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13.0 x 19.8 cm (image)
The Royal Collection
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