Incentive to the Boers to endeavour to capture the town, but his unique position and influence with the De Beers workmen enabled him to render yeoman service, and infused enthusiasm and courage into the inhabitants.
The manufacture of a big gun, which was able to compete with the Boer " Long Tom," at the De Beers workshops, under Rhodes's orders, and by the ingenuity of an American, Mr. Labram, who was killed a few days after its completion, forms one of the most striking incidents of the period.
(New York, 1905), an authoritative work by a former manager of the De Beers mine; A.
The diamond-mining industry is almost entirely under the control of the De Beers Mining Company.
From the De Beers mines at Kimberley have come larger numbers of diamonds than from all the other diamond mines of the world combined.