Phoenician Gold Mines of Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) -

In giving an outline sketch of the arguments supporting the hypothesis of the Himyaritic occupation of Rhodesia, it should first he stated that this branch of the Semitic family was, at the earliest dawn of history, occupying Yemen. Meanwhile, from the Phoenician kingdoms on the Eastern Mediterranean came the offshoots...

Daniel Russell - The Penhalonga Gold Mine, Zimbabwe -

May 8, 2008 ... Located near the modern-day city of Mutare in Zimbabwe, the Penhalonga gold mine saw active service from 1895 to 1943. The two earliest gold claims in the Umtali district were laid out in 1888 by British mining engineer James Henry Jeffreys. Apparently, the district was then considered to be part of...

Colourful Place Names of Rhodesia

Takes its name from the old Ayrshire Mine. Once a source of plentiful gold, the reef faded out and was lost. BALLA BALLA. Means "mountain" in SiNdebele. Repetition of the word implies large size and number. BANKET. The geological formation of gold-bearing rock on the Johannesburg reef was called a "banket".

Gweru (formerly called Gwelo) | Zimbabwe Field Guide

Although not many people lived in Gweru, it was in the focus of gold prospectors in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with gold-mining to the north-west in the area called Mavene's, around Shangani to the west and in the south-east in the Selukwe area (now Shurugwi) The miners used the town as their base...

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