3 edition of South African diamond fields found in the catalog.
South African diamond fields
Jerome L. Babe
1976 by Historical Society of Kimberley and the Northern Cape in Kimberley .
Written in English
|Statement||by Jerome L. Babe.|
|LC Classifications||TN991 .B13 1976|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||, 105 p.,  fold. leaf of plates :|
|Number of Pages||105|
|LC Control Number||77358181|
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“The South African Diamond Fields,” A.H. Hornsby, Inter-Ocean Steam Book and Job Print, Chicago, 78 pp., (). The author recounts his experiences traveling and working in the diamond fields. Notes on Diamonds from the Cape of Good Hope, J. Tennant, Geological Magazine, Vol.
2. South African Diamond Fields: And The Journey To The Mines [Morton, William James] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Morton, William James: : Books. This book contains a chapter on the South African diamond fields.
“Kimberlite” and the Source of the Diamond in South Africa, F.H. Hatch, Nature, Vol. 77, No.pp.(). A summary of the varied opinions of several researchers who have commented and written about the host rock of diamond and its origin.
ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Limited ed. of copies. Reprint of the ed. published by D. Wesley, New York. Description. 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 may be easily understood.
It's not the most detailed history of the Boer War, but it's not trying to be. It covers a long stretch of history, and explains the long relationship of the Africans, Boers, British, and the diamond and gold industries. The author provides a fascinating narrative, the pages fly by/5(57).
South Africa (3) Gold Diamonds and Cecil Rhodes "Gentlemen, this is the rock upon which the future success of South Africa will be built." But the diamond industry didn't bring peace and happiness. Instead, it had already experienced enough in the diamond fields to question the Christian faith."File Size: 14KB.
South Africa - South Africa - Diamonds, gold, and imperialist intervention (–): South Africa experienced a transformation betweenwhen the diamond rush to Kimberley began, andwhen the South African War ended.
Midway between these dates, inthe world’s largest goldfields were discovered on the Witwatersrand. As the predominantly agrarian societies of European. Bringing history and geography together, this is a large coffee-table-sized book filled with archival and contemporary images, telling the story of Nelson Mandela and his struggle for South Africa’s freedom through the many places associated with his life.
Filed under: Diamond mines and mining -- 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.
Volume I: illustrated HTML pages at The speech was titled Acres of Diamonds and in it was a true story that went something like this. An African farmer heard stories of men who made their riches prospecting for diamonds. The farmer decided to sell his farm and join the others prospecting for diamonds.
Diamonds and Gold in South Africa. Theodore Reunert. Juta & Company, - Diamond mines and mining - pages. 0 Reviews. Preview this book. The diamond fields of southern Africa. By Percy Albert Wagner () (Reprint) by Wagner, Percy Albert.
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Open Library. Books by Language Additional Collections. Featured Full text of "The South African diamond fields". 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 of white and blacks rushed to the area of Kimberley in an attempt to profit from the discovery.
The British later annexed the region of Griqualand West, an area which included the diamond fields. The_South_African_Diamond_Fields Identifier-ark ark://th Ocr ABBYY FineReader Openlibrary_edition OLM Openlibrary_work OLW Pages Rights This item in the public : Diamond Land book.
Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Ayize goes to work in the diamond mines of South Africa and learns that 4/5.
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.
In South Africa produced million carats of diamonds ( million carats in ) The total diamond sales in was R billion (R billion in ) The diamond mining industry emplo people in (16, in ). This fuelled South Africa’s first major mineral rush, the consequent industrialised mineral exploitation of these deposits, and a struggle over who would control the diamond fields – the.
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.
The following is a list of notable works of fiction which are set in South Africa: Age of Iron by J.M. Coetzee. Karoo Boy by Troy Blacklaws. Burger's Daughter by Nadine Gordimer. The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer. Ah, But Your Land Is Beautiful by Alan Paton.
Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton. Too Late the Phalarope by Alan Paton. 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 and night in the area surrounding Kimberley. 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. 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 to. South Africa is known for its beautiful landscape, wildlife, sunny weather and also for its diamond, gold and platinum reserves.
However, it wasn’t until the late s when the discovery of the first diamond in South Africa made diamonds more attainable to the middle class, changing the worldwide diamond industry forever. Duringa young man named, Erasmus Jacobs discovered the first.
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. 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.
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.
Annual diamond production reaches 20 million carats - Sir Ernest Oppenheimer heads De Beers s De Beers influences most world’s rough suppliers to sell production through the company, giving the company the power to influence diamond supply and diamond prices First African diamond cutting factory opens in Kimberley "Timely corporate history--as exciting and poignant as any good tale of derring-do against great odds by all-too-flawed giants.
" - Kirkus ReviewsWith a scholar's precision and a novelist's eye, Stefan Kanfer tells the inside story of De Beers Consolidated Mines - from the nineteenth century diamond rush that transformed Johannes De Beer's humble South African farm into an exotic klondike, to.
Africa, Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, colonialism, David Livingstone, Empire and Travel, industry, scramble for africa, South Africa, South African Diamond Fields By M. Trepanier David Livingstone’s () famous book Missionary Travels and Researches of South Africa, published indetails his early travels to South Africa and his.
Get this from a library. In the early days: the reminiscences of pioneer life on the South African diamond fields.
[John Angove] -- History of South Africa during the initial period of diamond mining, from the first discovery through Emphasis is place on the formation of the Diamond Mining companies and the impact of mining. By M. Trepanier David Livingstone’s () famous book Missionary Travels and Researches of South Africa, published indetails his early travels to South Africa and his encounters with the people living there.
His book suggests that future missionary trips should focus on improving the communities present and not just sharing the bible. Field guide to trees of Southern Africa.
Afri ca. Sin ce the book usually with tall stems up to 2 m high but sometimes as low as m. afra is a common species in South Africa with Author: Rishan Singh. Within ten years, South African diamond mines were producing a million carats annually, and by the end of the 19 th century South Africa was the source of 90% of the world’s diamonds.
Over the years, diamond-mining expertise developed there was used to explore and mine diamond resources all over Southern Africa. Widest choice of african-safari in Diamond Fields. Read reviews, compare prices and book the best african-safari for your stay.4/5().
Ina young Boer (a word referring to a South African farmer of Dutch or German descent) found a 22 carat diamond (for comparison, nearly half the size of the Hope Diamond) in a stream bed near Vaal River in modern-day South Africa.
Three years later, an 83 carat diamond was found by a shepherd boy near the Orange River in South Africa. At the commencement of the war the Diamond Fields Artillery (DFA) had a strength of 97 and 6 guns.
Of course the DFA's guns were hopelessly outranged, and it was not until the De Beers workshops had, on 19th Januaryturned out 'Long Cecil', under the superintendence of the gifted Mr Labram, that the British had a gun worthy of modern warfare.
The South African Jewish Year Book Database Compiled by Ann Rabinowitz. This database contains over 1, extracted entries from two South African Jewish "Who's Who" books: 's The South African Jewish Year Book: Directory of Jewish Organizations and Who's Who in South African Jewry, and 's The Jew in South Africa: A record of what individual Jews are doing in.
The first Stock Exchange in Africa was built in Kimberley, as early as The “Diamond City”, is in the centre of South Africa with two national roads leading to it. The N12 (Cape Town via the N1 to the south and Pretoria/Johannesburg to the north) and the N8 going east to west.
The best books on South African Fiction recommended by Imraan Coovadia. The South African novelist gives us an unvarnished view of the writer’s life, and explains how literature told the story of apartheid and why comedy is the easiest way to talk about race Interview by Eve Gerber.