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Venetia Diamond Mine

Producer of

Diamonds

Location

Near Musina, northern South Africa

Ownership

De Beers Consolidated Mines (100%)

Geology type

Kimberlite pipes and dykes

Mineral type

Diamonds

Reserve base

117.4Mt containing 115.7Mct of diamonds (2000)

Annual production

3.147Mct (2011)

Mining method

Open pit

Processing method

Crushing and milling followed by gravity separation and diamond recovery by X-ray fluorescence

Employment

873

Open pit

P&H Minepro drills, O&K RH200 hydraulic excavators; Bell B40 water tankers; Terex O&K RH200 hydraulic excavators

Concentrator

Bateman Materials Handling pneumatic conveying system; Kawasaki cone crushers
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