No. 14 Shaft


This particular mine, known as Shaft 14, is located on a piece of land that used to be called Langlaagte. Langlaagte was the farm on which the first sizable gold reef was discovered in Johannesburg in the 1880’s. Some 6km south of Johannesburg’s city centre, the mine goes down 57 levels or 3 500m, and over its 90-year lifespan produced around 1.4 million kg of gold, blasted out of the ground by over 30 000 miners. When Shaft 14 was opened in 1897, just 11 years after Johannesburg was established, there was no electricity at the mine and lighting underground was achieved by means of candlelight. For this reason all dynamite boxes were built with angled lids to prevent miners from standing candles on it. Today the historic mine forms part of the Gold Reef City amusement park. The now tourist attraction is open to visitors and boasts the worlds deepest pub 226m underground.

Limited edition 1/100 print, 200mm x 200mm
Giclee print on 200gsm, Archival Matt

* each print includes a bespoke sticker story (to be placed on the back of a frame), the contents of this prints story can be seen above.

300mm x 300mm Aluminium Box Frame with artwork float mounted and centred

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