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SPRINGBOK, Northern Cape

The Okiep district copper mines are located within the Bushmanland mobile belt of southern Africa, within 30 km of the town of Springbok in the Northern Cape province, South Africa. Copper orebodies have been mined within the O'okiep district since , although serious mining did not commence until . Total production and known reserves ...Mining has historically been the mainstay of the region's economy. The towns of Springbok, Nababeep, Okiep, Carolusberg, Steinkopf and Concordia have served the administrative and infrastruc­ lural needs of the copper mining industry since . The harbour facilities at POIt Nolloth provide a base forOkiep lies 8 kms from Springbok and until mining ceased in was known to have the richest copper deposits in the world. Okiep is also the oldest mining town in South Africa. An artefact from the early boom years is the Cornish Beam Pump (now a national monument) which was built in to pump water from the mine.

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Hayes seeks to reopen Springbok copper riches

copper fields. The Blue Mine, on the outskirts of Springbok, was the first mine to be sunk in the district (in ). The first records of the Okiep mine are dated , when a shaft with a "splendid show of copper" can be found mentioned. In the s, Okiep became the most important mine of the Cape Copper Company.Jubilee Mine, Concordia ( to ) 6,500 tonnes of copper extracted. Mash's intention is "to create a kind of visualization of the merits and shortfalls of mining in South Africa, an industry that has shaped the history and economy of the country so radically". On the one hand, the development of the mines around Okiep contributed ... · Yet Springbok is where one of the country's new breed of mining entrepreneurs has set-up operations to exploit some of the copper ore bodies in the region that were first mined back in the 's, and where mining operations continued until the early 's when the O'okiep copper mine was finally shut down.

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Namaqualand, Flower Route - South African History Online

Jan Coetzee Copper Mine, Okiep Copper District, Namakwa District Municipality, Northern Cape, South Africa : Copper mine and one of the principal mines in this district, well known for large quartz crystals, located 11 km north of Nababeep. The Jan Coetzee mine is one of the most famous in the district ...Hondeklip Bay (Afrikaans: Hondeklipbaai, which translates as dog stone bay) is a coastal village in the Namakwa district of the Northern Cape province of South Africa.It lies about 95 km south west of the district capital Springbok.. This village was originally used as a harbor to export copper ore from the mines around Springbok but was later surpassed by Port Nolloth, which had a safer ...This lasted only about ten years when richer deposits at Okiep, about 8 km, and at Nababeep, about 20 km North of Springbok, were developed. Transport presented great difficulties and in the copper-mining interests, built a 2-ft-gauge railway from Okiep to Port Nolloth, a distance of 175 km. Traction was initially by mules.

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Junior miners breathe new life into Northern Cape as

This village was originally used as a harbour to export copper ore from the mines around Springbok but was later surpassed by Port Nolloth, which had a safer harbour as well as a railway line. Today Hondeklip Bay is a popular regional holiday destination and serves the fishing and diamond-mining …Copper Mining in Namaqualand; Copper Transport in Namaqualand; Copper Transport in Namaqualand. Limited Routes. The biggest problem facing the copper mines of Namaqualand was the lack of effective transport routes. The region had few roads, and those that did exist were in a terrible state. ... For the mines clustered around Springbok, 120 km ... · The O'Kiep area near Springbok was last mined with any intent by Metorex in the early s before decades-low copper prices forced it to stop operations and ….

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mining industry - Shanghai Metal Corporation

Okiep lies 8 kms from Springbok and until mining ceased in was known to have the richest copper deposits in the world. Okiep is also the oldest mining town in South Africa. An artefact from the early boom years is the Cornish Beam Pump (now a national monument) which was built in to pump water from the mine. · They were referring to the copper mines recently opened in the O'okiep area. The knowledge that there was copper near Springbok was not something new; in fact, Simon van der Stel had made an epic journey in specifically to see the copper of which the Hottentots spoke.Jubilee Mine, Concordia ( to ) 6,500 tonnes of copper extracted. Mash's intention is "to create a kind of visualization of the merits and shortfalls of mining in South Africa, an industry that has shaped the history and economy of the country so radically". On the one hand, the development of the mines around Okiep contributed.

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Mining and Migration piece on Cleator Moor and Wicklow

 · Springbok - Unemployment and its associated social problems have become rife in the Northern Cape since mines began downscaling nearly two decades ago, Nama Khoi local municipality mayor Boeboe van Wyk said on Wednesday. Towns around Springbok, such as Carolusberg, Okiep and Nababeep were at one stage flourishing copper production centres. · The O'Kiep area near Springbok was last mined with any intent by Metorex in the early s before decades-low copper prices forced it to stop operations and … · From the copper mines of the Keweenaw and Butte, the lead mines of the Upper Mid West, the coal and iron mines of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, to the gold fields of Victoria Australia and the iron mines of Cumbria, Irish mining migrants have left their mark. ... one of the oldest settlers of the Namaqualand Mining Company, who died in Springbok.

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dillon marsh places copper spheres in arid mining landscapes

 · THE Northern Cape province in South Africa would become a major mining and exploration district, said Jan Nelson, the former CEO of Pan African Resources.. Commenting in an article by BusinessLive, Nelson said: "This area has been completely overlooked for years.People thought it was mined out. It's not. Mark my words, this is going to be the next big mining province in … · The first copper mine was opened in on the farm Melkboschkuil and was named Blue Mine. The town of Springbok itself was laid out in and was originally named Springbokfontein, shortened to Springbok in . The town developed rapidly, but in the 's when richer copper deposits were discovered just 10 km further north in Okiep ... · marsh describes a detail of the mining industry: 'the country's first ever commercial mine, the blue mine in springbok, began operating in . more mines opened soon after as copper ….

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Orion Minerals secures option on new copper project

 · Unesco classifies the principle value of the copper mine site of Springbok an extension of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape in the UK, for instance, also sharing a close association with other mining landscape in Australia, Brazil, India and Mexico. Tweefontein Mine, Concordia ( to ) 38,747.7 tonnes of copper extractedHondeklip Bay (Afrikaans: Hondeklipbaai, which translates as dog stone bay) is a coastal village in the Namakwa district of the Northern Cape province of South Africa.It lies about 95 km south west of the district capital Springbok.. This village was originally used as a harbor to export copper ore from the mines around Springbok but was later surpassed by Port Nolloth, which had a safer ... · Orion Minerals secures option on new copper project outside Springbok. CEO Errol Smart says 65 000 tonnes of copper a year previously came out ….

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Namaqualand, Flower Route - South African History Online

Thomas Hall constructed a narrow gauge railway line in Namaqualand in the 's and 's. It ran from Port Nolloth on the coast for over 150 kilometres to the copper mining area around Okiep.The first copper mine in Springbok and the first commercial mine anywhere in South Africa was known as the Blue Mine and can still be seen today. It is situated to the west of the town and a visit to the mine gives you good views over Springbok. Around the mine which is fenced off there is a short walking trail for those who like to hike.This lasted only about ten years when richer deposits at Okiep, about 8 km, and at Nababeep, about 20 km North of Springbok, were developed. Transport presented great difficulties and in the copper-mining interests, built a 2-ft-gauge railway from Okiep to Port Nolloth, a distance of 175 km. Traction was initially by mules.

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