Chamber of Mines, noun phrase

A central co-operative organization of gold-, coal-, and uranium-producing companies, acting on behalf of its members in matters of common concern. Also attributive.
1893 Poster, Witwatersrand Mine Employees & Mechanics Union Feb.A mass meeting..will be held..to protest against the Gold Thefts Bill proposed by the Chamber of Mines. The chair will not be taken by Lionel Phillips..(Chairman of the Chamber of Mines).
1898 G. Albu in T. Froes Kruger & Co. (1900) 5The thieving of amalgam and gold has been brought to a veritable science. We cannot rely upon the Detective Department alone, but must ourselves, through ‘the Chamber of Mines,’ the representative body of the Industry, devise some plan by which the evil can be lessened.
1900 H.C. Hillegas Oom Paul’s People 72The Second Volksraad was created,..and many reforms, which at the time were warmly approved by the Johannesburg Chamber of Mines, representing the mining population, were instituted.
1916 Rand Daily Mail 1 Nov. 3The Rest Room for Soldiers..is situated..in the block of buildings owned by the Chamber of Mines.
1936 Cambridge Hist. of Brit. Empire VIII. 783By 1889, when the first Chamber of Mines was established, confidence had been severely damaged.
1968 Cole & Flaherty House of Bondage 22We were picked up by a Chamber of Mines official and driven to the WNLA depot.
1987 Learn & Teach No.5, 8The strike was a big achievement. ‘We took on the Chamber of Mines — the organisation behind the pass laws, the migrant labour system and the hostels’.
1991 S. Afr. Panorama Jan.Feb. 32The Chamber of Mines, members of which are the six mining giants, Anglo American, Rand Mines, Gold Fields, Johannesburg Consolidated Investments, Genmin and Anglo-vaal, accounts for most of the gold, uranium, coal, platinum and diamonds produced.
A central co-operative organization of gold-, coal-, and uranium-producing companies, acting on behalf of its members in matters of common concern. Also attributive.
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