Adolf Goerz

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Adolf Goerz (b. 18 December 1857 in Mainz Germany d. 28 July 1900 in Giessbach Switzerland)[1] was a German-South African mining engineer.[2] He emigrated to Africa around 1888. He founded Adolf Görz & Co which later became the Union Corporation, which was one of the five original gold mining houses of South Africa.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.historiography-project.org/jhrchives/v21/v21n1p-9_butz.html
  2. ^ 'Deutsche Wanderung nach Südafrika im 19. Jahrhundert' by Werner Schmidt pp 175, 197, 215, 283, 287, 288, 326.
  3. ^ http://info.goldavenue.com/Info_site/in_arts/in_civ/in_rush_safrica.html