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Paardeplaats Coal Mine

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http://www.sahra.org.za/heritage-reports/exxaro-paardeplaats-heritage-assessment Other Publication

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Post date: 20/10/2014
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An abandoned coal mine shaft was identified at this location (Figure 36). The shaft measures
approximately 2m x 5m and extends approximately 25m into the side of the hill. A second tunnel/shaft
extended from the main shaft and its roof had collapsed at the end of this shaft/tunnel (Figure 37). Most
of the shaft is flooded with water. Wooden supports to keep the roof of the shaft from collapsing are
still in place. A ventilation hole had been dug in the roof which is visible on the surface of the rock
outcrop. The age of this abandoned mine is not known. However, it is likely that it dates to over 100
years. Van der Merwe’s book on the town of Belfast states that coal mining occurred in this area in
historical times and was associated with Sammy Marks (1952

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