The Diggers’ Memorial is one of the monuments that constitute part of this heritage, contributing to it in an important way. It depicts five life-sized miners holding up a diamond sieve, high above their heads. Their strength and power is seen as they work hard under the weight of the sieve. This is a working fountain, situated in the heart of the Ernest Oppenheimer Gardens. These gardens are a picturesque memorial to Sir Ernest Oppenheimer, who was a key figure in the local and international mining world, and the first mayor of Kimberley. The fountain was established to honour the miners, both past and present, who work hard in keeping this important industry alive.