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extraction and processing of gold and iron in south africa

extraction and processing of gold and iron in south africa

Prospectors established in 1886 the existence of a belt of gold-bearing reefs 40 miles (60 km) wide centred on present-day Johannesburg. The rapid growth of the gold-mining industry intensified processes started by the diamond boom:immigration,urbanization,capital investment, andlabour migrancy. By 1899 the gold industry attracted investment worth £75 million, produced almost three-tenths of the …

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