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Title: Payable Gold: An Intimate Record of the History of the Discovery of the Payable Witwatersrand Goldfields and of Johannesburg in 1886-1887.
Description: South Africa, Central News Agency Ltd. South Africa, 1937. 1937, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 286 pp. 8vo (8 5/8" H). Illustrated with photographs and facsimilies of documents. Title page continues: "Based on Researches made in the State Archives, Pretoria by Ethel L. Gray and containing the Oosthuizen Papers Which reveal the story of the discovery. Translations of photographic reproductions of documents by B. de Coligny Marchand, B.A. D.Sc." Contents: Preface; The Early Mining History of the Witwatersrand (1850-1860); General Progress (1861-1873); The Pegging of Blaauwbank in 1874; Gold Mining at Blaaubank (Annexation Period); Gates' Concession (1881); Armfield's Report in 1878; Reported Gold Activities on the Witwatersrand (1876-1885); Gold Mining on Kromdraai (1881-1885); Reports on and Proclamation of Kromdraai (1885); Gold Discoveries on Farms in the Vicinity of Kromdraai (1882-1885); The Witwatersrand and Its Population; The Discovery in 1886 of the Auriferous Conglomerates of the Witwatersrand Main Reef Series; Langlaagte; Departmental Activities Regarding the Gold Discovery (1886); The Proclamation and Its Sequel; How the News of the Discovery was Announced (1886); Geology; Mining Camps of the Witwatersrand Goldfields; Early Mining Officials of the Witwatersrand Goldfields (1886-1887); Johannesburg; Government Buildings; Witwatersrand Goldfields Under Mining Commissioner Von Brandis (1886); Johannesburg, The Seat of Special Landdrost Von Brandis; The Hospital, Churches and Cemetery; The Beginning of Local Government in Johannesburg; Posts and Telegraphs; Mining Activity in 1887; Water Supplies; Education and Newspapers; Townships; Visits of State President Kruger; Translations of Photographic Reproductions of Documents; Glossary; Index of Persons; General and Place Index; Mijnpachtbrieven Registered Up to and Including 25th October, 1886. Slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Fingerprints on ffep & half title pages. Dust jacket is soiled, has small chips and closed tears, a 1/2" x 3/4" piece missing from top of s pine, a darkened spine with some small water marks. Very Good/Good.

Keywords: South Africa, Mining, Gold, Goldfields, Witwatersrand, Gold Mining, Prospecting

Price: US$ 40.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 158

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