Diamond Fields of South Africa: Memoirs, Mines, and Minerals, 1870-1917

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In the Early 1870s, one of the greatest diamond rushes began in South Africa after the discovery of a valuable diamond on the Orange River. This collection consists of five items that represent some of the earliest publications describing the diamond fields of South Africa. Published between 1870 and 1917, this collection of monographs, essays, and pamphlets reflect the excitement generated by one of the greatest mineral discoveries of the late 19th century.

This digital project was completed by Robert Blank (MLIS 2013). Blank created the website and the metadata following Dublin Core Metadata Best Practices. Special thanks goes to Tom Henderson College Librarian at Millsaps College. Henderson suggested and facilitated the digitization, by Lyrasis and Internet Archive, of the microfilm held by the Government Information Department at the University of South Carolina. This work could not have been done without the help of Bill Sudduth III and Tony Branch, systems administrator for the CONTENTdm database.

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