Gold Mine Characters

Wilbur Smith
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Rod Ironsides

Underground manager for The Sonder Ditch Mine, Rod is a capable and intelligent man. He is competent and dedicated man who lives a split life. He is divorced and enjoys golfing and flowers. Rodney Ironsides was born on October the 16th, 1931 in the Transkei where his father made his living as a native trader. His mother died in 1939, and his father died of wounds he received as a commissioned Captain in the Durban Light Infantry on the Po River in Italy in 1944. Raised by his maternal uncle, he matriculated from Queen's College in 1947, in Grahamstown. He obtained his blasting ticket in 1949, after enrolling in the Government Mining Training School. Rod's first job as a learner miner was with the Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company Ltd., and in the same year he received a promotion to miner. In 1952, he became shift boss and graduated to mine captain in 1954. He...

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