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Grootvlei & Marievale Registers



The Grootvlei and Marievale gold registers

The Grootvlei and Marievale mines are in the East Rand Basin near Springs which is part of the Witwatersrand Gold Fields. This area was initially mined for coal. In 1908 the first gold mining began in Springs and for a time Springs was considered the highest gold producing area in the world.

The Special Collections acquired seven hand-written registers, two Marievale Consolidated Mines Cyanide Gold Register, 1939 – 1946 & 1947 – 1954; one Marievale Consolidated Mines Gold Register 1955 – 1959; two Marievale Consolidated Mines Smelt House Gold Records, 1950 – 1955 & 1956 – 1959, and one Grootvlei Proprietary Mines Clean-up register 1953 – 1958 and one Grootvlei Mine Cyanide Gold Register, 1954 -1959. These meticulously-kept records provide valuable information for the researcher.

 

Marievale Consolidated Mines Smelt House Gold Record No. 3
1956 – 1959

Marievale Consolidated Mines Smelt House Gold Record No. 3 1956 – 1959 

Marievale Consolidated Mines
Cyanide Gold Register 1947 – 1954

 Marievale Consolidated Mines Cyanide Gold Register 1947 – 1954

 

Marievale Consolidated Mines Gold Register 1955 – 1959

Marievale Consolidated Mines Gold Register 1955 - 1959

Grootvlei Proprietary Mines Cyanide Gold Register 1954 – 1959

 Grootvlei Proprietary Mines Cyanide Gold Register 1954 – 1959