• Short Summary

    Opening of new gold mine in South Africa.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Biggest gold mine opens".

    South Africa.

    Various shots Western Deep Levels gold mine. Interior of processing plant. Mine Chairman Harry Oppenheimer addresses guests at opening ceremony. Governor of Reserve Bank Dr. de Koch then speaks and before pressing which starts the ball and tube mills rolling. Mrs. Oppenheimer then presses button to start gold pouring operation. Mrs. Oppenheimer then over touches a gold ingot for luck.

    Below surface, in mine shaft. M/S train rolling past camera. Various shots black South African miners using pneumatic drills. C/U shift boss measuring the face of gold reef. More shots miners drilling.

    M/S mechanical scrapper dragging ore to a grid where it drops through. C/U train with a load of ore passing by a grid, the truck tips the ore through the grid. C/U conveyor belt carrying waste rock. Panning shot recovery plant where tube and ball mills are operating.

    Exterior. L/S double aqua suct which conveys the pulverised ore and water to the settling tanks. L/S mine.

    Note: newspaper cuttings on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1715.19
    Media URN:
    53267
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:40:00 / 01:44:09:00
    Canister:
    62/26

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