Through South Africa by Henry Morton StanleyThrough South Africa by Henry Morton Stanley

Through South Africa

byHenry Morton Stanley

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...Bulawayo, and as Mr. Hirschler, the Engineer of the mine, was willing to take upon himself the trouble of being our guide, we flung ourselves gladly upon his generosity. In one hour and a half we made the distance in a spring cart drawn by four spirited little mules. We halted at the Engineer's station on a commanding grassy ridge, which neighbours that once occupied by Mosilikatse's old kraal of Gubulawayo during the forties, fifties, and sixties of this century. A few spaces from the spot where we outspanned we came to a series of " old workings " which ran along the crest of the ridge for about 2000 ft. Where one of these old workings was untouched by the Engineer, it reminded me of just such a big hole as might have been made to unearth a boulder, or to root out a large tree. One of these hollows was chosen by the Engineer to sink his first shaft. After penetrating through fifty feet of debris, he came upon the reef which the ancients had abandoned because of flooding, and time, aided by rain, had filled up. He continued for about 1O ft. more, sampling every 3 ft. as he went to discover the grade of the ore. Since then he has sunk eight other shafts. The mine consists of i/0 claims, but the development is concentrated on about twenty-five claims, ten of which are in the centre of the property, and fifteen towards the eastern boundary. In the centre two shafts are being sunk to the 150 ft. level, and are at present connected by a drive 300 ft. long. On this level the reef is throughout payable, while a chute 100 ft. long is of high grade ore. Trenches on the line of the reef indicate its occurrence towards the eastern portion of the mine, where five shafts varying from 100 ft. to 150 ft. deep have been sunk. At the depth of 150 ft. the...
Title:Through South AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217643841

ISBN - 13:9780217643849