Transvaal, Gold Mining Brooch
In 1886 an Australian miner named George Harrison was prospecting and suddenly found gold.
He did not know it but his find was one of the richest deposits in the world. Within 10 years, the Transvaal was producing 2.23 times the amount of all the rest of the world combined. It transformed southern Africa forever.
From all over the world, prospectors came. A new town named Johannesburg was founded. Within months, it held 100,000 people.
Harrison sold his stake for £10.
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