Friday, 21 September 2018

South Africa's newest Unesco World Heritage Site

Makhonjwa Mountains Declared Unesco World Heritage Site

When I was in South Africa this was known as Barberton Mountain Land - a name somewhat younger than the rocks. Henry and Fred Barber found gold there in 1884. The rocks have been there for about 3.57 billion years.

This web site tells the story of the rocks and the gold mining history of the area. (If you cannot get the site to open with your browser try another one. Chrome and Edge work in Windows, Opera does not.) This is very much a web site for tourists but there is a lot of geology to be found in the area and it is well worth visiting if you are in South Africa. And the pictures are nice.

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