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Kimberley Mine 
1879 (ca) 
  
Albumen print 
13.0 x 19.8 cm (image) 
  
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2501236 
  
 
LL/93105 
  
Photograph of the Kimberley Mine. Within the vast pit there is a series of earth ledges at different heights. There is a tram line extending into the pit from the far edge and a row of machinery on the rim of the pit to the right. Long cables extend from the machinery into the pit. There is a settlement visible beyond. The Kimberley Mine was a major diamond excavation site in Griqualand-West, a British colony in southern Africa. A large town was established nearby to accommodate the mass immigration of workers.
 
From the collection of Queen Victoria 
 

 
  
 
  
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