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Ngwenya Mine Visitor Centre

The Ngwenya Visitor Centre has fascinating displays that explain the different uses of the vast Ngwenya iron deposit over the last 43 000 years. Originally in the stone ages the mine was a source of red ochre and glitter for paint and decoration. Later when the first black people arrived in the region in around 350 AD it became a source of iron for traditional weapons and tools. Later still the rich deposit was used in modern mining enough iron was extracted to make all the cars on the road in southern Africa today. All these different uses are explained in comprehensive displays in the attractive Visitor Centre which is dramatically poised on the rim of the vast open cast pit.

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