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Excerpt from The Deep-Level Mines of the Rand: And Their Future Development, Considered From the Commercial Point of ViewThe writer approaches with some diffidence the questions discussed in this volume. In the light of the experience of the past onMoreExcerpt from The Deep-Level Mines of the Rand: And Their Future Development, Considered From the Commercial Point of ViewThe writer approaches with some diffidence the questions discussed in this volume. In the light of the experience of the past on the Witwatersrand Goldfields, and in view of the present proportions of an industry which had its beginning only some thirteen years ago - and in view, also, of the lessons of potential development and expansion which it teaches - one feels lost in a maze of magnificent promise. That promise, indeed, stretches far beyond the limit of our present horizon, as bounded by experience and analogy, and included therein are many factors of recognizable uncertainty, adding largely to the magnitude and complexity of the problems which the future may be expected to unravel.To the writers mind, the future of these Fields is bound up with the exploration and development of the deeper levels of the Main Reef series- and while not losing sight of the very ample room for expansion still available on the Outcrop Mines, where ores of a low grade prevail, he believes that this latter will be a matter of quite secondary importance in comparison with the probable development in the Deep-levels, in districts where the Outcrop Mines have proved the most remunerative. He therefore confines himself in this volume to the consideration of the future of the Deep-level Mines of the Rand.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.