The spring known to the Nama people as U-Gieb, or 'the great brackish fountain', is now the site of one of the largest copper mines in Namaqualand.
Europeans have corrupted the original name to Okiep.
There are several relics of early Cornish style buildings, including a smoke stack and ancient pump.
Created: Tuesday, March 3, 2009; Last updated: Sunday, November 1, 2015
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