Finsch diamond mine

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Natural diamond crystal in kimberlite from Finsch Diamond Mine

The Finsch Mine is an underground diamond mine, located near Lime Acres, 160km northwest of Kimberley, it was one of seven operations managed by De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM), formed in July 2004. Currently, it is owned by Petra Diamonds Pty Ltd.

The Finsch mine is a traditional diamantiferous kimberlite pipe, extending around 17.9ha. Reserves are sufficient for another 23 years. Underground development started in 1978 and the shaft was commissioned in 1982.

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Coordinates: 28°22′56″S 23°26′46″E / 28.38222°S 23.44611°E / -28.38222; 23.44611