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The history of the Pilgrim's Rest gold fields dates back to ancient times when unknown miners worked the quartz reefs for gold. Alec "Wheelbarrow" Patterson struck it rich in a small stream, later named Pilgrim's Creek. The news sparked off the biggest gold rush of the time and in January 1874 some 1,500 diggers were working about 4,000 claims in and around Pilgrim's Creek.

Gold Panning - Pilgrim's Rest, Mpumalanga

Apart from the gold and silver medals that were won the South African contingent also succeeded to secure the bid to host the 2005 World Gold Panning Championships at Pilgrim’s Rest, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Not only is this a first for South Africa but a first for Africa. Gold Panning. See full gallery; Pilgrim's Rest. The town is a tourist location that takes visitors back in time to the ...

Pilgrim's Rest, Mpumalanga

The Pilgrim’s Rest mines had their most productive years in 1913/14, with an estimated 112000 ounces being mined each year. While that amount seems small in comparison to what could be mined today it was significant for the time, given the equipment and knowledge available, and is a testament to the ingenuity and determination of the mining companies to extract as much gold as they possibly ...

Who's who of Pilgrim's Rest gold rush published

With some 35 years’ experience, having lived in the historic gold mining village and worked for Pilgrim’s Rest Museum Services since 1982, there are few individuals as qualified to have ...

Pilgrim Rest South Africa Stock Photos Pilgrim Rest ...

Wine cellar Pilgrim's Rest gold mining village from the 1870 s is now a National Monument Mpumalanga South Africa Pilgrim's Rest, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Old post office Pilgrim's Rest gold mining village ...

pilgrims rest gold mine - menuiseriefreson.be

Pilgrims Hut is nestled on the outskirts of the historical heritage town of Pilgrims Rest.A short walk to the town takes you into the heydays of gold mining in the year of 1880.There are many historical,natural and cultural attractions and this serves as a great base from which to explore the Panorama Route.This 1910 self catering farm house can accommodate 6 x guests in 3 x bedrooms.

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After nearly 100 years, gold mining at Pilgrims Rest ceased in 1972, but there is conjecture that mining will be opened up again. Some of the Characters of Pilgrims Rest and the gold rush . When history and a story such as the Pilgrims Rest gold rush is narrated, there have to be references to people and characters who contributed to the making and telling of the tale. I doubt that a more ...

Pilgrims Rest - SA Places

Pilgrims Rest is a living musuem - the entire town has been declared a national Monument - taking the visitors to the day of old Transvaal Gold Rush. Pilgrim's Rest was declared a gold field in 1873, soon after digger Alec "Wheelbarrow" Patterson had found gold deposits in Pilgrim's Creek. The Valley proved to be rich in gold and by the end of the year, there where about 1500 diggers working ...

Royal Hotel, Pilgrim's Rest gold mining village from the ...

Download this stock image: Royal Hotel, Pilgrim's Rest gold mining village from the 1870's, Mpumalanga, South Africa - A2DA4G from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors.

The 1902 Veld Pond - "Pilgrim's Rest Coin"

The 1902 Veld Pond - "Pilgrim's Rest Coin" Introduction: The 1902 gold Veldpond (XF example displayed below) also known as the "Pilgrim's Rest Coin" is a remarkable coin struck by the boers on the run from the overwhelming British forces on a makeshift mint set up in the veld (long grass) in the remote region of Pilgrims Rest in the north eastern Transvaal (now known as Mpumalanga).

Pilgrims Rest (Graskop) - Tripadvisor

All reviews gold rush post office shop owners worth a visit south africa rand johannesburg. StellaJ09 wrote a review Mar 2020. Augrabies Falls National Park, South Africa 758 contributions 89 helpful votes. Preserving History. Pilgrims Rest is not just preserving the history of South Africa it is also a beautiful little town . Re-visiting 33 years later I was once again reminded why I fell in ...

The best 10 Gold Mines in Mpumalanga 2020 - Africa

Transvaal Gold Mining Estates. Address: Poeniekrams Plaas, Pilgrim's Rest, 1290, South Africa, Mpumalanga. See full address and map. Categories: Gold Mines

Pilgrim’s Rest (Südafrika) – Wikipedia

Pilgrim’s Rest wurde 1873 im damaligen Transvaal gegründet, nachdem man in der Pilgrim’s Creek alluviales Gold entdeckt hatte. In den 1880er Jahren waren die alluvialen Goldvorräte erschöpft, so dass ein Bergwerk errichtet wurde, das 1895 von den neugegründeten Transvaal Gold Mining Estates (TGME) übernommen wurde.

Pilgrim S Rest Gold Mining - smsuoh.co

The quaint old gold mining town of Pilgrim's Rest is the starting point of your epic journey.. The history of gold mining operations in the Pilgrim's Rest area goes back more than 160 years to the 1840's. The gold rush began in 1873 when the Lydenburg magistrate advised the Transvaal Volksraad that gold had been discovered in the streams.

East Sussex wedding venue full of rustic charm and ...

The Pilgrims Rest is full of rustic charm and historic soul - a wedding venue unlike any other. Licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies, The Pilgrims Rest is a beautiful, Grade 2*listed, 600 year old Wealden hall house offering exclusive use. With architectural features from ancient beams to linenfold doors; inglenook fireplaces to oak floors, (not to mention the witch’s marks warding off ...

GC2YB08 Pilgrim's Rest's Alluvial Gold (Earthcache) in ...

Pilgrim’s Rest’s Alluvial Gold. Nestled in a picturesque valley is the historical town of Pilgrim’s Rest. Looking around at the hills you will however still see the scars on the landscape of a once feverish search for gold. The whole town is a museum and the cache is at “The Diggings”, which is an authentic reconstruction of how the valley once looked during the gold rush. Pilgrim ...

Pilgrims Rest Accommodation 2 places to stay

Situated in the historic and unspoilt gold mining village of Pilgrim's Rest. Beautifully renovated and furnished, with lots of attractions and activities around. Distance from Pilgrims Rest Centre : 0.9km* Details Per Page: 10 . 5 10 20 30. 1 *The distances are measured as a straight-line and do not necessarily reflect the actual travelling distance. Pilgrims Rest Info. Pilgrims Rest is a ...

New gold rush at Pilgrim's - Lowvelder

New gold rush at Pilgrim’s. The reopening of numerous mines in the old mining town might mean a new rush of tourism. February 10, 2015. TGME, owned by Stonewall Mining Company, will reopen seven mines in Pilgrim's Rest. Photos: Marinette Potgieter . PILGRIM’S REST – If there is one common misconception about this historic town, it is that there is no more gold beneath it. Seven mining ...

Stonewall plans for 2019 restart of production at Pilgrims ...

ASX-listed Stonewall Resources’ Pilgrims Rest gold project, in Mpumalanga, is expected to start production towards the end of 2019. Stonewall Mining South Africa CEO George Jenkins told African ...

Gold Panning Pilgrims Rest Mpumalanga

Gold Panning Pilgrims Rest Mpumalanga. History of The South African Gold Panning Association The South African Gold Panning Association SPA was founded in July 1997 In August of the same year a delegation from the Association and the Pilgrim’s Rest Museum visited Finland to observe and compete in the Finnish Open Gold . Chat Online. Deadline Today Re Impact of Proposed Gold Mining in ...

Projects - Theta Gold Mines

The TGME Projects are situated within the Sabie-Pilgrims Rest Goldfield, approximately 300 km northeast of the Witwatersrand Basin, as shown in Figure 1. Gold mineralisation occurs within sedimentary host rocks of the Transvaal Supergroup. This metallogenic province extends for approximately 140 km in a north-north-easterly direction, over a maximum width of 30 km along the

South Africa - Pilgrim's Rest Families - geni family tree

Gold was found in the upper reaches of the Blyde River on the farm named Ponieskrantz in September 1873 by Alec “wheelbarrow” Patterson, near what was to become the centre of the Pilgrim's Rest gold mining district (Hall, 1910). He had left the Mac-Mac area to search for a place that was less congested.

Theta Gold Mines Company Profiles Africa Outlook

Traansvaal Gold Mining Estate (TGME) came into being in 1895 and to this day continues to hold mining claims to the gold field at Pilgrims Rest. “TGME has been owned by a number of public and private companies,” explains Bill Guy, Chairman of Theta Gold Mines

Pilgrims Rest (Graskop) - Tripadvisor

All reviews gold rush post office shop owners worth a visit south africa rand johannesburg. StellaJ09 wrote a review Mar 2020. Augrabies Falls National Park, South Africa 758 contributions 89 helpful votes. Preserving History. Pilgrims Rest is not just preserving the history of South Africa it is also a beautiful little town . Re-visiting 33 years later I was once again reminded why I fell in ...

South Africa Pilgrim's Rest - ShowMe

Pilgrims Rest. Situated on the magnificent Panorama Route in Mpumalanga, Pilgrim’s Rest is one of the most historical towns in South Africa with it’s romantic gold-mining history. The history dates back to 1873 when Alec Patterson packed up his personal belongings to search for gold in the Pilgrim’s Creek. He and another gold-digger, William Trafford, discovered gold here, sparking South ...

Pilgrims Rest Photo Gallery page Pilgrims Rest history ...

Signs of early mining activity can be found in the north and eastern parts of South Africa as well as Zimbabwe. A number of insignificant gold deposits were discovered in the northern parts of South Africa between 1840 and 1870. The Pilgrims Rest gold rush was situated in one of the most beautiful and healthy settings of any gold rush in history. How did it happen? The first discovery of gold ...

Pilgrims Rest. Gold rush, South Africa - YouTube

02/02/2013  Pilgrims Rest. Gold rush. Mpumalanga, South Africa (2003). The alluvial gold was discovered by prospector Alec Patterson. He panned Pilgrim's Creek, as it became known, when the nearby MacMac ...

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Transvaal Gold Mining Estates Limited « KLCBT

Transvaal Gold Mining Estates Limited. Mining Contact Details Telephone: 013 768 1271: Website: thetagoldmines: E-Mail: [email protected]: Physical: PTN 562k,t Grootfontein Farm,Pilgrim’s Rest,1290: Profile. A number of insignificant gold deposits were discovered in the northern parts of South Africa between 1840 and 1870. The first gold rush in South Africa took place

SA Gold Panning Champions turn around Pilgrim's Rest

06/10/2018  The South African Gold Panning Championships have turned the small mining town of Pilgrim's Rest into a hive of activity. The economy of the once popular tourist destination took a knock, after ...

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