A report on a heritage impact assessment (HIA) for a proposed new rail crossing over the Gamagara River
for the Gloria Mine operations, assmang black rock, on Gloria 266, north of Hotazel, Northern Cape


Archaetnos cc was appointed by EScience & Associates, on behalf of ASSMANG, to conduct a Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) for a proposed new rail crossing over the Gamagara River on the farm Gloria 266, for their Gloria Mine operations, north of Hotazel, in the Northern Cape Province.

A number of archaeological sites and objects of some significance were identified during the assessment. All the sites and finds date to the Stone Age. The report gives a discussion of the finds and observations made during the fieldwork and also gives an indication of the methodology followed. It also indicates how to deal with any archaeological material that may be unearthed or disturbed during the development activities.

Mitigation measures to minimize the impact of the development on the sites that were located during the assessment are put forward at the end of this report. Once these have been implemented the development, from an Archaeological perspective, can continue.

Report by

A.J. Pelser & A.C. van Vollenhoven