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First Gold Mining In South Africa

The Witwatersrand Gold Rush initiated South Africa’s domination of world gold production. Although legends of a South African “ El Dorado ” existed among the natives of the area, it was not until 1886, when a poor Australian prospector named George Harrison staked the first claim, that the vast riches of the “Rand” were discovered.

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