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South Africa Trip


#1

Gentle folks: I am planning a trip to George in South Africa in
September and would like to meet with someone who has knowledge of
the mining in Tsumeb. I would like to trek to the mines for picture
taking and possible noodling thru the dumps. Anyone with good
would be greatly appreciated. Barry Walther
@Barry_Walther


#2

Dear Barry, When I was last in South Africa, several years ago, there
was a jewelry supply house and a rock shop in downtown Pretoria.
They were only a block apart. Both of the operators were well
informed and congenial. You might find them to be somewhat helpful.
There is also a rockhound magazine and it too would be a starting
place for networking inasmuch as it has many names of people and
businesses that are active in yur area of interest. There is also a
flea market near the Johannesburg airport where you might find some
people involved in the business. Also in Jo’burg there is a very
nice flea market near the Holiday Inn Motel which has a large
assortment of things African. This area is quite safe whereas
downtown Jo’burg has a reputation for being
somewhat risky. Happy noodling Ron at Mills Gem, Los Osos, CA.


#3

Howzit The best person to contact would be the Minerological Society
(they meet every Saturday in Goedehoop Street, Bothasig, Cape Town.)
They’d even like for a smithys, gemologist, ect… to visit!!! Her
Name is Geni Grundy Tel: +27 21 558-4881 or email:
genig@iafrica.com. Kay… hope this helps. chow for now eps