Gold Mine - Study Guide Chapters 16 - 20 Summary & Analysis

Wilbur Smith
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Joseph M'Kati is from the Shangaan tribe and has worked in this job for five happy years. He works under the conveyor, sweeping and hosing the spilling excess. When no one is looking, he climbs under the storage bin. Over many months he had finally been able to chisel away the heads of four rivets that held the seam in the bottom of the bin. Gold, heavier than other substance, works its way down until it finds its way through the holes Joseph created. He puts the black powder carefully into his tobacco pouch and smiling, goes back to work.

Johnny Delange marks the shot holes and sets the angle for the machine boy to drill. At twenty seven, he is the top rock breaker in the Sonder Ditch, and his section is so efficient that men fight to be part of it. Johnny is...

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