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CONTENTS OF BEN OOSTDAM's


AUTOBIOGRAPHY

as per January 23, 2005

page 19


Year Link-Date Description Page
1964 Mar.
19 - 21
Rockeater Geology Lab, Nesbitt, O'Shea, Mullen, Chris, UN 1958 Geneva Convention, advise to Bascom, Llandadno, Fishhoek 41
1964 Mar.
22 - 27
Doak Cox, Rose & Dan, Rita, Robin, Diana, Freddy, Fuller, Rockeater test; Windsor Castle farewell to Kay Wright; Stephansens, Captain Cook 42
1964 Mar.
28 - 31
Easter, Rolly and I dive for anchor Rockeater, search crew, Rita, Cape Point, Mullen's re apartment with Chris 43
1964 April
1 - 5
Freddy, Chris, Rita, Fuller, Rockeater Security & Schedule, Northern Area report, Tatum, Bains Kloof 44
1964 April
6 - 16
Rita, Louis Murray, Table Mountain, Devil's Peak, Wooden Shoe, divorce matters, immigration, Robin and Diane Harvey, Pete van Zyl, departure "Rockeater" on her first cruise 45
1964 April
16 - 26
"Rockeater" 's first cruise, ADK, Chamais Bay, Des O'Shea, Willie van der Merwe, Socrates Vartsos, Jerry Welz, C.J. Harris, Jack Mardesich, Captain Cook; lines, sites, holes 46
1964 April
19 - 26
Petru van Zyl, Cyril Gradwell, theodolites, dive, sampling lines, Chamais Bay, chess, monitoring flow, sampling, navigation and plotting 47
1964 April
22 - 26
Rockeater drill-pipe racks, derrick, center well, bridge, "Collinsea" mail 48
1964 April
27
Rockeater center well, drilling platform; first diamond: 0.24 carats, Panther Head, hazardous u.w. pinnacle 49
1964 April
28 - 30
"Collinsea", Luderitz, seals, flight to Capetown, barchans, DeBeer Marine's "Grand Banks" helipad 40 years later, Harvey, Rita, Dave 50
1964 May
1 - 2
Hoffman, ADK data, Denise Cristie, Harvey, Rita 51
1964 May
3 - 6
Rita Shipley and parents, Garden Route, wog, Bascom, Brundred, Stephansen; re Ted Chamberlain; Piet van Zyl, Mercia, Rachel 52
1964 May
7 - 18
"Rockeater" Cruise 2; Mercia; apartheid, Willard Lecture; dives, diamonds, recover lost anchor 53
1964 May
19 - 23
"Rockeater" Cruise 2, cont.; "Diamantkus", "Collinseas", diamonds galore, Morse Code, Luderitz, Capetown, Mercia, Rachel 54
1964 May
24 - 31
Rita Shipley, Wright Inquest, Profs. Fuller and Simpson, Durban visit to Rita, Pieter Maritzburg, "Ben's Den" 55
1964 June
1 - 13
Durban, Capetown, Helen, colored assistants, "Rockeater" Cruise 3, Port Nolloth, Plum Pudding, Robbin 56
1964 June
14 - 18
Rockeater cont.; Anglo VIPS cannot board, tellurometer 57
1964 June
19 - 22
Vartsos, Barge 111, Diamantkus, Luderitz, Capetown, Alpine Geophysical, Mercia, Sanlam Bldg, Caroussel, Simpson, Klipbok, Lister,Orange River Delta abstract 58
1964 June
23 - 30
Age of Haleakala Flow, Profs Simpson and Day, benthics, Denise once again, Clyde Lister, Indian Ocean Congress, Captain Mallory; introduce Robert Dietz to Hoffman and Collins 59
1964 July
1 - 10
volume calculations, Collins re publication, Rosemarie Bradley, Mercia birthday dinner incl. Clyde, evaluation presentation to Anglo in J'burg, Sichel, Klipbok trial, Leroux, Diana 60
1964 July
11 - 12
Lamberts Bay, Klipbok, lobster, Llandadno; pick up George Erlanger, Chain 13, Rockall 61
1964 July
13 -17
Dr. Rakestraw, SIO; George, CLyde, Klipbok, Lizard; Oriental Rose, Rolly Thompson, Rose re divorce final; arrival Bascom and Brundred: CM-2 or CM-3 62
1964 July
18 - 26
Franschhoek, THE Paarl, van Rhijnsdorp re Wright inquest; Dave Linneker, Dalgleish, Hoyt, Mardesich; Supervising Staff Geologist title 63
1964 July 27 to
August 8
Mercia ring, engagement; Mrs Taylor, Diana, Robbin, Ralph Daniel, Norman Grant, Prof. Fuller, J'burg again, Anglo, Sichel, Norman Grant, Seapoint apartment of DeLeon 64
1964 August
9 - 12
Willie van der Merwe, Jack Louw, Klipbok charts, de Leon, research report Northern Concession, Dave and Robbin; drive to Port Nolloth to join Klipbok 65
1964 August
13 -16
Maiden cruise of "Klipbok"; Pierre LeROux, Jimmy Breeze, EWellington, George, Rolly; Mittag, dolphins, dive, smelly Sinclair Island, Bogenfels, Possession Island 66
1964 August
16
(photographs only): Possession Island, North coast of Marine Diamond Concession, Bogenfels 67
1964 August
17 - 21
landing in Elizabeth Bay; man over board, Rolly saves Jimmy; Luderitz, fishmeal plant Dijkstra; rendeze-vous with "Rockeater" off Possession Island; Stenka Razin; CDM, gullies,Benoto Drill, Biesheuvel, Stocken, Stephansen, Venske, Fry, Collins, McConaghee, Abrahams, Mrs van Zijl, Mercia 68
1964 August
22 - 31
Mr. Daniel, mining factor; bought Opel Kadet caravan, how old is Mercia? wedding, reception, honeymoon, Hermanus, Bredasdorp, steak in Dutch Restaurant 69

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