Port Elizabeth of Yore: The Maitland Mines – A Flash in the Pan

The Maitland Mines are several disused lead mines located on the Maitland River on the western outskirts of Port Elizabeth. Geologically the mine is located in rocks of the late Pre-Cambrian Gamtoos Complex, which is related in time to the limestones hosting the Cango Caves near Oudtshoorn.

Main picture: The late Brian Waspe at the Maitland Mines

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