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The diamond fields of southern Africa

The diamond fields of southern Africa

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Published by The Transvaal Leader in Johannesburg .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Diamonds - South Africa

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    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTN 991 W3 1914
    The Physical Object
    Pagination347 p.
    Number of Pages347
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22005431M

    The only other major Diamond Fields attraction is South Africa’s newest National Park – the award-winning Mokala National Park, a conservancy for the protected camelthorn tree that is an iconic symbol of the Northern Cape, and a home to rare . A high-stakes, harrowing adventure in the blood-diamond fields of southern Africa, from the critically acclaimed author of Now Is the Time for Running. Young Adult Fiction Young Adult Literature Publication Details.

    At a recent meeting of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the paper read was "On the Diamond Fields and Mines of South Africa," by Mr. James N. Paxman, Asoc. M. Inst. C.E. The author commenced by stating that Kimberley was situated in Griqualand West, above miles northeast from Table Bay, and miles inland from Port Elizabeth and Natal. A high-stakes, harrowing adventure in the blood-diamond fields of southern Africa, from the critically acclaimed author of Now Is the Time for Running. PRAISE ★ “[A] riveting tale Williams draws from real events to bring this harrowing story to life, infusing Patson’s narrative with terrifying accuracy.

    ‘ The Black Flag revolt on the Kimberley diamond fields ’ J. Southern Afr. Studies, , 7, 2. Uys, C. J. In the era of Shepstone: being a study . Freedom for my people: the autobiography of Z.K. Matthews, southern Africa Zachariah Keodirelang Matthews Snippet view - References to this book. Capital and Labour on the Kimberley Diamond Fields, Robert Vicat Turrell, Turrell Robert Vicat Limited preview - Post-colonial Shakespeares.


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The diamond fields of southern Africa. By Percy Albert Wagner () (Reprint) by Wagner, Percy Albert. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Diamond Fields of South Africa, G.E. Smith, Transactions of the Mining Institute of Scotland, Vol.

6, Pt. 1, pp.(), and A Mining Tour through South Africa, (same journal and author), Vol. 9, The diamond fields of southern Africa book.(). The author describes the diamond fields in these two articles. The diamond fields of southern Africa [Wagner, Percy Albert.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The diamond fields of southern AfricaAuthor: Percy Albert. Wagner. The author compares the diamond deposits of Brazil with those in South Africa. “The Diamond Fields of Southern Africa”, P.A.

Wagner, Transvaal Leader, Johannesburg, pp., (). This book describes in detail the history, geologic occurrence and mining of diamonds in South Africa. The Diamond Fields of Southern Africa (Johannesburg: The Transvaal Leader, ), by Percy A. Wagner (page images at HathiTrust) Diamond Mines of South Africa (2 volumes; New York: B.

Buck and Co., ), by Gardner Fred Williams. South Africa would be a very different country today if it wasn’t for the discovery of diamonds in the hot dry flat interior of the country in the late ’s.

The small western portion of the Northern Cape Province bordering the Free State is now known as The Diamond Fields. The primary. Kimberley is the capital and largest city of the Northern Cape Province of South is located approximately km east of the confluence of the Vaal and Orange city has considerable historical significance due to its diamond mining past and the siege during the Second Boer h businessmen Cecil Rhodes and Barney Barnato made their fortunes Country: South Africa.

The Diamond Fields Region, Northern Cape. During the world's greatest diamond rush, hordes of prospectors converged on the Diamond Fields region, scouring the river banks and sifting soil in a frenetic quest for wealth.

Did you know. Thousands of the lesser flamingo use the Kamfers Dam as one of only four breeding sites in Africa. For any birder this is one of the highlights of a visit. Griqualand West and President of the Diggers Republic. Originally an auctioneer and artist, Parker moved to mining in Griqualand West in southern Africa, where he rose to prominence as commandant of the miners' "Mutual Protection Association".

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All our units have self. Modern History Sourcebook: Anthony Trollope: The Diamond Fields of South Africa, THE first known finding of a diamond in South Africa was as recent asand this diamond was found by accident and could not for a time obtain any credence.

It is first known to have been seen at the house of a Dutch farmer named Jacobs, in the northern. Diamond Fields Travel Guide. In the 's the world's greatest diamond rush came to South Africa. At one stage over 30 diggers where working day.

66 THE SOUTH AFRICAN DIAMOND FIELDS, THE SOUTH AFRICAN DIAMOND FIELDS, AND A JOURNEY TO THE MINES. BY WILLIAM J. MORTON, M. When we recall the frequent attention which is now directed to varied and remote parts of the globe, it is, perhaps, a little remarkable that South Africa.

Diamond Boy is a companion novel to Williams's other book about war-torn Zimbabwe, Now Is the Time for Running (Little Brown, ). Readers of his past work will find a few familiar characters here, but even readers new to Williams's fiction will be similarly engrossed by his deft, unflinching : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

It might be thought that some visitor to the fields would be more expert in judging its character than natives, hunters, and farmers; but there were few trained mineralogists in South Africa, and it is doubtful if there was one who had ever examined a diamond field personally or compared one field with another.

The early days of diamond mining in South Africa presents a fascinating and little known way of life that began with the first chance discovery of a diamond in the bed of the Orange River and ended with the foundation of the mammoth De Beers organization in Author: Oswald Doughty.

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Juta & Company, - Diamond mines and mining - pages. 0 Reviews. Preview this book. A prominent Angolan journalist has been given a six-month suspended jail term for defaming army generals in a book that revealed killings and torture in.

The story of diamonds in South Africa begins between December and February when year-old Erasmus Jacobs found a transparent rock on his father’s farm, on the south bank of the Orange River.

Over the next few years, South Africa yielded more diamonds than India had in over 2, years. The first diamond discoveries in South Africa. Mutare — Four armed robbers who had reportedly turned the Marange diamond fields into a free for all sincehave been arrested.

The four, on .Similar in approach, this book explores the history of South Africa in a way that reminds one of Jared Diamond's "Guns, Germs and Steel".

Starting in around the time diamonds were first discovered near Kimberly, the book initially focuses on Cecil Rhodes, who realized early on that the best way to make money out of the diamond industry was 4/5.A high-stakes, harrowing adventure in the blood-diamond fields of southern Africa, from the critically acclaimed author of Now Is the Time for Running.

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