Gold Reef City is a Theme Park in Johannesburg – South Africa- with an entertainment program on various topics.
In the center is the former Crown Gold Mine, one of the deepest gold mines in the world.
Until 1982 about 1400 tons of gold have been produced from up to 4.2 km depth. Today, visitors can descend into a 240 m deep shaft with a guided tour.
Besides historic locomotives and wagons with safes for gold, a number of old machines often from German manufacturers, such as printing presses or minting machines, can be visited. In the dry continental climate of Johannesburg, these machines had been preserved for decades.
Dance performances of different groups in historical outfits entertain the visitors. Children have the opportunity to pan for gold. Also white-water rides and roller coasters serve the pastime.
The highlight is the pouring of gold bars in the gold-digger museum. In the video you see how a 25-kg gold bullion is poured. Anyone, who can raise a tapered gold bars horizontally with one hand, can take the gold bar along.
However up to now nobody has succeeded!
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