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

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  • Thomas Simmons, of Boston (c.1602 - 1682)
    Disambiguation Tingley, Raymon Meyers. Some Ancestral Lines, p. 371-2 fraudulently created records to state that Elizabeth was daughter of Thomas Simmons (Symonds) of Plymouth who in turn married Eli...
  • Sir Ernest Oppenheimer, SV/PROG (1880 - 1957)
    describes re Ernest: "His first wife, May Pollack, with whom he had two sons, died in 1934, and his son Frank died after a swimming accident in Madeira in 1935. He underwent a spiritual crisi...
  • Harry Frederick Oppenheimer (1908 - 2000)
    Harry Oppenheimer (1908–2000) Born 28 October 1908 and died at age 91 on 19 August 2000, Harry Oppenheimer was a leading South African businessman and one of the richest men in the world. His father ...
  • Cecil John Rhodes (1853 - 1902)
    Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902) was father of the De Beers Consolidated Mining Company and the British South Africa Company, as well as a major architect of British policy in southern Africa, founder of ...
  • Barney Barnato (1851 - 1897)
    Died at sea at 31.8 N; 17.13 W BARNEY BARNATO (21 February 1851 – 14 June 1897) Barnett Isaacs grew up in Whitechapel, the very poor East End of London in an area that was predominantly a Jewis...

South Africa is mining country (it's also 'farming' country, but that's a different project :-)

Mining Greats


(1906) Online version.]

  • Wheatcroft, Geoffrey, 'The Rand Lords' The Men Who Made SA, 1993
  • Roberts, Brian, 'Kimberley, Turbulent City,' 1976
  • Jackson, Stanley, 'The Great Barnato.' 1970
  • van Onselen, Charles, 'Masked Raiders', Irish Banditry in Southern Africa, 2010
  • online book "Diamond: Story of Man's Greatest Greed'
  • David Pallister, Sarah Stewart and Ian Lepper: 'South Africa Inc. The Oppenheimer Empire' *Epstein, Edward Jay, The Rise and Fall of Diamonds: The Shattering of a Brilliant Illusion, Simon & Schuster, 1982.
  • Gregory, Theodore, Ernest Oppenheimer and the Economic Development of Southern Africa, Oxford University Press, 1962.
  • Hocking, Anthony, Oppenheimer and Son, McGraw-Hill, 1973.
  • The Historical Monuments of South Africa
  • The Gold Miners of South Africa
  • The story of Barbeton

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