Where is the Kimberly diamond mine?

Why was the Kimberley mine closed?

On 4 August 1914, work was stopped at the Kimberley mine after 43 years of operation. The mine became uneconomical to operate as it reached a depth of 1 083 m without yielding production. … The history of the Kimberly mine began with the discovery of diamond in 1867.

What is the population of Kimberley 2020?

In 2020 2021, the population of the city of Kimberly, South Africa is – 191 194 people. All-populations.com used data from the number of the population from official sources.

Why there was a diamond rush in Kimberly?

It started when the first diamond was found in South Africa in 1867. A farm boy discovered a beautiful glittering stone and took it home to show his family. … The famous Kimberley ‘Diamond Rush’ only occurred three years later, when a handful of diamonds was discovered on the Zandfontein farm of Nicolaas de Beers.

What is Kimberley famous for?

Kimberley is a prospecting City famous for its quality diamonds, the largest man-made excavation in the World and impressive variety of tourists attractions. It is the Capital City of the Northern Cape and surrounded by five of South Africa’s big rivers, two of them being the Orange and Vaal Rivers.

Is Kimberley large or small?

Kimberley is the capital and largest city of the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. It is located approximately 110 km east of the confluence of the Vaal and Orange Rivers.


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• Mayor Patrick Mabilo (ANC)
• Total 164.3 km2 (63.4 sq mi)
Elevation 1,184 m (3,885 ft)

Can you visit Argyle diamond mine?

In support of the local tourism industry, the Argyle diamond mine is open to visitors on guided tours departing from Kununurra. … A day trip to the mine will give visitors a rare insight into the scope of a large mining operation and the history of its relationship with Traditional Owners.