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Okiep

 

a mining center in western Republic of South Africa, in Cape of Good Hope Province. Population, about 5,700. Another mining center, Nababiep (population, about 8,300), is located nearby. Okiep, linked with Port Nolloth by a highway, is a copper ore mining center; the ore deposits are exploited by the American Okiep Copper Company. Okiep has an ore-dressing plant and a copper smelter.

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Malcolm takes guests from his Okiep Country Hotel, near Springbok, on tours to discover plants and abundant wildlife, to meet descendants of the San bush tribe and experience homespun hospitality at Pedroskloof sheep farm, at the foot of the Kamieskroon Mountains.
Horn, "Textural, mineralogical and chemical characteristics of copper reverb furnace smelter slag of the Okiep Copper District, South Africa," Minerals Engineering, vol.
Its prime interest is the Concordia project in the Northern Cape district of Okiep in South Africa.
Before copper mining activities ceased in 1998, maintenance was primarily conducted by the personnel of the Okiep Copper Company as it was in their interest to do so.
A 34-year-old man with the surname of Cloete, from Okiep in Namaqualand, Northern Cape (600 km from Cape Town), previously proven on DNA testing to have lipoid proteinosis, was referred to the ENT Department at Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, for an assessment of his airway and possible tracheostomy.
Urbach and Wiethe first described the condition in Germany in 1929, but it is estimated that 25% of cases occur in South Africa, particularly in the Namaqualand region in the towns of Concordia, Okiep, Nababeep and Springbok.
The copper mines in the Okiep district of Namaqualand are steeped in the history of South African mining and geology.
Dutch colonialists discovered the Okiep deposits in 1685, although the indigenous Africans may have previously worked copper there for several hundred years.
The Okiep copper district covers an area of approximately 3000 [km.sup.2] in the Northern Cape Province and includes the towns of Springbok, Nababeep, Okiep, Concordia and Carolusberg.
Se trataba de un variopinto grupo de burgueses boers, como les gustaba llamarse a si mismos, que hicieron un alto en su camino en las blancas arenas de la playa situada al sur de Okiep.
Principal battles: Pretoria, Diamond Hill (near Pretoria), Nooitgedacht (near Middelburg)/Magaliesburg (near Krugersdorp) (1900); Modderfontein (near Johannesburg), Elands River Poort (Elandsriverpoort, between Tarkastad and Steynsburg) (1901); siege of O'okiep (Okiep) (1902).
In South Africa, the Chrome mine (Bushveld Complex), the Consolidated Murchison mine, the Kalahari Manganese Field, the Postmasburg Manganese Field, Messina, Okiep, Pafuri, Palabora and the Sheba mine.