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    British Farmers touring South Africa visit the famous Robinson Gold Mine.

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    Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Title: "4,300 Feet below Earth's Surface. Pathe Gazette presents first pictures ever taken in a gold mine, during visit of British Farmers, now touring S. Africa, to famous Robinson Mine".

    M/S of the group of British farmers in boiler suits and hats walking towards the mine entrance. M/S of the men squeezing into a lift at the top of the mine shaft. C/U of the top of the lift shaft; an enormous winch turns, lowering the lift cable.

    M/S of the farmers coming out of the lift underground, they are lit by electric lighting. Various shots of the group of farmers and their miner guides standing in one of the mine tunnels, their heads almost brush the low rocky ceiling, some of them smoke. M/S of a small train pulling a row of wagons coming down the tunnel towards the group of farmers.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:40:00 / 01:34:04:00
    G 1292

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