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gold and diamond mining in south africa in nineteenth centuries

gold and diamond mining in south africa in nineteenth centuries

South Africaexperienced a transformation between 1870, when thediamondrush to Kimberley began, and 1902, when theSouth AfricanWar ended. Midway between these dates, in 1886, the world’s largest goldfields were discovered on the Witwatersrand. As the predominantly agrarian societies of EuropeanSouth Africabegan to urbanize and industrialize, the region evolved into a major supplier of precious minerals to the world economy;gold…

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