Blaauwbank Mine Tour.wmv

Blaauwbank Mine is the first mine on the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Was established in 1874. Was producing a teaspoon (5 grams) gold per ton of rock, which was all mined by hand, and taken out of the mine by small ponies pulling cocopans. The boarding house in the area is now a ruin, and also has the graveyard at the back where most of the miners were buried, including the founders of the mine.