• Short Summary

    A look at the process of gold mining in Johannesburg.

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    Johannesburg, South Africa.

    L/S of Johannesburg, L/S from a high angle of modern tower blocks in the city. L/S of people walking down the street. M/S of a stone mason lifting a block. L/S of a tall modern building. L/S of a lady looking at a flower stall, C/U of a man lifting a bouquet of roses out from the stall. Various shots of parks in Johannesburg, one has an ornamental statue of Springboks jumping over a pool. Various views of the huge gold slag heaps including a C/U.

    M/S of the interior of a gold mine with various shots of miners drilling. C/U of another miner scraping the side of the mine. M/S of two miners wheeling a big truck, M/S of black and white miners shovelling stone into it. M/S of a miner driving a truck. L/S of the mine at Blyvooruitzicht. M/S of the wheels turning, M/S as the truck is pulled up the rails. C/U of a miner watching. C/U of the wheel, M/S as the stone is poured onto a conveyor belt, M/S as it comes out. L/S of the site with the trains going up and down, a miner is stood in the foreground looking at it.

    M/S of a man putting the gold in a furnace to be smelted. M/S of a crucible full of smelted gold as it is removed from the furnace, it is held in very long tongs. M/S of the man removing it, he is wearing a protective hood. L/S as two men pour the gold from the crucible into ingot moulds. M/S as one of the men lifts his mask and wipes his face. M/S of the gold as it is poured into the mould, various shots of the men pouring the gold in. C/U of the ingot moulds, one of them is cooling one is still steaming. M/S of a trolley full of gold ingots in a vault, two men wheel the trolley out, another man shuts the door after them. M/S as the ingots are loaded into the vault. C/U of the ingots as they are put in the vault. Exterior - L/S of Johannesburg, the camera pans across to show the whole city.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:44:00 / 01:55:55:00
    CP 381

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