March 4, 2013

Monday Geology Picture(s): Gold Reef City– The Entrance

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

At the front gate: old ore crushing equipment. This is called a "stampmill".

Back in November, I shared a couple of pictures from a trip to the Gold Reef City theme park in Johannesburg, South Africa. Over the next few weeks, I thought I would share some more pictures from a visit to this gold mine turned amusement park. My husband and I visited the theme park back in September 2012 when we were up in Johannesburg for my sister-in-law’s wedding. If you are ever in Johannesburg, I highly recommend a visit to Gold Reef City!

This week, I thought I would share a few pictures from the front entrance to the theme park. There is plenty of gold mining themed decoration!

Headed toward the front entrance gate.

A wider view of the crushing equipment.

A close-up shot of some of the crushers.

Informational sign about the crushing equipment. Click to enlarge.

Gold miner friend #1.

Gold miner friend #2. Actually, this picture shows three gold miners since my husband and I work for a gold exploration company. I think our miner friend is telling us how tall we have to be in order to go on the rides.

I wore my gold flake earrings, which I bought in Alaska.

To the theme park!