STS049-72-62

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STS49-72-062: Pilanesberg Circular Structure and Platinum Mines,
Transvaal, Republic of South Africa The great circular feature is
the root of an old volcano in central South Africa. The entire
structure, 30 miles across, is now a game reserve which includes
a herd of five elephants imported from hundreds of miles away,
the first seen in the area for a hundred years. Platinum mines
can be seen as small, white, angular patches. This area lies 100
miles WNW of the gold mining center of Johannesburg.