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Springbok, Simon van der Stel copper-mine

Springbok, Simon van der Stel copper-mine. View/ Open. apretorius-s217-springbok.png (13.38Mb) Author. Pretorius, Andre, 1935-2006. Date Created 1990. Format Extent 1 Photograph, b w. Rights This item is subject to copyright protection. Reproduction of the content, or any part of it, other than for research, academic or non-commercial use is ...

Springbok, Simon van der Stel copper-mine

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Ookiep Copper-Silver Mine Near Springbok, South Africa ...

The Ookiep Copper-Silver Mine is near Springbok, South Africa. The site was first discovered in 1685 by Expedition Commissioned By Governor Simon Van Der Stel. The Ookiep Copper-Silver Mine is a underground mining operation. Initial production took place in

Van der Stel's journey to the copper mountains of ...

Van der Stel realised that these difficulties were too great for profitable mining and so the expedition party left the Koperberg in early November and arrived safely back in Cape Town in early 1686.

File:Van der Stel's Copper Mine, Carolusberg, Northern ...

English: Prospecting trench create by Governor Simon van der Stel during his expedition to Namaqualand in 1685. This media shows a South African Protected Site with

Who was Simon van der Stel? The Simon van der Stel ...

This portrait by Pieter van Anraedt is reported to be that of Simon van der Stel but it has not been proven with absolute certainty as the painter died in 1678 and Simon arrived in the Cape in 1679. Van der Stel retired in 1699, and was succeeded by his son Willem Adriaan van der Stel.

List of heritage sites in Northern Cape - Wikipedia

178 行  Simon van der Stel’s little copper mine is situated high up on the slope of the Copper

SHiP Copper Company - History of the region

Simon van der Stel (VOC Commander of the Cape) leads negotiations with indigenous people for copper-mining rights 1850. Extensive mining commences. This is the first purely speculative mineral boom of any kind in SA 1927. American mining giant Newmont Mining acquires the Namakwa Copper Field from the Cape Copper Company 1937

Okiep copper mine: A rich seam, restored - BusinessLIVE

Okiep copper mine: A rich seam, restored It’s easier to raise funding in North Korea and Afghanistan, apparently. ... Cape governor Simon van der Stel led a party to the Northern Cape where he ...

Springbok, Simon van der Stel copper-mine

Photograph depicting Simon van der Stel copper-mine at Springbok. dc.format.extent: 1 Photograph, b w: dc.format.medium: Photograph: dc.rights: This item is subject to copyright protection. Reproduction of the content, or any part of it, other than for research, academic or non-commercial use is prohibited without prior consent from the ...

File:Van der Stel's Copper Mine, Carolusberg, Northern ...

English: Prospecting trench create by Governor Simon van der Stel during his expedition to Namaqualand in 1685. This media shows a South African Protected Site with

Stel, Simon van der, 1639-1712 - LC Linked Data Service ...

Simon van der Stel Label from public data source Wikidata; Stel, Simon van der, 1639-1712; ... (VOC) in Cape of Good Hope (1679-1699); made a well-documented exploration of the Namaqualand copper mines (1685); discovered the ore; set up the farm which became the premier wine estate of the Cape and the first marketed in Europe; ...

History of Copper in South Africa

The history of copper mining has not been forgotten and many relics of the olden days have been preserved. The original mine shafts sunk by van der Stel are still in existence and are now National Monuments. To see them and some of the relics of the past visitors have to visit some of the mining towns of Namaqualand.

SHiP Copper Company - History of the region

Simon van der Stel (VOC Commander of the Cape) leads negotiations with indigenous people for copper-mining rights 1850. Extensive mining commences. This is the first purely speculative mineral boom of any kind in SA 1927. American mining giant Newmont Mining acquires the Namakwa Copper Field from the Cape Copper Company 1937

An Overview of Copper Smelting in Southern Africa

colonialists discovered the Okiep deposits in 1685, when Simon van der Stel discovered the 'Copper Mountain' at Springbok, after officials at the Cape learnt of the existence of copper, somewhere to the north, from Namas who brought objects made of that metal. However, transport and other difficulties prevented exploitation at that time.

Springbok, Northern Cape - Wikipedia

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. The area has a blue tinge created when copper reacts with oxygen in the air.

Simon van der Stel - Wikipedia

The town of Stellenbosch (founded in 1679) was named after him and Simon's Town is also named after him, as well as the Simonsberg mountain. An early ship of the South African Navy, SAS Simon van der Stel was also named for him, in 1952.. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in his Discourse on Inequality, refers to Governor Van der Stel by name in a story about a Hottentot raised by the Dutch who chooses ...

A Self-Made Mining Magnate Lifts Up a Forgotten Region ...

Born near the spot where Simon van der Stel first scoped the region’s copper mining potential in 1685, Hayes spent her childhood in and around Pofadder, a one-goat town that is the butt of many ...

Simon van der Stel's journal to Namaqualand and the copper ...

Simon van der Stel's journal to Namaqualand and the copper mines, 1685-1686 / translated into English by C. de Vos Leibrandt MS Provenance: Original collection

Simon van der Stel – Wikipedia

Simon (Symon) van der Stel (* 14.Oktober 1639 auf Mauritius; † 24. Juni 1712 in Constantia; heute Kapstadt) war der erste Gouverneur der Kapkolonie.Er war der Sohn von Adriaan van der Stel, einem Beamten der Niederländischen Ostindien-Kompanie und deren Kommandeur auf Mauritius, und Maria Lievens, die malaiischer Abstammung war. Er heiratete Johanna Jacoba Six (1645–1700).

Okiep - Wikipedia

Governor Simon van der Stel was inclined to believe these tales when, in 1681, a group of Namas visited the Castle in Cape Town and brought along some pure copper. Van der Stel himself led a major expedition in 1685 and reached the fabled mountains on 21 October.

The Mining Link Connecting Simon van der Stel to Herbert ...

Mar 30, 2019  Readers will no doubt be puzzled by a supposed mining link connecting Cape Governor Simon Van der Stel (1639-1712) to US President Herbert Hoover (1874-1964). They not only lived in different centuries, but also on separate continents 12 700 kilometers apart. Well, read on and decide for yourself!Our story starts with a book, not just any book, but the ‘De Re Metallica’, which

Okiep copper mine: A rich seam, restored - BusinessLIVE

Okiep copper mine: A rich seam, restored It’s easier to raise funding in North Korea and Afghanistan, apparently. ... Cape governor Simon van der Stel led a party to the Northern Cape where he ...

Stel, Simon van der, 1639-1712 - LC Linked Data Service ...

Simon van der Stel Label from public data source Wikidata; Stel, Simon van der, 1639-1712; ... (VOC) in Cape of Good Hope (1679-1699); made a well-documented exploration of the Namaqualand copper mines (1685); discovered the ore; set up the farm which became the premier wine estate of the Cape and the first marketed in Europe; ...

Mining Weekly - Van der Stel’s journey to the copper ...

Van der Stel realised that these difficulties were too great for profitable mining and so the expedition party left the Koperberg in early November and arrived safely back in Cape Town in early 1686.

SHiP Copper Company - History of the region

Simon van der Stel (VOC Commander of the Cape) leads negotiations with indigenous people for copper-mining rights 1850. Extensive mining commences. This is the first purely speculative mineral boom of any kind in SA 1927. American mining giant Newmont Mining acquires the Namakwa Copper Field from the Cape Copper Company 1937

File:Van der Stel's Copper Mine, Carolusberg, Northern ...

File:Van der Stel's Copper Mine, Carolusberg, Northern Cape.JPG. Aus Wikimedia Commons, dem freien Medienarchiv. Zur Navigation springen Zur Suche springen. Datei; ... English: Prospecting trench create by Governor Simon van der Stel during his expedition to Namaqualand in 1685. ...

Extraction old and new: mining the desert ... - Future Pasts

Mar 04, 2018  The green colouration indicating copper is vibrantly visible at the copper shafts sunk into the Copperberg by Simon van der Stel's expedition in 1685, whose encampment is shown in the second image here. Photos: Sian Sullivan 101017. In the 1850s much higher grade ores were found nearby.

Simon van der Stel - Wikipedia

The town of Stellenbosch (founded in 1679) was named after him and Simon's Town is also named after him, as well as the Simonsberg mountain. An early ship of the South African Navy, SAS Simon van der Stel was also named for him, in 1952.. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in his Discourse on Inequality, refers to Governor Van der Stel by name in a story about a Hottentot raised by the Dutch who chooses ...

A Self-Made Mining Magnate Lifts Up a Forgotten Region ...

Born near the spot where Simon van der Stel first scoped the region’s copper mining potential in 1685, Hayes spent her childhood in and around Pofadder, a one-goat town that is the butt of many ...

History - Hondeklipbaai

In 1685, Governor Simon van der Stel discovered the Namaqua region’s rich copper ores. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a suitable export harbour, until 1846 when Thomas Grace, a ship captain, discovered a small, natural harbour. He named the village after the granite rock that guards like a dog over the town: Hondeklip Bay.

Simon van der Stel – Wikipedia

Simon (Symon) van der Stel (* 14.Oktober 1639 auf Mauritius; † 24. Juni 1712 in Constantia; heute Kapstadt) war der erste Gouverneur der Kapkolonie.Er war der Sohn von Adriaan van der Stel, einem Beamten der Niederländischen Ostindien-Kompanie und deren Kommandeur auf Mauritius, und Maria Lievens, die malaiischer Abstammung war. Er heiratete Johanna Jacoba Six (1645–1700).

The Mining Link Connecting Simon van der Stel to Herbert ...

Mar 30, 2019  Readers will no doubt be puzzled by a supposed mining link connecting Cape Governor Simon Van der Stel (1639-1712) to US President Herbert Hoover (1874-1964). They not only lived in different centuries, but also on separate continents 12 700 kilometers apart. Well, read on and decide for yourself!Our story starts with a book, not just any book, but the ‘De Re Metallica’, which

A brief history of SA’s first mining company

Although the existence of copper had first been confirmed by Cape governor Simon van der Stel, in 1685, the profitable exploitation of that copper ore had been impeded for more than a century ...

Mining – a sunrise industry - SolomonStar

Copper put the Namaqualand region on the map in 1685 when Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the Cape Colony, led an expedition north in search of fabled resources. He found copper in the mountains of Namaqualand, just outside what is now Springbok, but logistics thwarted any profitable production at the time.

1684 The Copper Mountain of Namaqualand

In short, Simon van der Stel’s copper mine was impossible to exploit – at least for the time being – and no further mining activity would take place in Namaqualand for more than 150 years. Today, a couple of Van der Stel’s open test shafts can still be seen halfway up the side of the ‘copper mountain’.