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Photography of Homer L. Shantz

Mopane timber

Contributor: 
The University of Arizona Herbarium
Creator: 
Homer Leroy Shantz
Description: 
Dutoitspan Mine - showing mopane logs used as mine timbers. (From Rhodesia.) This timber lasts well and is very strong except as horizontals where it is brittle. If the bark is left on it is very resistant to insects and fungi but if the bark is removed beetles eat it. Photo also shows, or should show, blue gum from Kunima [?] forest. This is good for horizontals - but dry rots rapidly. [Shantz travel journal, Sep. 22, 1919]
Format: 
image/jpeg
Language: 
English
Title: 
azu_shantz_19190922_36347_m
Created: 
1919-09-22
City: 
Kimberley
City Then: 
Kimberley
Continent: 
Africa
Country: 
South Africa
Country Then: 
South Africa
Province: 
Northern Cape
Is this item in the public domain?: 
No