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Film, Video Gold and diamond mines of South Africa

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  • Gold and diamond mines of South Africa


  • Shows how gold and diamonds are extracted from the earth and processed in the province of Transvaal in South Africa. Pictures gold mining operations at the Joch Mine near Johannesburg and diamond mining operations at the Premier Mine in the town of Cullinan. Includes street scenes of Johannesburg and of Kimberley, the center of the world's largest diamond mining operations.


  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • K.E.S.E. (Firm)
  • Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : K.E.S.E., 1917.


  • -  Gold mines and mining--South Africa--Transvaal
  • -  Diamond mines and mining--South Africa--Transvaal
  • -  Gold miners--South Africa--Transvaal
  • -  Diamond miners--South Africa--Transvaal
  • -  Streets--South Africa--Johannesburg
  • -  Streets--South Africa--Kimberley
  • -  Cullinan (South Africa)


  • Documentary films
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  MP992 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 31Jul17; MP992.
  • -  Duration: approximately 7:20 at 18 fps.
  • -  A Conquest picture.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939; George Kleine Collection...catalog, p. 48; Moving picture world, v. 33, p. 1122, 1389.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Collection purchased from Kleine estate March 27, 1947. 35 mm. nitrate film destroyed.
  • -  The George Kleine Collection of early motion pictures in the Library of Congress : a catalog / prepared by Rita Horwitz and Harriet Harrison with the assistance of Wendy White. Library of Congress, 1980.
  • -  On original cataloging record: Nitrate deterioration printed through.


  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (200 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (200 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 1532 (viewing print)
  • FRA 3912 (dupe neg pic)


  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694217

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, K.E.S.E, and Kleine. Gold and diamond mines of South Africa. United States: K.E.S.E, 1917. Video.

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Thomas A. Edison, I., K.E.S.E & Kleine. (1917) Gold and diamond mines of South Africa. United States: K.E.S.E. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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