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Finsch Diamond Mine, Northern Cape

Producer of

Diamonds

Location

160km northwest of Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa

Ownership

Petra Diamonds (74%), Petra Diamonds Employee Share Trust (5%), Senakha Diamonds Investments (21%)

Geology type

Kimberlite pipe hosted in banded ironstones

Mineral type

Diamonds, mainly industrial

Reserve base

105.5Mt containing 43.7Mct (probable, indicated and inferred)

Annual production

Capacity: 6Mtpa run-of-mine ore; 1.5Mct (2011)

Mining method

Initial open pit, succeeded by underground mining since 1990; open stoping to be followed by block caving

Processing method

Underground crushing, with milling and recovery of diamonds by gravity separation, X-ray fluorescence and grease tables

Employment

1,350

Underground

Tamrock drill rigs; AECI explosives delivery service; Modular Mining Systems vehicle monitoring system; MMD sizers

Concentrator

Warman slurry pumps
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