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The 1902 Veld Pond

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2016-1-31 · The 1902 Veld Pond - "Pilgrim''s Rest Coin" Introduction: The 1902 gold Veldpond (XF example displayed below) also known as the "Pilgrim''s Rest Coin" is a remarkable coin struck by the boers on the run from the overwhelming British forces on a makeshift mint set up in the veld (long grass) in the remote region of Pilgrims Rest in the north eastern Transvaal (now known as Mpumalanga).

Pilgrim''s Rest (Südafrika) – Wikipedia

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2021-11-9 · Pilgrim''s Rest wurde 1873 im damaligen Transvaal gegründet, nachdem man in der Pilgrim''s Creek alluviales Gold entdeckt hatte. In den 1880er Jahren waren die alluvialen Goldvorräte erschöpft, so dass ein Bergwerk errichtet wurde, das 1895 von …

Who''s who of Pilgrim''s Rest gold rush published

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2017-1-27 · The most fascinating aspect of South Africa''s mining history, in my humble opinion, is the diamond and gold rush era of the 1870s and 1880s, when any man with a bit of luck could make his ...

Pilgrim''s Rest: History Pilgrims Pilgrims-Rest ...

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2015-10-27 · The history of the Pilgrim''s Rest gold fields dates back to ancient times when unknown miners worked the quartz reefs for gold. Alec "Wheelbarrow" Patterson struck it rich in a small stream, later named Pilgrim''s Creek. The news sparked off the …

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2018-10-10 · Power was turned on in 1911 and Pilgrims Rest was the second town in South Africa to be provided with electricity at the time. As time went on, the gold deposits steadily declined, and the gold mining companies began to pull out. The town was fast becoming a ghost town as the mining companies had no use for the land.

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2021-11-17 · Die Goldfunde von Pilgrim''s Rest erwiesen sich als die ergiebigsten alluvialen Goldvorkommen (Oberflächengold) im südlichen Afrika. 1895 wurde die Transvaal Gold Mining Estate Ltd gegründet, die nach und nach die kleinen - meist nur 50 Quadratmeter grossen - …

Gold Panning at Pilgrims Rest

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2019-8-6 · His secret was soon revealed when a fellow panning struck gold in the same stream and registered a claim. As the news got out the area was soon flooded by many other gold panning enthusiasts creating the biggest gold rush of the time and on the 22 nd of September 1873, Pilgrims Rest was officially proclaimed a gold field. Although most of the gold found in the river was alluvial, gold …

Our Story – Theta Gold Mines

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2020-6-15 · Theta''s flagship project is near the town of Pilgrims Rest, which attracted the second rush of gold prospectors in the 1800s. Theta is bringing open-pit mining to the area. With a resource base of over 44.8 million tonnes at 4.18 grams per tonne for over six million ounces of gold, Theta''s plan is to become a mid-cap gold producer ...

Pilgrim''s Rest is on the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga …

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P P ilgrim''s Rest is situated on the magnificent Panorama Route of the Mpumalanga province. The entire village is a tourist attraction and was declared a National Monument in 1986. Today, Pilgrim''s Rest is a living monument to the feverish gold rush days of the late 1800s.. You''re in the village where that famous dog Jock of the Bushveld roamed with his master, where thieves and diggers and ...

Mpumalanga wins five-person team gold at Pilgrim''s Rest ...

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2021-10-18 · A South African team will compete in the World Gold Panning Championship in Zlotoryja, Poland, in August 2022, Covid permitting. The 2023 World Gold Panning Championship will be held in Pilgrim''s Rest again. The tourist town previously hosted the world championship in 2005 and 2013.

Pilgrim''s Gold

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Pilgrim''s Gold. Pilgrim''s Rest, Panorama Route. Museums. The numerous remains from the alluvial gold diggings era and mining days within the cultural landscape of Pilgrim''s Rest attest to it being the birth place of the South African gold mining industry. Whereas mining centres like Barberton developed into sizable towns and some, like ...

Pilgrim''s Rest regains its lustre

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2020-1-27 · • TGME: Transvaal Gold Mining Estates was the name of the company that mined gold in the area. • 89: The number of historical buildings or sites along the Pilgrim''s Rest Main Road. • The Gold News: The first newspaper published on the Pilgrim''s …

Gold Mining Town Pilgrim''s Rest to be Revamped to Draw ...

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2019-12-11 · In a bid to revitalise "the birth place of the South African gold mining industry," Pilgrim''s Rest, and attract more tourists, Mpumalanga has started projects to spruce up the famous old town. Photo by Artography . The town, which is on the …

The Village of Pilgrim''s Rest | Panorama Route ...

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Pilgrim''s Rest – village with a golden glow . Pilgrim''s Rest, an old gold mining town dating back to 1873, is a declared national monument on the eastern Escarpment of Mpumalanga offering historical attractions linked to gold as well as many outdoor …

Projects – Theta Gold Mines

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The TGME Projects are situated within the Sabie-Pilgrims Rest Goldfield, approximately 300 km northeast of the Witwatersrand Basin, as shown in Figure 1. Gold …

Gold Panning – Pilgrims Rest Tours

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Experience the thrill of finding gold like the early diggers did! You will accompany the tour guide to a select area of the river in Pilgrims Rest, where you will be shown how to pan for gold, and for an hour you can pan out as much as you like, and you can keep ... as …

VELDPOND: THE TRUE FACTS PILGRIM''S REST 1902

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2013-10-5 · When the mine bosses left the country, they had put Alex Marshall (also known as Sandy) 15, the carpenter of Transvaal Gold Mining Estate (TGME), in control of the mining assets at Pilgrim''s Rest. Marshall 16 was a Scotsman who supported the …

Pligrims Rest: Where ghosts are still panning for gold

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2021-11-10 · Pilgrim''s Rest is rich with tales as tall as the trees lining the main road. "When you take pictures in the grand old Alanglade house on the hill, you will see orbs".

Pilgrims Rest

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2021-4-21 · After nearly 100 years, gold mining at Pilgrims Rest ceased in 1972, but there is conjecture that mining will be opened up again. Some of the Characters of Pilgrims Rest and the gold rush . When history and a story such as the Pilgrims Rest gold rush …

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Man arrested in illegal mining crackdown in Pilgrim''s Rest ...

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2021-9-13 · Thabang Ntsibane was arrested for operating an alleged illegal gold-processing lab in Pilgrim''s Rest during a police operation on Thursday (September 9). READ: Police, SANDF raid yields a number of illegal mining equipment in Barberton. "The team seized bags of gold-bearing materials and cash found in Ntsibane''s possession. He was charged ...

The gold panning capital

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2019-2-10 · Pilgrims Rest: The gold panning capital - See 686 traveler reviews, 486 candid photos, and great deals for Graskop, South Africa, at Tripadvisor.

Theta Gold Mines Limited: New Board Appointments

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2021-11-10 · Theta Gold Mines core project is located next to the historical gold mining town of Pilgrim''s Rest, in Mpumalanga Province, some 370km northeast …

Pilgrim''s Rest

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the town of Pilgrim''s Rest in South Africa''s Mpumalanga province is a national monument. it was declared a gold field in September 1873. at the end of the 19th century claims were bought up and underground mining started by the Transvaal Gold Minings Estates …

Pilgrim''s Rest gets set for a new gold boom | Citypress

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2020-4-2 · Pilgrim''s Rest gets set for a new gold boom. Australian company Theta Gold Mines has so far injected about R1 billion into establishing a mine in the historical gold mining Mpumalanga town of Pilgrim''s Rest, a heritage site. Pilgrim''s Rest has in recent times been known for the annual gold-panning championships and an economy completely ...

Transvaal Gold Mining Estates Limited « KLCBT

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The gold that the early diggers targeted was alluvial gold – mainly gold dust recovered by washing the gravel from the beds and banks of streams but nuggets were also found. The largest recorded nugget from the Pilgrims Rest area was the Breda Nugget, weighing in at 214 oz (more than 6 kg).

New mining, old gold: How Theta Gold Mines (ASX:TGM) is ...

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2020-6-15 · Theta''s flagship project is near the town of Pilgrims Rest, which attracted the second rush of gold prospectors in the 1800s. Theta is bringing open-pit mining to the area. With a resource base of over 44.8 million tonnes at 4.18 grams per tonne for over six million ounces of gold, Theta''s plan is to become a mid-cap gold producer ...

Thrust-controlled gold mineralisation at the Elandshoogte ...

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Stratiform quartz-sulphide-gold veins, locally termed "reefs" are hosted within the Proterozoic Transvaal Sequence sedimentary succession, in the Sabie-Pilgrim''s Rest goldfield, eastern Transvaal. These deposits have produced about 180 tonnes of gold and share many characteristics with those of Telfer, Western Australia. Detailed examination of the Elandshoogte Mine shows that gold ...

Pilgrim''s Rest, 1910-19321

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Pilgrim''s Rest presents a distinctive South African wrinkle to the international phenomenon of companies'' trying to order and control the lives of their employees outside of work. The dominant gold-mining company in the eastern Transvaal, Transvaal Gold Mining Estates, faced intense competition for labour from the Witwatersrand.

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