Gold Mine Setting & Symbolism

Wilbur Smith
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The Mary Anne

A small cage which is used to hoist and lower personnel, handling only forty men at a time.

Witwatersrand

Location of the gold mines in Africa.

Squealers

Name given by miners to the men caught under tons of rock but still alive and conscious.

The Sonder Ditch Mine

Located an hour from the city of Johannesburg, it is one of the fifty or sixty companies that makes up the Central Rand Consolidate Group.

Central Rand Consolidated Group

A selection of fifty to sixty companies under the control of Manfred Steyner.

The Big Dipper

A geological oddity, the big dipper is a wall of hard serpentine rock that runs under a grassy field where a large portion of the Sonder Ditch lease area is.

Dump City

Shanty town made of discarded galvanized iron sheets and flattened oil drums located between the waste dump hills of the...

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