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Offline Uwe Leube

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Re: old desert mining
« Reply #15 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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Re: old desert mining
« Reply #16 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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Re: old desert mining
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2016, 02:42:27 PM »
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Re: old desert mining
« Reply #18 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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Re: old desert mining
« Reply #19 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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Re: old desert mining
« Reply #20 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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Re: old desert mining
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2016, 09:14:30 PM »
some photos

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Re: old desert mining
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2016, 09:19:32 PM »
two more
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Re: old desert mining
« Reply #23 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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Re: old desert mining
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2016, 10:37:24 AM »
Thanks Hennie, Updated!
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Re: old desert mining
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2016, 01:31:14 PM »
recognise any of the school children ?

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Re: old desert mining
« Reply #26 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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Re: old desert mining
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2016, 05:46:07 PM »
Help - the girl n the back row. Right . might be Venice Poole

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Re: old desert mining
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2016, 07:52:20 PM »
who is who

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Re: old desert mining
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2016, 05:26:12 PM »
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