, a 500 kW Curtis turbine was commissioned in August 1904 and a 400 kW turbo-generator was installed at the RCEW in June 1905. Two 1 MW Parsons turbo-generators were installed at the Randfontein Estates Mine in 1907.
The Pioneers of Black Hills Gold Mining History. Krupp and Engle started mining Big Thunder Gold Mine in 1892 when they were 35 years old. By 1914, the nearly 60-year-old miners had cut 680 feet into the mountain and 240 feet underground. 22 years of trial, …
About Us. The Regiment was raised on the 1st of May 1903 from amongst members of the Railway Pioneer Regiment (1899 –1903) and the Rand Rifles, both of which had fought alongside the British Forces during the South African War of 1899-1902. The Regiment featured very prominently within the mining establishment at the time and its cap badge ...
Gold Mining in California – Shasta County. Gold mining in California in the County of Shasta has produced well over two million ounces of gold since 1880, and an unrecorded amount from 1849 until 1879. Gold was first discovered in Shasta County California on Clear Creek in 1848 by a man by the name of P.B. Reading.
The main lines running due east of Germiston to Boksburg, Benoni, Brakpan and Springs pass through a heavily industrialised area – that is apart from the chain of gold mines that were at one time a major part of the mining activity on the Witwatersrand. Heavy engineering works could be found especially between Boksburg and Benoni.
Brakpan was a suburb of Benoni from 1914–1919, when it was granted municipal status.: 286 The Brakpan miners were involved in the miners' strike of 1922. The town has gradually lost its importance as a gold mining area as the surrounding mines became low yield / high cost.
Lewis was born on a farm near Pretoria and grew up in Germiston. He worked full-time underground at a gold mine, and in spare time trained in cycling, boxing and skating. After the 1912 Olympics he raced professionally in Germany in 1913–14, and won the Race of Dresden in 1914.
For fully half-a-century Springs was in a position to reap the benefits derived from the presence of six rich surrounding gold mines. In 1927 there were 6 000 white and 75 000 black workers in the employ of the mines of the Far East Rand. Of the whites 4 000 were living in the town and 2 000 on the mines.
Including Transvaal Town police, 1906; Fillis circus and hippodrome, clown, 1906; African prisoners, 1906; Germiston, 1906; explosion in Fordsburg, 1907; Labour Day at Johannesburg, 1907; miner's strike, scenes on the East Rand, Germiston, Boksburg, and Johannesburg 1907; Fordsburg Tramway Hotel, 1907; Cameron Highlanders' camp on Ferreira mine ...
29 sleepers and out of the country between 1914 and 1920 stood at £6.5 million.99 Bombay port figures from the same period, although they don t differentiate the legal status of incoming South African gold, record a yearly average of £358,000 of recorded gold arriving from Natal, with a steep rise after 1916.100 Soon after, a correspondent ...
A GOLD-PLATINUM-PALLADIUM LODE IN SOUTHERN NEVADA. By ADOLPH KNOPF. INTRODUCTION. The discovery of platinum-bearing gold ore at the Boss mine, in southern Nevada, was brought to the attention of the Geological Survey by Mr. F. A. Hale, jr., in September, 1914. Some samples of the ore were submitted at the same time.