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Mining Centre Johannesburg
Description: An educational film from the 1940s about mining in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Clip #: TFA-276A
Length: 15:48
Year: 1948
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Region: Africa
Country: South Africa
City: Johannesburg
Subject: Mining
Original: 16mm
1940s, South Africa, Johannesburg, mining, mines, miners, rock being drilled and blasted, cityscape, world map showing regions rich in minerals and mines, map of Africa showing types of mineral ores and locations of gold, Transvaal province on map, Witwatersrand ridge, the Rand, geology of Witwatersrand, reenactment gold prospector stumbling upon gold outcrops in 1886, Witwatersrand Gold Rush, George Harrison Park monument, reenactment miners and prospectors arriving, ox wagons, mule carts, early photography of mining villages growing into settlements and town of Johannesburg, native people working as miners, map showing vast railway network around Johannesburg, Johannesburg street scenes, historic buildings, modern buildings, street signs named for miners, Pritchard Street, Rissik Street, Kerk Street, Eloff Street, cityscape with mines, gold mine, miners taking elevator down into mine, miners drilling rock for blasting, mine train transporting rock to surface, gold being refined through various processes, Rand Refinery, male workers using ladles to handle molten gold, purification, molten gold poured into molds to cool and solidify, bouillon, gold bars being weighed, workers pulling carts of gold bars from refinery building, map showing expansion of mines scattered around Johannesburg, Vaal River, Vereeniging, Vaal River Barrage Reservoir, Vereeniging Power Station, houses on ridge north of town, tree lined residential and commercial streets, street scenes, Union Observatory, meteorologist observing weather, mining compounds for native workers, native men and women performing traditional African dances, black communities within city, city street scenes, high rise buildings, modern buildings, administrative and government buildings, post office, Johannesburg City Hall, Johannesburg Magistrates Court, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Great Hall, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Transvaal Chamber of Mines, mines near city, aerial Johannesburg cityscape, airplane flying low over mine, aerial mines

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