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Gold Mining Statue

Rissik and De Korte Sts., Johannesburg, South Africa
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Can't miss it

You can't miss this monument as you are bound to drive by it by virtue of its location. Yes it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sofi N
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Athens, Greece
Troublesome past

located right at the centre of the road, the statue is less accessible. People bypass the same... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
pravinsinha
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New Delhi, India
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By now a symbol of Johannesburg, this bronze statue depicts three miners digging for gold.
  • Excellent12%
  • Very good57%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
3 weeks ago
“Can't miss it”
12 Oct 2016
“Troublesome past”
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Rissik and De Korte Sts., Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't miss this monument as you are bound to drive by it by virtue of its location. Yes it emanates a former Soviet Union aura. I find kind of depressing the symbolism and more than that the vicinity. It reflects dereliction. Other than that...More

Thank Sofi N
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

located right at the centre of the road, the statue is less accessible. People bypass the same admiring the same from a distance.

Thank pravinsinha
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

No-one seems to be looking after this statue anymore as the pavement around it is crumbling and homeless people have made it their homes.

Thank Looking4gr8ness
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

the stop on the Red bus tour in the Mining area of Johannesburg was enlightening and interesting. /Lots of cameo displays based on the history of mining including the mining statue and a full size replica of a mine headgear.

Thank gabsou1
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

Statue of 3 miners (as gold mining is the life and existence of Johannesburg) in the intersection of 2 major streets in the center of Johannesburg.

Thank TexasTraveler7507047
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Reviewed 28 November 2015

There is something of the Russian type communist aura about this work of art....it is nevertheless a very powerful image.

Thank JonathanSuch2013
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Iconic statue, so part of Braamfontein and Joburg. A reminder of the heritage we have of rich minerals and how the country was built with hard work and team work. Let's continue doing that.

Thank Rainbowsend1
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

In the heart of Johannesburg's Braamfontein. This statue epitomises the use of local labour in the mining sector. Big strong me that sweat for the reward of gold of the earth,

Thank Hilton J
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Reviewed 18 December 2014 via mobile

I loved the statue, it is very well done and a great symbol of working together to in being productive.

Thank Lifession
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

THe statue is a symbol of unity in our one main working production line for South Africa. I still get goosebumps when I see it.

1  Thank Valerie P
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