Olifantspoort Late Iron Age Pb-Cu Mine and visit to Microbrewery

Taking place on: 6 September 2014

Tour Leader

Graham Reeks

Arrive at mine approximately 1.75 hrs from Johannesburg. Walk from car/bus deposit point would be about 400m, slightly uphill but easy walk. The deposit is a vein deposit exposed over about 100m although the vein has been traced on surface for about 0.6 km. It has been the focus of a recent mineralogical study by me and this has resulted in a substantial number of minerals being found and described from the site. Although a copper mine, it also contains a large quantity of lead minerals.

Collecting will be possible and allowed. The tour will outline the known archaeological history of the site and what it was worked for, along with the geology and mineralogy of the deposit.

The site is visited every year by one of the local mineral collecting societies and is the focus of ongoing mineralogical and archaeological research by Graham Reeks.

The tour to the mine will be completed by a visit to the Brauhaus brewery and restaurant, located on the shore of the Olifantspoort Dam, for a light lunch.

Cost:       R 800-00 per person

Cost Includes:

  • Transport
  • Refreshments
  • Lunch
  • Brauhaus Tour
  • Mine information article

Min number of participants:              10
Max number of participants:             35

Terms and Conditions:

1. Participation will be confirmed on receipt of payment.

2. Preference will be given to registered IMA delegates and accompanying persons.

3. All cancellations must be received in writing and sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4. Cancellations received before 30 June 2014 will receive a full refund less a 10% administration fee.

5. Cancellations received between 1 July and 15 August 2014 will receive a 50% refund.

6. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after 15 August 2014.

7. Refunds are subject to the approval of and at the discretion of the organising committee.

8. The organising committee reserves the right to change or cancel this tour.