Johannes Merensky (1871 - 1952)

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Nicknames: "Hans"
Birthplace: Botshabelo, Middelburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Death: Died in Tzaneen, South Africa
Managed by: Johann Ahlers
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About Johannes Merensky From Wikipedia (

'Hans Merensky (16 March 1871 in Botshabelo – 21 October 1952 in Westfalia near Duiwelskloof) was a German South African geologist, prospector, scientist, conservationist and philanthropist. He discovered the rich deposit of alluvial diamonds at Alexander Bay in Namaqualand, vast platinum and chrome reefs at Lydenburg, Rustenburg and Potgietersrus, which led to some of the largest platinum mines in the world, phosphates and copper at Phalaborwa in the Transvaal lowveld, gold in the Free State and the world’s biggest chrome deposit at Jagdlust near Pietersburg.'

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March 16, 1871
Middelburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa
March 26, 1871
Middelburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa
October 21, 1952
Age 81
Tzaneen, South Africa