Nine Years on the Gold Coast

Nine Years on the Gold Coast

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... and constitutions. We have seen that prior to the discovery of gold-fields in other parts of the world the European nations with the forced labour of slaves, were enabled to obtain from West Africa enormous quantities of gold. We have suggested that our supply is even now well-nigh inexhaustible. No one asks why we are not successful in obtaining the precious metal in paying quantities, for it is well known that the climate proves an almost insuperable barrier. Will the output ever prove remunerative? Most certainly! How? By the employment of skilled native labour. The most remunerative mine at the present time is that which is managed by a native. There are no interruptions in the management, for the manager is never invalided home. And it is just possible that a native can get more work out of native employes than can a European. At the present time there are young men, natives of the Essaman Gold Mines. Tree Bridge, River Whin, Gold Coast Colonv. Tu face fage 136. IpUBLufuBRARV TOEN FOUNTIOM8. 1x WILL THE GOLD MINES PROVE REMUNERATIVE? 137 Gold Coast, who are turning their attention to mining engineering in England; in another generation the number will be much greater, and probably by that time native companies will be formed to supply the necessary machinery, and then gold-mining will pay. But I am anxious, --almost as anxious as if I had shares in a Gold Coast Company--that the work should prove remunerative now. And my anxiety arises not merely for the sake of companies that have ventured so much upon their undertakings, but also for the future of the Colony itself. How is this to be accomplished? I would, in the first place, suggest that the greatest possible attention be given to the health of the European employes. This, of...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236674995
  • 9781236674999