Kimberley Big Hole (South Africa). Kimberley is the home of De Beers Consolidated Diamond Mines, some of the world's richest diamond mines, and it is still considered to be the capital of the world's diamond industry. It was here that the famous Star of Africa was found, a magnificent 83.5 carat diamond.

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Kimberley is the home of De Beers Consolidated Diamond Mines, some of the world’s richest diamond mines, and it is still considered to be the capital of the world’s diamond industry.

The Big Hole Kimberley INFO

The Big Hole Diamond Mine, Kimberley, South Africa.

Kimberley. Statue to commemorate the diamond mine workers, donated by Sir Harry Oppenheimer. Photograph by Martie van Niekerk

Statue to commemorate the diamond mine workers, donated by Sir Harry Oppenheimer. Photograph by Martie van Niekerk

City Hall, Kimberley

Diamond City, Beautiful Buildings, South Africa

The Big Hole, Open Mine or Kimberley Mine (Afrikaans: Groot Gat) is an open-pit and underground diamond mine in Kimberley, South Africa, and claimed to be the largest hole excavated by hand.

The Big Hole, Open Mine or Kimberley Mine (Afrikaans: Groot Gat) is an open-pit and underground diamond mine in Kimberley, South Africa, and claimed to be the largest hole excavated by hand.

kimberley south africa 1870s

kimberley south africa 1870s

Statue of Sol Plaatje, Kimberley

Statue of Sol Plaatje, Kimberley Pushpa Padayichie

Kimberley Hotel & Barney's Pub  via Flickr

The restored Kimberley Hotel, a city landmark since was the starting point for horse-drawn carriages leaving Cape Town for Kimberley.

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