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7 hours ago, Delta! said:

Gold -> Rush 

 

http://johannesburg.hotelguide.co.za/Johannesburg_City_Guide-travel/history.html#:~:text=Gold was first discovered in,was declared open for mining.

The first gold rush occurred in the Pilgrim's Rest and Baberton area in Mpumalanga and saw gold miners travelling from all over the world in the hope of claiming their piece of land and ultimately their fortunes.

A Golden Arc

The incredible amount of gold found in the Witwatersrand area was all part of a "Golden Arc" that stretches from Johannesburg all the way to Welkom. The "Golden Arc" is found where a massive inland lake was once positioned. Silt and gold deposits settled along the shore of the lake to form the gold-rich areas that South Africa is now famous for.

Lucky George

Gold was first discovered in the Witwatersrand area on a lazy Sunday in March 1886 when an Australian gold miner, George Harrison stumbled across a rocky outcrop which was part of the main gold-bearing reef. He declared his claim to the government of the time and the area was declared open for mining. Today one can find a gold monument where the original outcrop was and the area where the discovery was made is known as George Harrison Park and has been declared a national monument.

Fortune-seekers descend

Word spread quickly about George Harrison's discovery and soon the small mining village that had cropped up where the gold was found, known as Ferreira's Camp, began to expand into a formalised settlement. Fortune-seekers flocked from all over the world to claim their piece of land in the hope of striking it lucky and the population grew and grew and within 10 years the small village had turned into the largest town in the country, outgrowing the already 200 year old Cape Town in a few short years.

How the town got its name

It is said that the new, rapidly growing settlement; Johannesburg, was named after two land surveyors and officials of the Zuid-AfrikaanscheRepublijk (ZAR) named Johannes Meyer and Johannes Rissik. It is thought that the two men combined their names and added the word 'burg' to the end, an Afrikaans word which means 'fortified city'.

Historical legacy

The South African government of the time did not believe that the gold would last of a particularly long time and therefore they only mapped out small triangular pieces of land as plots, cramming as many into a small space as possible. It is said that these small plots are the reason why Johannesburg's CBD streets are now so narrow.

Theuns thats an awesome writeup!! Love reading about everyone here's "digs" ... and when anyone talked about *gold rush*  when growing up, first thing that came to my mind has always been the California Gold Rush... didnt even know that there was a South African one that was just as epic  :superman:

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Rush -> Groups

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team => work :moil:

 

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non-stop => flight :crazy_pilot:

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night -> light

nostalgia

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light => star :gogo:

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Trek => Wars :thumbsup:

 

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19 hours ago, gogoblender said:

Theuns thats an awesome writeup!! Love reading about everyone here's "digs" ... and when anyone talked about *gold rush*  when growing up, first thing that came to my mind has always been the California Gold Rush... didnt even know that there was a South African one that was just as epic  :superman:

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Rush -> Groups

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Wars -> Guild 

 

Mining is and has been one of the most imprtant industries for South Africa. For more than a Hundred years, South Africa was the number 1 producer of Gold in the World, only in 2013 when China took the top spot. 

"Mining in South Africa was once the main driving force behind the history and development of Africa's most advanced and richest economy. Large-scale and profitable mining started with the discovery of a diamond on the banks of the Orange River in 1867 by Erasmus Jacobs and the subsequent discovery and exploitation of the Kimberley pipes a few years later. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precursors to the biggest discovery of all, the Main Reef/Main Reef Leader on Gerhardus Oosthuizen's farm Langlaagte, Portion C, in 1886, the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the subsequent rapid development of the gold field there, the biggest of them all.

Diamond and gold production are now well down from their peaks, though South Africa is still number 5 in gold but remains a cornucopia of mineral riches. It is the world's largest producer of chrome, manganese, platinum, vanadium and vermiculite. It is the second largest producer[4] of ilmenite, palladium, rutile and zirconium. It is also the world's third largest coal exporter. South Africa is also a huge producer of iron ore; in 2012, it overtook India to become the world's third-biggest iron ore supplier to China, the world's largest consumers of iron ore.

Due to a history of corruption and maladministration in the South African mining sector, ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe announced at the beginning of 2013 that mining companies misrepresenting their intentions could have their licences revoked."

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guild => members :JC_gimmefive:

 

"I wouldn't want to belong to a club that would have me as a member." - Groucho Marx

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members -> American Express

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Members -> lounge

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lounge => nightclub :d_dance:

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night club -> rave

ahh, montreal..

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rave => sleepless :bounce:

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sleepless  -> In Seattle

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Seattle => Washington

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Washington (Seattle) -> Boeing

Aren't they nowadays sleepless in Seattle because first the 737Maxx disasters and then the grounding of planes by many air companies because of covid19. So plane sales are nearly non existant everywhere. The jumbo is no longer produced and only a few recognized it.

 

 

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Boeing -> Airbus

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airbus -> concorde

wooooossshhh!

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Concorde -> Supersonic

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Supersonic -> noise

 

faster than!

:oooo:

 

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noise -> exhaust pipe

The new ones have speakers which can resist 600Celcius. The speaker produces noise in opposite phase to silence the car. A nice side effect is that by making the exhaust air less loud: the air also swings less and less power is needed to press the exhaust gases into the pipe. So the fuel consumption is reduced a bit.

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