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Okiepis a small town in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, and was in the 1870s ranked as having the richest copper mine in the world. The town is on the site of a spring that was known in the Khoekhoe language of the Nama people as U-gieb (large brackish place) and …

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  • Jan Coetzee Copper Mine, Okiep Copper District, Namakwa
    Jan Coetzee Copper Mine, Okiep Copper District, Namakwa

    TheJanCoetzee mine isone of the most famous in the district from the standpoint of mineral specimens, particularly large quartz crystals.It is located about 11 km north of Nababeep. The mine was originally worked as early as 1888 when it was prospected by the Cape Copper Company but then abandoned in 1907 (Anonymous, 1968).

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  • Aspects of the history of copper mining in Namaqualand
    Aspects of the history of copper mining in Namaqualand

    This company wasthe first mining concern actually to commence operations in Namaqualand,andthe first public mining company in South African history.It is for these reasons that its development has been dealt with so extensively. The third chapter deals with the copper mining mania of the 1850's.

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  • 1684 The Copper Mountain of Namaqualand South Africa
    1684 The Copper Mountain of Namaqualand South Africa

    In short,Simonvan der Stel’scopper minewas impossible to exploit – at least for the time being – andno further mining activity would take place in Namaqualand for more than 150 years.Today, a couple of Van der Stel’s open test shafts can still be seen halfway up the side of the ‘copper mountain’.

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  • Okiep Mine (O'Okiep Mine), Okiep Copper District, Namakwa
    Okiep Mine (O'Okiep Mine), Okiep Copper District, Namakwa

    OkiepMine (O'Okiep Mine),OkiepCopper District, Namakwa, Northern Cape, South Africa : TheOkiep minewas one of the largest and oldest in the district (Marais, 1987). Initially, pioneer mining started from a mineralized outcrop of an intrusive of the Koperberg Suite.

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  • Blue Mine, Springbok, Okiep Copper District, Namakwa
    Blue Mine, Springbok, Okiep Copper District, Namakwa

    Blue Mine, Springbok, OkiepCopperDistrict, Namakwa, Northern Cape, South Africa : The first commercialcoppermine of South Africa, which started operations in 1852. Located on the western outskirts of Springbok.

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  • Mineral Wealth of Namaqualand South Africa
    Mineral Wealth of Namaqualand South Africa

    1870 The Copper Wonder of Namaqualand The biggestcoppermine inNamaqualandwasO’okiep.It began life in 1856 with one small shaft and by 1860 it was the most important mine in the region.... more 1873 Namaqua Mining Company

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  • Springbok, Okiep Copper District, Namakwa, Northern Cape
    Springbok, Okiep Copper District, Namakwa, Northern Cape

    Richcopperdeposits were discovered in the 1870's to the north ofSpringbok.Potential miners flocked to Okiep, where the deposits were found. The steady supply of drinkable water from the spring ofSpringbokmade the town the centre for theminingprospectors.

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  • Okiep Namaqualand Attractions
    Okiep Namaqualand Attractions

    Blue Mine at Springbok, South Africa's second commercial mine and first in theOkiep CopperDistrict which falls within the Namaqualand Metamorphic Complex that was formed between 2 billion to 1.03 billion years ago. Van der Stel's mine shaft - National Monument at Carolusberg.

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  • Copper Process Plant Solutions Henan Daiwo Machinery Co.,Ltd
    Copper Process Plant Solutions Henan Daiwo Machinery Co.,Ltd

    view moreCopperProcess Plant We supply thecopperbeneficiation plant including the magnetic separator, flotation machine, spiral chute, shaking table, rotary kiln and rotary dryer and so on. We can design the minerals upgrading solution forcopperore, gold ore, iron ore, manganese ore and other ores.

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  • Aspects of the history ofcopper mininginNamaqualand
    Aspects of the history ofcopper mininginNamaqualand

    This company was the firstminingconcern actually to commence operations inNamaqualand, and the first publicminingcompany in South African history. It is for these reasons that its development has been dealt with so extensively. The third chapter deals with thecopper miningmania of the 1850's.

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  • 1684The Copper Mountain of Namaqualand South Africa
    1684The Copper Mountain of Namaqualand South Africa

    In short, Simon van der Stel’scopper minewas impossible to exploit – at least for the time being – and no furtherminingactivity would take place inNamaqualandfor more than 150 years. Today, a couple of Van der Stel’s open test shafts can still be seen halfway up the side of the ‘coppermountain’.

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  • 1837 The Namaqualand Copper Boom South Africa
    1837 The Namaqualand Copper Boom South Africa

    Copper MininginNamaqualand;1837 The Namaqualand Copper Boom;1837 The Namaqualand Copper Boom. Glamour of Prospecting. Thecopperdeposits of northernNamaqualandwere well-known, but impossible to exploit as they were simply too far from market. Sooner or later, however, someone was going to give it another try.

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  • BlueMine, Springbok, OkiepCopperDistrict, Namakwa
    BlueMine, Springbok, OkiepCopperDistrict, Namakwa

    BlueMine, Springbok, OkiepCopperDistrict, Namakwa, Northern Cape, South Africa : The first commercialcopper mineof South Africa, which started operations in 1852. Located on the western outskirts of Springbok.

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  • Nababeep TheNamaqualand Copper MineRailway a brief
    Nababeep TheNamaqualand Copper MineRailway a brief

    Jul 15, 2010· By 1862 there were only twocoppercompanies left - the Cape of Good HopeCopper MiningCompany, and theNamaqualand CopperCompany. In that year a firm of British consulting engineers, John Taylor & Sons, applied on behalf of the Cape of Good HopeCopper MiningCompany for authority to build a line from Hondeklip Bay to Riethaus which lies 25 ...

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  • OkiepNamaqualandAttractions
    OkiepNamaqualandAttractions

    NababeepMineMuseum - at Nababeep chartsNamaqualand's richcopper mininghistory. Okiep. Cornish Pump House - National Monument at Okiep which was used to dewater the Okiepminefrom 1882 until it closed in 1919. The only fully intact Cornish pump house in the Southern hemisphere and very popular with steam enthusiasts.

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  • Hayes in Rethink onConcordia copper plan after lessons
    Hayes in Rethink onConcordia copper plan after lessons

    Sep 05, 2018· It’s been three years sinceMiningmxfirst wrote aboutNamaqualand-basedminingentrepreneur, Shirley Hayes, and her plans to resurrectcopper miningon the site of the former O’okiepCopper mine, which she calls the Concordia project. During that period, Hayes learnt a lot more about the geological nature of the 36,000 hectare of ground to […]

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  • History of Copperin South Africa
    History of Copperin South Africa

    Thehistory of copper mininghas not been forgotten and many relics of the olden days have been preserved. The originalmineshafts sunk by van der Stel are still in existence and are now National Monuments. To see them and some of the relics of the past visitors have to visit some of theminingtowns ofNamaqualand.

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  • South African Military History Society Journal Relief
    South African Military History Society Journal Relief

    Smalberger, J M, A history ofcopper mininginNamaqualand(C Struik, 1975). Thomas, D, The men who would not march (Print Matters, 2011). van Zeil, A-G, 'The Defence of O'okiep' (unpublished research). van Zeil, A-G, 'Okiep - an example of the urban lifecycle of aminingtown' (unpublished Honours thesis, University of Cape Town, 1988):

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  • Springbok The Capital ofNamaqualand Northern Cape
    Springbok The Capital ofNamaqualand Northern Cape

    The city was built due to thecopper miningin Okiep. The Climate inNamaqualandis a very sunny one.Namaqualandwill count a minimum of 330 days of sunshine a year. Well, today the town relies on travellers and tourists passing through the city. There are still someminingactivities in the area, but nocopper mininganymore.

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  • NABABEEP LargestCopper MiningTown inNamaqualandNorth
    NABABEEP LargestCopper MiningTown inNamaqualandNorth

    Nababeepis the largestCopper MiningTown inNamaqualandnorth of Springbok offering spectacular seasonal flower displays and historical artifacts of theCopperBoom of the 1800s.

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  • Top Copper Stocks forQ1 2021 Investopedia
    Top Copper Stocks forQ1 2021 Investopedia

    Dec 03, 2020· EroCopperCorp.: EroCopperis a Canada-basedminingcompany that engages in the production and sale ofcopper, gold, and silver inmininglocations primarily in …

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  • Okiep CopperDistrict, Namakwa, Northern Cape, South Africa
    Okiep CopperDistrict, Namakwa, Northern Cape, South Africa

    Okiep CopperDistrict, Namakwa, Northern Cape, South Africa : See under References, especially Cairncross (2004).Okiepis a small town in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, and was in the 1870s ranked as having the richestcopper minein the world. ...

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  • Namaqualandlocomotives steam locomotives of south afri
    Namaqualandlocomotives steam locomotives of south afri

    TheNamaqualand0 - 6 - 0T of 1871 were two South African steam locomotives from the pre - Union era in the Cape of Good Hope. In 1871, two 2 feet 6 inches only

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  • Aspects of the history ofcopper mininginNamaqualand
    Aspects of the history ofcopper mininginNamaqualand

    This company was the firstminingconcern actually to commence operations inNamaqualand, and the first publicminingcompany in South African history. It is for these reasons that its development has been dealt with so extensively. The third chapter deals with thecopper miningmania of the 1850's.

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  • 1870The Copper Wonder of Namaqualand South Africa
    1870The Copper Wonder of Namaqualand South Africa

    The biggestcopper mineinNamaqualandwas O’okiep. It began life in 1856 with one small shaft and by 1860 it was the most importantminein the region. Ten years later, it was described as the richestcopper minein the world. ©Roger de la Harpe. Situated in the centre of Okiep. The steam driven beam pump was erected by Cornish miners in ...

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  • (PDF) History of the Okiepcopperdistrict,Namaqualand
    (PDF) History of the Okiepcopperdistrict,Namaqualand

    Thecoppermines in the Okiep district ofNamaqualandare steeped in the history of South Africanminingand geology. The most famous mineral specimen-producingcopper minein the district was the ...

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  • Namaqualand, Flower Route South African History Online
    Namaqualand, Flower Route South African History Online

    Namaqualandwas created a separate district in 1856. The first civil commissioner, appointed in 1860, had his seat at Komaggas, 40 km South-West of Springbok, the present seat of the magistracy.The first farms were allotted in 1850. ... Transport presented great difficulties and in 1876 thecopper-mininginterests, built a 2-ft-gauge railway ...

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  • The early history ofPort Nolloth The Heritage Portal
    The early history ofPort Nolloth The Heritage Portal

    Aug 23, 2016· In the book A History ofCopper MininginNamaqualandJohn M Smalberger digs into the early history of the town and describes the incredibly tough conditions experienced by those brave enough to live there. Before the commencement ofcopper mining, Robbe Bay, asPort Nollothwas then known, was important in so far as it provided the Namaqua ...

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  • Namaqualandlocomotives steam locomotives of south afri
    Namaqualandlocomotives steam locomotives of south afri

    TheNamaqualand0 - 6 - 0T of 1871 were two South African steam locomotives from the pre - Union era in the Cape of Good Hope. In 1871, two 2 feet 6 inches only

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  • The Mineralogical Record Back Issue
    The Mineralogical Record Back Issue

    The Jan CoetzeeCopper Mine,Namaqualand, South Africa 39-40: K.L. Von Bezing & Jopie Kotze : The Alpine Sulfosalt Occurrence at Saint-Pons, Haute-Provence, France 41-44: Jean-Marc Fourcault : FM-TGMS-MSA Symposium on Garnet: Abstracts 61-68 : Notes …

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  • Springbok, Namaqualand,Northern Cape South Africa
    Springbok, Namaqualand,Northern Cape South Africa

    Nababeep lies 20km to the north-west of Springbok. The main reason to visit here is to explore theMiningMuseum. Okiep – just off the N7 and 8km north of Springbok, was the world’s richestcopper mineuntil production ceased in 1918. A smokestack built in 1880 can be seen next to the hotel.

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    granite mines in namakwaland

    aspects of the history ofcopper mininginnamaqualandiyly interest innamaqualandand its mines \vas first aroused by professor ..... to commencemininginnamaqualand. ... chiefly of irregular ranges of granite hills,. nababeep tungsten mines, okiepcopperdistrict, namakwa district ...

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  • Namaqualand Northern Cape South Africa
    Namaqualand Northern Cape South Africa

    Namaqualandis the outback, a wilderness strewn with mines and mission stations, diamonds, lobster, flowers and dust.Namaqualandis named after the Khoikhoi Namaqua people, who settled in the area south of the Gariep (Orange) River with their flocks of fat-tailed sheep some 2 000 years ago. ...Copper MininginNamaqualandDespite the best ...

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  • 4 TopCopperStocks to Buy Now The Motley Fool
    4 TopCopperStocks to Buy Now The Motley Fool

    Sep 26, 2019· A 45% interest in ResolutionCopper, which is a proposed large-scalecopper minein the U.S. In 2018, BHP produced 1,753 kilotons ofcopper(about 3.9 billion pounds) from its …

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  • Mine revivals under way in iron ore, zinc and copper
    Mine revivals under way in iron ore, zinc and copper

    Mine revivals under way in iron ore, zinc and copper.Miningcontributes 23.4% to the Northern Cape economy and makes up nearly 7% of South Africa’s totalminingvalue. Whatever cyclical ups and downs affect the sector, it remains a most important component of the provincial economy.

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  • TENORM Copper Mining and Production Wastes Radiation
    TENORM Copper Mining and Production Wastes Radiation

    Copper miningwaste storage piles may be as large as 1,000 acres and typically include three types of waste; tailings, dump and heap leach wastes, and waste rock and overburden. The amount of marketablecopperproduced is small compared to the original material mined. Several hundred metric tons of ore must be handled for each metric ton of ...

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