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Various - African Dances Of The Witwatersrand Gold Mines mp3 album

  • Performer: Various
  • Title: African Dances Of The Witwatersrand Gold Mines
  • Genre: World, Country
  • Style: Folk
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  • FLAC album: 1200 mb
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Various - African Dances Of The Witwatersrand Gold Mines mp3 album

Mine dance souvenir - African dances of the Witwatersrand gold mines - Baca tribe.

On this page you can not listen to mp3 music free or download album or mp3 track to your PC, phone or tablet. All materials are provided for educational purposes. This album was released on the label Gallotone (catalog number GALP 1033). Format of the release is. Vinyl, LP. Track list: Track title. Find mp3 free African Dances Of The Witwatersrand Gold Mines Part 2. A1. Baca Tribe.

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 ounces over a century of mining and at an average grade of 15 g/t Au with a current head grade of 6-10 g/t Au and they still have estimated reserves of some 1,161 billion ounces (36,000 tonnes). Production does not come easy though. Layers of sedimentary rock in the Witwatersrand show that is was once a shallow sea. This sea was formed approximately 3 billion years ago after the collision between the Zimbabwe and Kaapvaal cratons. Ancient river systems feeding into the basin eroded the surrounding highlands and over a period of about 260 million years, deposited layers of quartz pebble conglomerates, sandstones and shales.

The gold in the Witwatersrand Basin area was deposited in ancient river deltas, having been washed down from surrounding gold-rich greenstone belts to the north and west. Another serious problem is that of heat. In the deeper mines refrigeration of the intake air is often necessary to keep conditions tolerable and this is now becoming necessary on some platinum mines which, although shallower, have a higher geothermal gradient. Refrigeration is very energy hungry and it is currently a moot point whether ESKOM, the state power company, can supply the necessary power after its recent problems

Hargraves, R. Silver-gold ratios in some Witwatersrand conglomerates. Kirchheimer, . Über das Rheingold. Reinecke, . The location of payable ore bodies in the gold-bearing reefs of the Witwatersrand. Rittenhouse, . Transportation and deposition of heavy minerals. Young, R. The banket of the South African goldfields. London: Gurney & Jackson 1917. Authors and Affiliations.

B1 –Shangaan Tribe Mutshongolo.

Control of the gold mines was a significant factor in the tension between Dutch and English settlers that would result in the Second Boer War in 1899. Prior to this, Rhodes and Hammond were behind the abortive Jameson Raid, but Hatch had returned to England briefly and was not implicated. This 1895 work, written with South African mining engineer J. A. Chalmers, reveals the extent of gold reserves in the Transvaal, and the engineering skills needed to exploit them


A1 Mpondomisi Tribe* Salukazana
A2 Xhosa Tribe* Umeyo
B1 Baca Tribe* Gumboot Dances


  • Photography By – S. Sandler
  • Recorded By – Hugh Tracey


Released as No. 13 of Music Of Africa Series, part 2 B.
Made in Johannesburg S.A. by Gallo (Africa) Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: ABC 17709
  • Matrix / Runout: ABC 17710

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