- Category: MTE expos
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|23 June 2017|
|14:00 to 18:00|
Finsch Diamond Mine
|Per stand - Excl. VAT|
|1-5 shows||R9 600|
|6-11 shows||R8 500|
|12+ shows||R7 800|
|2 x Combos||R15 100|
|3 x Combos||R19 800|
‘Evaporating gravestones’ near Daniëlskuil was the first clue to the rich limestone deposits found at what was to become the mining village of Lime Acres, in the Northern Cape. Geologist Digby Roberts heard these and other stories about businessmen who had been disappointed to find that the stone they quarried developed brown stains when exposed to the air. What they suspected to be poor quality dolomite, Roberts recognised as primary limestone.
In 1954, the first kilns of what is now known as PPC Lime came into operation.
Lime Acres is also home to the Finsch Diamond Mine, one of seven operations managed by De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM). Discovered in 1961 during exploration for asbestos, the deposit was first developed as an open pit but, since 1991, operates an underground mine.
In January 2011, De Beers sold the Finsch mine to Petra Diamonds for USD200-million and Petra plans to produce two million carats a year from the current 1.5-million carats, by 2018. The increase in production will be possible through tailings and underground production.
Exhibitors should include any company that supplies equipment or products to the diamond mining industry mines, or that supplies equipment or products that can be used in the diamonds process. Kimberley is South Africa’s original diamond town, so if you’re involved in that business, this is the expo for you.
- This is our first exhibition in the area.