She joined them at the door with enough loose euro change for a couple of beers and dinner.
Her paranoia faded with the first round of beers and disappeared completely by the third.
Dean spent the next hour nursing two beers and telephoned again, still without success.
"Down here to have a couple of beers," he answered.
Dean went to the kitchen and poured beers for himself and Fred.
As to the booze, Byrne only had two beers here with dinner.
According to the time-stamped dinner receipt, Byrne had dined on fish, and had two beers as Hunter had remarked.
It took two more beers and 30 minutes before a couple of men looking totally out of place in spit-and-polish business suits entered the bar.
Darian retrieved more cheeseburgers and beers from the kitchen.
The land on which the town is built belongs to the De Beers Company.
- DE Beers Mine, 1874.
- DE Beers Mine, 1873.
By 1889, in the whole group of mines, Kimberley, Dutoitspan, De Beers and Bultfontein, open pit working was practically abandoned.
Meanwhile mining below the bottom of the pits by means of shalts and underground tunnels had been commenced; but the full development of modern methods dates from the year 1889 when Cecil Rhodes and Alfred Beit, who had already secured control of the De Beers mine, acquired also the control of the Kimberley mine, and shortly afterwards consolidated the entire group in the hands of the De Beers Company.
The workings at De Beers had extended into the still more deeply seated granite in 1906.
Figure 9, Plate I., shows the top of the De Beers' crater with basalt overlying the shale.
For the extraction and treatment of the blue ground the De Beers Company in its great winding and washing plant employs labour-saving machinery on a gigantic scale.
The annual output of diamonds from the De Beers mines was valued in 1906 at nearly £5,000,00o; the value per carat ranging from about 35s.
The Kimberley shales, which are penetrated by the De Beers group of pipes, were, however, certainly not the source of the carbon at the Premier (Transvaal) mine, for at this locality the shales do not exist.
Specimens of pyrope with attached or embedded diamond had previously been found in the blue ground of the De Beers mines.
On the other hand many tons of the somewhat similar eclogite in the De Beers mine have been crushed and have not yielded diamond.
A yellowish octahedron found at De Beers weighed 4282 carats, and yielded a brilliant of 2882 carats.
The discovery a few weeks later of the much richer mines at Bultfontein and Du Toits Pan, followed by the great finds at De Beers and Colesberg Kop (Kimberley) caused Jagersfontein to be neglected for several years.
Up to 1887 the claims in the mine were held by a large number of individuals, but coincident with the efforts to amalgamate the interest in the Kimberley mines a similar movement took place at Jagersfontein, and by 1893 all the claims became the property of one company, which has a working arras ement with the De Beers corporation.
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.
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.