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ORANJEMUND DISCUSSIONS! => The Photograph Board! => Topic started by: henniek on June 30, 2015, 03:53:39 PM

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Post by: henniek on June 30, 2015, 03:53:39 PM
What was this place' s name ? was it Idastahl , Charlotten Tahl?  pic taken 1980.
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Post by: henniek on June 30, 2015, 03:55:00 PM
Picture
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Post by: Michael Alexander on June 30, 2015, 07:18:20 PM
Think it might be Stauchslager....

I remember Pete pointing out how efficiently the bedrock at been swept clean by hand back in the day!

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Post by: Adriaan Van Rooyen on July 04, 2015, 05:52:13 AM
Sleeping facilities at Stauchlager...with the foreman sleeping on top....
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Post by: Uwe Leube on July 06, 2015, 08:29:14 AM
And the toilet pipe in the background on the right
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Post by: Michael Alexander on July 06, 2015, 11:06:29 AM
Here's a more recent snap from when we were there two or three years ago....

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Post by: Pete on July 06, 2015, 11:35:29 AM
The valley that it's in is the Idatal.
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Post by: henniek on July 31, 2015, 09:14:38 PM
thank you Pete . hk
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Post by: henniek on July 31, 2015, 09:17:13 PM
a old wheel barrow at th rail crossing near Idastahl
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Post by: henniek on August 01, 2015, 09:05:55 PM
dune near baker's
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Post by: henniek on April 06, 2016, 09:39:16 AM
a few more
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Post by: Michael Alexander on April 06, 2016, 12:45:55 PM
Andre' Botha, Training officer and Uewe? 
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Post by: henniek on April 06, 2016, 07:56:09 PM
sorry for a bad picture
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Post by: henniek on April 06, 2016, 07:57:17 PM
 Test2013
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Post by: henniek on April 06, 2016, 07:59:31 PM
Dave Huckers wife. Our neighbour for many years
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Post by: Uwe Leube on April 06, 2016, 11:47:22 PM
Mini sampling station I set up at Orange River Prospect in December 1982.
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Post by: Uwe Leube on April 06, 2016, 11:48:40 PM
Bakers Bay pub and "drilling" on the beaches in June 1981. Don't remember many names - John was one of the geologists in Oranjemund (arms in the air).
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Post by: henniek on April 19, 2016, 02:42:27 PM
moving sand
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Post by: Michael Alexander on April 20, 2016, 06:45:43 PM
I remember my father saying that the old timers reckon'd that the Pan at Bakers Bay would be rich with diamonds, if only they could find a way to get through all the clay and mud!

Thanks for the pics Hennie, loving the history....
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Post by: Uwe Leube on April 21, 2016, 01:21:02 AM
The pan at Bakers was great to drive on, until you hit a soft spot. Nearly went through the windscreen once as I came to a sudden stop
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Post by: Michael Alexander on April 21, 2016, 08:12:52 AM
I was at a meeting about a month back that was arranged by the Ministry of Environment & Tourism, they had various stakeholders present, including the Mine.....

without getting into all the details, I was interested to hear from the mine that they still have areas of Interest up that end of the world , north of Chameis and that the areas were still in theie licensed concessions....

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Post by: henniek on June 06, 2016, 09:14:30 PM
some photos
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Post by: henniek on June 06, 2016, 09:19:32 PM
two more
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Post by: henniek on June 06, 2016, 09:23:30 PM
ooops .. the last one is upside down. Michael , can you turn it 180 degrees ?
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Post by: Michael Alexander on June 07, 2016, 10:37:24 AM
Thanks Hennie, Updated!
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Post by: henniek on June 07, 2016, 01:31:14 PM
recognise any of the school children ?
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Post by: Uwe Leube on June 09, 2016, 12:45:46 PM
If the boy in red is Frikkie Weyers, then this was in the sixties.
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Post by: henniek on June 10, 2016, 05:46:07 PM
Help - the girl n the back row. Right . might be Venice Poole
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Post by: henniek on June 10, 2016, 07:52:20 PM
who is who
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Post by: henniek on June 11, 2016, 05:26:12 PM
tiny flower