Hennie Kriel‘s Today’s Memory
Work stopped at the Kimberley diamond mine
Originally shared by Hennie Kriel
4 August 1914:
Work is stopped at the Kimberley diamond mine in the northern Cape province after 43 years when it becomes uneconomical to operate at a depth of 1 083 m. It has since become a tourist attraction called the ‘Groot Gat’ (Big Hole).