The Namaqua Copper Company never fully recovered. Major operations were stopped in 1918 and smelting stopped in 1930. By 1931, the company was defunct, retaining only the mineral rights to its lands. The Phillips and King , on the other hand, had all the good mines and enjoyed a more sustained corporate history.
This company was the first mining concern actually to commence operations in Namaqualand, and the first public mining company in South African history. It is for these reasons that its development has been dealt with so extensively. The third chapter deals with the copper mining mania of the 185039;s.
What we have attempted to show is that, from the very earliest times of European settlement at the Cape, the existence of copper in Namaqualand was known, but that the difficulties of transport prohibited the development of these mines. The second chapter deals with the story of the South African Mining Company.
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