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Springbok, Northern Cape

Copper was first discovered in the area by the Governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel, in 1685. Blue Mine is believed to mark the origins of commercial mining in South Africa. Blue Mine is believed to mark the origins of commercial mining in South Africa.

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Concordia, Northern Cape

The town is of historical interest because it is situated at the origin of mining endeavors in South Africa. Long before colonial times (prior to 1652), the indigenous peoples (the Khoisan or Nama) of the area extracted raw or quot;native copperquot; from the gneiss and granite hills that make up the surrounding Namaqualand Copper belt. This copper was beaten into decorative items, worn as bangles and neck

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SPRINGBOK, Northern Cape Things To Do and Places To See

The mine closed during the copper slump of 1919, but reopened in 1937. It is home to the Okiep Copper Company and the regions largest coppermining town. ATTRACTIONS Mining Museum Clara, a narrowgauge steam locomotive used to rail copper ore to Port Nolloth, is on display.

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Dillon Marsh Copper

South Africa's first ever commercial mine, the Blue Mine in Springbok, began operating in 1852. More mines opened soon after as copper deposits were discovered in the surrounding area as well as more farflung regions of the country.

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Springbok Pride of the Northern Cape of South Africa

The mine became the first commercial mine in South Africa, but was worked out by 1888. In 1863 the town Springbokfontein was mapped out by Mr Fletcher.

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Hayes seeks to reopen Springbok copper riches Miningmx

Yet Springbok is where one of the countrys new breed of mining entrepreneurs has setup operations to exploit some of the copper ore bodies in the region that were first mined back in the 1850s, and where mining operations continued until the early 2000s when the Ookiep copper mine

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Mines Copper in Springbok, Northern Cape Yellow Pages

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Port Nolloth Coastal Town in The Northern Cape

Port Nolloth is the direct result of the early copper mining industry close to Springbok. James Alexander prospected and discovered the large copper mine in Okiep in 1855. The next step after the discovery was to get a port for exporting the ore. This is when Port Nolloth was assigned to be used as a harbour for exporting the copper from Okiep.

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The blue in Blue Mine is in reference to the color of rocks in the mine as a result of copper coming into contact with oxygen in the air. Back to the mid19th century copper was the primarily driving force behind the establishment of relatively remote area of the country such as Springbok, Okiep and Nababeep as formal towns.

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An Overview of Copper Smelting in Southern Africa

copper fields. The Blue Mine, on the outskirts of Springbok, was the first mine to be sunk in the district (in 1852). The first records of the Okiep mine are dated 1856, when a shaft with a quot;splendid show of copperquot; can be found mentioned. In the 1860s, Okiep became the most important mine of the Cape Copper Company.

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Mines Copper in Springbok, Northern Cape Yellow Pages

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Dillon Marsh Copper

South Africa's first ever commercial mine, the Blue Mine in Springbok, began operating in 1852. More mines opened soon after as copper deposits were discovered in the surrounding area as well as more farflung regions of the country.

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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.

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The Graveyard in the Namaqualand town of Springbok

May 26, 20130183;32;On Wednesday evening I attended a meeting in the Copper mining town of Springbok in the barren Northern Cape. At the meeting was an open bible, an old bible at that which dated back to the late

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Springbok Travel Information namakwainfo

Springbok is set in a narrow valley bisecting the granite domes of the Klein Koperberge. It is the principal town of Namakwa. Shortened from Springbokfontein in 1911, Springbok owes its existence to coppermining undertaken after 1850 and a ready supply of water.

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Ookiep South African History Online

When rich copper deposits were discoveredin 1862, the Cape Copper Company commenced mining at Okiep after thecoppermine at Springbok had ceased production. As mines demanded considerabletransport, the company in 1876 built a narrowguage railway (76 cm)from Okiep to Port Nolloth, a distance of 175 km.

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Springbok South Africa

The mine became the first commercial mine in South Africa, but was worked out by 1888. In 1863 the town was mapped out and built around the copper mining industry Today Springbok is a prosperous town with 15,000 inhabitants.

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History Hondeklipbaai

Hondeklip Bay 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 diamondmining community.

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Springbok Nightjar Travel

Mining relics serious copper mining in the area dates back to the mid1800s and there are a number of reminders of this prosperous era around Springbok, including a smelter chimney in town. Up the road from Springbok are two small mining settlements, Nababeep and Okiep. Nababeep lies 20km to the northwest of Springbok.

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Springbok Info Information Inligting

The Blue Mine, in Springbok, is recorded as the first commercial mining endeavour in South Africa. Features page quot;Why would anybody in his right mind visit Goegap when it is not in the flower season, and go on a hiking trail, 4x4 route or mountain bike

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Blue Mine, Springbok, Okiep Copper District, Namakwa

Blue Mine, Springbok, Okiep Copper District, Namakwa District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa Plaque at the Blue mine Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.

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Springbok Lodge

Springbok Lodge sponsors the Nababeep Mining Museum and the Blue Mine hiking trail. The museum in situated in the small mining town of Nababeep, 22km from Springbok. It tells the very interesting story of the copper industry in Namaqualand and also has a display on how copper is mined in this area.

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GC3DDZ5 Van der Stel Mine (Traditional Cache) in

The Cape Copper Company continued mining after richer deposits were discover at O'okiep (the richest copper mine in the world during the 1870s), followed by Nababeep, Concordia, Spectakel and Carolusberg around Springbok. O'okiep Copper Company acquired all the copper mines in 1937.

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OOKIEP COPPER COMPANY Springbok

OOKIEP COPPER COMPANY has the activity of Iron,Mining,Copper, And is located at MAIN ROAD Springbok Iron South Africa gt; Iron Nortern Cape Region gt; Iron Springbok gt; OOKIEP COPPER COMPANY Springbok . Related categories. Mining. Mining in Nortern What you should know about OOKIEP COPPER COMPANY. Mining in Springbok,

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Springbok Northern Cape

Springbok was the nearest supplier of drinkable water in the area so it became the centre of the mining industry in the Northern Cape. Today there are a number of historical relics left over from the copper mining era in and around Springbok.

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GC3DDZ5 Van der Stel Mine (Traditional Cache) in Northern

The Cape Copper Company continued mining after richer deposits were discover at O'okiep (the richest copper mine in the world during the 1870s), followed by Nababeep, Concordia, Spectakel and Carolusberg around Springbok.

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NABABEEP Largest Copper Mining Town in Namaqualand North

About Nababeep . DISTANCE SPRINGBOK TO NABABEEP 25 km Just north of Springbok lies Nababeep, a town rich in copper deposits. Its name is derived from two original Nama words, naba meaning quot;hump of an animalquot; and bib meaning quot;small springquot;.

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Springbok (Northern Cape) Jewish Digital Archive Project

Springbok is situated in Namaqualand in the Northern Cape, 565 km north of Cape Town and 258 km north of Van Rhynsdorp. The town was built around the copper mines, which were discovered by Simon van der Stel in 1685.

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OOKIEP COPPER COMPANY Springbok

OOKIEP COPPER COMPANY has the activity of Iron,Mining,Copper, And is located at MAIN ROAD Springbok Iron South Africa gt; Iron Nortern Cape Region gt; Iron Springbok gt; OOKIEP COPPER COMPANY Springbok . Related categories. Mining. Mining in Nortern What you should know about OOKIEP COPPER COMPANY. Mining in Springbok

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Desert Rose Guest House, Springbok, South Africa

Commercial mining started in 1852, but recently all the copper mines closed down as they were mined out and it is not economical to carry on mining. Being the biggest town in the area, Springbok supports the farming community of Namaqualand and the diamond mining industry along the West Coast.

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