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Author Name:    ANTROBUS, E.S.A. (ed.) WERDMULLER, V.W. LEDNOR, M. DE JAGER, E.S.J.

Title:   Witwatersrand Gold -- 100 Years : A review of the discovery and developmentof the Witwatersrand Goldfield as seen from the geological viewpoint. Firs t Standard Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Geological Society of South Africa, Johannesburg, 1986, ISBN:0620096632 

Seller ID:   104059

ANTROBUS, E.S.A. (ed.). Witwatersrand Gold -- 100 Years : A review of the discovery and development of the Witwatersrand Goldfield as seen from the geological viewpoint. (Johannesburg) : The Geological Society of South Africa, (1986). First Standard Edition. Pp (8),1-298,(2),+ 6 folding maps/plans. Illustrated. Maps. Double Column. 4to, bound in skivertex green (imitation leather), gilt lettering to front board and spine. Contents : I. Preamble (by E. S. A. Antrobus): Introduction; A Brief Summary; The Transvaal, 1856-1886; Early Prospecting for Gold; Eersteling—The First Mine; Mac Mac and Pilgrim's Rest; Barberton; Imperial and Metric Units; Acknowledgments. II. TheCentral Rand (by V. W. Werdmuller): The Discovery; Earlier Prospecting Act ivities; Gold Strikes Close to the Witwatersrand; Evolution of the Gold Laws; Events Following the Discovery; The Start of Actual Mining; Some Aspectsof 100 Years of Mining; Gross Production Figures; Evolution of Geological Concepts; After one Century of Gold Mining; Acknowledgements; Appendix I. Dorffel's Report on the Turf Club Borehole; Appendix II. The Rand Victoria Borehole. III. The West Rand Goldfield (by M. Lednor): Introduction; The Begiginning; The Industry Takes Off; Robinson, Rhodes, Barnato; Some Early Mines and Incidents on the West Rand; The Evolutittion of Geological Thought on the West Rand; Geology of the West Rand Goldfield; The Discovery of Western Areas, Cooke and Doornkop; The Mines—Historical Details; Summary of Production Trends for the West Rand Goldfield; Acknowledgements. IV. A. The East Rand Goldfield (by F. S. J. de Jager): Introduction; Summary History; Stratigraphy and General Geology; Contribution by Geology and Geologists; The Mines—Historical Details. B. The Soutn Rand Goldfield (by F. S. J. de Jager): Introduction; Geographical and Geological Extent of the Field; Structural Outline; Members of the Kimberley Conglomerate Formation; Mining; Exploratory Drilling; Gold Production. V. The Klerksdorp Goldfield (by K. M. Chapman, R.F. Tucker and R. J. Kidger): Introduction; The First Fifty Years; Gold Discovery; The First Ten Years of Gold; The GeoJogical Setting and the Reefs; The Anglo-Boer War; The Thirty Years after the War; The Gold Standard and Western Reefs; Strathmore and the Vaal Reef; Conclusion; Acknowledgements. VI. The West Wits Line (by C. J. Engelbrecht): Introduction; 1887-1932—The Early Days; 1932-1945 -- West Witwatersrand Areas; 1945-Present—Post World War II; Summary of Geology and Structure; The Water Problem; Gold Production; Acknowledgements. VII. The Orange Free State (Welkom) GoJdfield (by C. Greathead and J. Graadt van Roggen): Pioneer Years (1867-1932); The New Era (1932-1939); The War Years (91939-1945); Post-War Developments; Recent Years: Current Develoepments: Future Prospects; Development of Geological Understanding in the Weikom Goldfield; A Review of Operations at Western Holdings: 1947-1981; Potted Histories—Other Mines. VIII. The Evander Goldfield(by A. Leeb-Du Toit): Discovery; The Early Days; Gold Production; Generali sed Stratigraphy; Structural Geology; Looking Ahead. Waterstainins to bottom corner, covers flaring a bit, else good in edgeworn dustjacket. 180.00


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