The medal is bronze, 36mm in diameter. The obverse depicts a miner standing beside a mining cart, with THE CAPE COPPER COMPNAY LIMITED 1888 around the edge. The reverse is inscribed PRESENTED TO THE OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE GARRISON OF OOKIEP IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR GALLANT DEFENCE OF THE TOWN UNDER LT.COL. SHELTON D.S.O. AGAINST A GREATLY SUPERIOR FORCE OF BOERS APRIL 4th TO MAY 4th 1902 (in fifteen lines!). Image courtesy of DNW.