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The Story of the Discovery of Gold on the Witwatersrand – Joburg Heritage Virtual Tours and Talks Presents

October 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join us as David Forrest shares the story of the richest and largest gold find
in the world.
The story begins many millions of year ago, with the Great Inland Sea, when
volcanoes and earthquakes rocked the earth, a great meteorite, as large as Table
Mountain smashed into the earth from the south tilting the gold and mineral-rich
layers downward and upwards like a saucer exposing the outcrop later to be
We cover the early pioneers who mined on the Witwatersrand before the main reef
was discovered and will then follow the stories of the three Georges, each claiming
to have discovered the main reef. Great drama when the mines got deeper and the
mercury process failed. In 1890 the mining industry nearly collapsed. “Grass will
grow in the streets of Johannesburg within a year said a very depressed Percy

These Tours are Open To All – Please Note Space may be Limited.
There is a Nominal Fee of R40.00 for fully paid up members of the Johannesburg Heritage
Foundation, Forest Town, Houghton, Norwood, Oaklands, Parktown, KRRA, Parkview and Westcliff
Associations who pay only R40.00. You need to register with Eira on: mail@joburgheritage.co.za

Non-Members to Pay R80.00 by EFT into The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation Account:
If you have registered and paid you will receive the link on Friday 23rd October:

Banking Details: NEDBANK
Account Number: 1944023011
Please use your Surname and “VTDG” as the Reference
If you want to join, and still need to pay your Membership Fee, please e-mail Eira on:
(Note: Tours begin Promptly at 14H15, so please sign in at least 5 minutes before the tour Starts)


JHF – Virtual Tours – Discovery of Gold on Witwatersrand – Promo Page_24Oct2020 – 14Oct2020


October 24, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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