Overview
    Identifiers
    Inventory Number
    2917DB1
    Site Name
    Van der Stel's Copper Mine, Carolusberg, Namaqualand District
    Site Category
    Record Administration
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    sahrisprojectmanager
    Last modified
    Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 16:43
    Archaeology Recordings
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    Yes
    Built Environment Recordings
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    Yes
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      Location
      Location
      -29.646839, 17.945462
      Northern Cape
      • Namakwa
      • Nama Khoi
      Directions to Site
      Turn-off on R64, just over 7km outside Springbok. Take Carolusberg turn-off and then the site is indicated by signboards from there.
      Grading
      Grading
      Grade II
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      Statement of Significance

      This piece of land, which is owned by the O'okiep Copper Company Limited, contains a mine shaft sunk by Commander Simon van der Stel on an expedition to the Copper Mountains in 1685.
      The date, and most likely the other inscriptions, on the nearby rocks are of the same period.

      Declaration
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      Declaration Description

      The figure ABCD represents 500 square feet of land, being Van der Stel's Copper Mine situate in the Division of Namaqualand, Province of Cape of Good Hope, as shown in diagram No. 7018/58, dated 29th October, 1958.
      (This Notice is substituted for Notice No. 270 of 20th February, 1959.)

      Gazette Date
      Gazette Number
      6208
      Gazette Notice Status
      Notice Date
      Notice Number
      575
      Declared by (Organisation/Heritage Authority)
      Diagram Number
      7018/58
      Archive Status
      National monument
      6208-575.pdf (150.58 KB)
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