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GOLD SEEKING

IN SOUTH AFRICA.

Lany

uddock

By

1981

In Crown 8vo, Handsome Cloth. With numerous Maps specially drawn. 5s.

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THEIR RESOURCES AND PROSPECTIVE ADVANTAGES. BY HUGH ROBERT MILL, D.Sc., LL.D., F.R.S.E. "To intending settlers and capitalists desiring to know the prospects of success in countries of the temperate zone the book will be invaluable."-Nature.

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PROSPECTING

FOR MINERALS.

BY S. HERBERT COX, Assoc. R. S.M., M. INST. M.M., F.G.S., &c. SECOND EDITION, Revised. With Illustrations.

"A perfect vade-mecum to those engaged in practical work."-Times of Africa With many Engravings and Photographs. Handsome Cloth, 4s. 6d.

FOOD

SUPPLY.

BY ROBERT BRUCE,

Agricultural Superintendent to the Royal Dublin Society.

With Appendix on Preserved Foods by C. A. MITCHELL, B. A., F. I. C. "Will appeal to those intending to become farmers, at home or in the Colonies."Journal of Roy. Colonial Inst.

JUST PUBLISHED. NINTH EDITION, Revised. Large Crown 8vo, 383 pages. With Frontispiece and numerous Diagrams. Price 7s. 6d.

A TREATISE

ON

MINE-SURVEYING.

For Managers of Mines, Collieries, and Students at Mining Institutions.

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ORE AND STONE MINING. By

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IN SOUTH AFRICA:

A HANDBOOK OF HINTS FOR INTENDING EXPLORERS,
PROSPECTORS, AND SETTLERS.

With a Chapter on the Agricultural Prospects of South Africa.

BY

THEO KASSNER,

выс

MINE MANAGER, AUTHOR OF THE GEOLOGICAL SKETCH MAP OF THE DE KAAP

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CHARLES GRIFFIN AND COMPANY, LIMITED;
EXETER STREET, STRAN D.

1902.

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TN427 S6K3 1902

PREFACE.

THIS little volume treats of the author's personal observations and experiences during his travels in South Africa. It makes no pretence at technicalities, its only object being to make clear and intelligible to the uninitiated all the necessary points in prospecting and mining, with other useful information, in the hope that it may be of service to those who intend to work in the country it deals with.

The endeavour has been to write in as simple, comprehensive, and concise a form as possible of the Gold-Bearing Strata of the Transvaal, and to help the reader by numerous illustrations and plans, so that he may follow with ease the detailed descriptions.

The main object the aut information required by the to search for minerals and to a stage that they may becon a large or small scale.

had in view was to give ndividual who has decided develop his "finds" to such paying concerns on either

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The author made a special study of these Goldfields and their reef formations during the years 1892 to 1900. In the introductory chapters is given a general description of the Rocks, followed by the main requirements of prospecting, descriptions of the various Goldfields, configurations of the several Reefs, as the author saw them, and his observations on them.

It is believed that if the reader comes across similar formations-in the districts described-he will recognise them, be enabled to judge of the value of the ground, and

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