The original concrete foundation developed cracks from the buffeting of the waves.
The best way to repair the damage was to build a granite sheath around the base, twelve and a half feet high.
From there a crane hoisted the ore into cocopans, which were railed along a specially built jetty to an awaiting barge, and from there it was towed to an awaiting ship (in Table Bay? Constant problems arose from ore overheating in its downward passage through the chute, and getting stuck.
This meant sections of the chute had to be taken apart and the ore dynamited loose.
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