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The Mineral potential and mining development in the Black Homelands of South Africa.

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Published by Chris van Rensburg Publications in Johannesburg .
Written in English



  • South Africa.


  • Mines and mineral resources -- South Africa.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsTN119.S6 M56
The Physical Object
Pagination127 p. :
Number of Pages127
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4284153M
ISBN 100908393040
LC Control Number78310653

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