Genealogy Projects tagged with mining on the Geni Family Tree

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  • 'Diamonds & Dust; Gold & Ganja' - Mining South Africa

    South Africa is mining country (it's also 'farming' country, but that's a different project :-) Mining Greats Barney Barnato Cecil John Rhodes George Harrison - prospector (dates unknown) who discovered the gold bearing Main Reef on the farm Langlaagte in 1886, which lead to the gold rush on the Witwatersrand and the creation of Johannesburg. Harry Oppenheimer (1908-2000). Businessm...

  • South Africa - Kaapsehoop Families

    Kaapsehoop South Africa (established in 1882) Coordinates for finding Kaapsehoop on Google Earth. 25°35'28.66"S 30°45'59.65"E or click here to see it in Google Maps. Brief History It was the discovery of gold in 1882 the streams around what is known today as Kaapsehoop also known as Kaapshehoop or Kaapschehoop that led to the establishment of the town. Gold was also discovered...

  • South Africa - Pilgrim's Rest Families

    Aim and Scope This project is intended to record all the early pioneers and gold prospectors connected to Pilgrim's Rest who are on our Geni tree. Several South African families have their roots in Pilgrim's Rest, as a result of the gold rush in the late 1800's, which attracted prospectors from far and wide. "I doubt that a more cosmopolitan assembly of people, sharing such diverse skills a...

  • Goldsmiths and Silversmiths

    Bring your precious metal working ancestors on over to this project. Project collaborators, feel free to update the overview, especially the "notables" and "sources" sections. I hope from use of this project to see a human family history of working with gold and silver, through history and around the world. Profiles must be set to public. Goldsmiths from Wikipedia A goldsmith is a...

  • Cornish Miners

    This project will gather information about Cornishmen who mined metals and minerals like copper, kaolinite, and tin. Young Cornishwomen who worked at the mine surface may be added to the Bal Maidens project. Featured Profiles William Carbines 1893–1912 Second Class Passenger on the RMS Titanic Richard Trevithick 1771–1833 Developer of the First High-Pressure Steam Engine ...

  • Gruvanställda på Jussarö järngruva under 1950-60 talet

    Oy Vuoksenniska Ab:s undervattensgruva på ön Jussarö var en unik företeelse i finska förhållanden. I skärgården gav det uppskattade arbetstillfällen och aktivitet som genererade en del infrastrukturbyggen, som t.ex. vägbyggen. Malm bröts i gruvgångar, under havsbottnet. Planer för att bryta malm t.o.m i...

  • Barnato Family

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the Barnato family. Core profiles Barney Barnato Overview of Family History / Progenitor Detail To be filled in Queries & Discussion To participate in this project Firstly use the 'Actions' drop down menu at the top right of the screen and Join the Project . If this option is not availa...

  • Bal Maidens

    Please include the Bal Maiden Record Number in the About section of each profile. Links

  • Families involved withthe New Almaden Quicksilver Mine, New Almaden, Santa Clara County, California

    This project attempts to document the genealogy of the Derby, Stevenson, and Carson families who were involved with the New Almaden Quicksilver Mine of California 1847-1912 in the Almaden Township near San Jose. Oldest and richest mine in California. Discovered in 1845, its quicksilver payload was once crucial for gold and silver processing and manufacturing munitions. It produced over $75 mi...

  • Mining Idaho ~ The Gem State

    Gold Rush When gold in California began to peter out, miners sought gold in other places, including Colorado, Nevada, Montana … and Idaho. Idaho’s rugged mountains presented a real challenge to prospectors and travelers alike. Still, by 1860, a man named Elias Davidson Pierce asked the Nez Perce natives if he could prospect on their lands. They said no, so in true prospector tra...