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Northern Cape: Small scale miners obtain mining permits
 
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Talks are underway with giant mining companies to make more land available for small scale miners so they can obtain mining permits. The Department of Mineral Resources handed over mining permits to former illegal miners in Kimberley today. This is an attempt to root out constant illegal mining activities… For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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Northern Cape: Namaqualand illegal miners also want permits
 
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Illegal diamond miners in Namaqualand also want the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to give them mining permits. DMR helped Kimberley's illegal diamond miners access 600 hectares of land and issued them with mining permits. Namaqualand's illegal miners have accused the department of failing to assist them despite their endless pleas for permits. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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Kathu, Northern Cape
 
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Kathu is a town in South Africa and the iron ore capital of the Northern Cape province. Its name means "town under the trees", after the Camel Thorn forest it is situated in. The phrase "the town under the trees" was coined by an engineer working in the town in the early 1990 as part of a tourism marketing drive, together with the accompanying graphic. It was intended to be a marketing slogan. The meaning of the word "Kathu" has anecdotally been attributed to a porridge brewed by the local population from the powder found in the pods of the Camel Thorn trees. Kathu was founded in the late 60's early 70's. Kathu is perfectly in between Upington and Vryburg with about a 2-hour drive to each. Kimberley is a 3-hour drive away. Camel thorn tree forest The Camel Thorn tree Acacia Erioloba forest is one of only two in the world with the other being between Mariental and Rehoboth in Namibia. Its uniqueness was recognized in the early 1920s when it was declared a State Forest. In 1995, it was registered as a Natural Heritage Site. The Kathu forest is approximately 4000 hectares in size and these Camel thorns trees provide support for large Sociable Weaver’s nests and are used by many other bird and animal species. In fact, surveys have shown a moderate to high diversity in animal and plant species, including several Red Data, endemic and protected species in and around the forest. Bigger trees in the forest are reckoned to be older than 300 years. Mining The town and the accompanying industrial area of Sishen came into being because of iron ore mining activity in the Kalahari — it has one of the five largest open-cast iron ore mining operations in the world.[citation needed] The primary drilling and 'load and haul' mining equipment used by the mine include giant ore trucks that bear about 260 ton of ore with each load. Mining shovels used to load these trucks can weigh more than 800 tons, and drilling equipment includes drills that can drill up to 400 mm holes for blasting purposes. Some of the world's longest ore trains travel through harsh territory on the Sishen-Saldanha railway to offload their cargo at Saldanha Bay. Kumba Iron Ore is the principal mine operator in Kathu. For More information see : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathu
Death no deterrent for S.African illicit gem diggers
 
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Despite the deaths of 10 men last May, illegal miners continue to dig for diamonds in the mountains near Kleinzee, in South Africa's Northern Cape. The diggers say the land is rightfully theirs, a claim multinational mining firm De Beers disputes. Duration: 02:21
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Diamond miner sing opera - Northern Cape - South Africa
 
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One of the miners on the Kimberley Diamond Route has a secret passion that he has cultivated while engaged in diamond mining in the Northern Cape. Listen to him sing opera while heavy machinery trundles on in the background. And look out for the CD he has in the works.
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Gamsberg Zinc
 
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Gamsberg Zinc, VZI's flagship project, forms part of the Black Mountain Mining operations and is located about 30km from the BMM base at Aggeneys in South Africa's Northern Cape province.
3000 illegal miners get permission in Kimberley
 
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Three thousand illegal miners in the Kimberley area are now mining without fear of being arrested. This after the Kimberley Ekapa Mining Joint Venture (KEM-JV) gave them permission to mine on its land. The agreement will see an end to running battles between the company and artisanal miners, who have in the past been arrested for trespassing and public violence. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
Views: 451 SABC Digital News
Northern Cape: Kathu residents up in arms over relocation
 
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A group of residents from Dingleton, near the mining town of Kathu in the Northern Cape, says they refuse to be bullied by the iron ore mining giant Kumba, in selling their houses for next to nothing. Kumba needs the land to start new mining operations. It started relocating communities from Dingleton, to the newly built Siyathemba a few years ago. 96% of the residents moved but some twenty households are still holding on. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
Views: 574 SABC Digital News
Ekapa Mining Joint Venture workers down tools
 
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Striking miners at Kimberley Ekapa Mining Joint Venture, in the Northern Cape, say they will only return to the surface once their demands have been met. Workers embarked on an underground strike since Friday demanding salary increases and better working conditions. Mine management has interdicted the National Union of Mineworkers and says the strike is illegal and unprotected. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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Tshipi Borwa Mine Fly-Through
 
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A 3D flythrough the geological resources and open pit mining plan for the Tshipi Borwa Manganese Mine, Northern Cape, South Africa
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South Africa 34: The Big Hole (Kimberley)
 
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It's a few hours' drive from Johannesburg. A diamond mine with a museum and 19th century town. My facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Yaiyasmin1 My twitter: https://twitter.com/Yaiyasmin
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Suffering is forever
 
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Ensuring proper rehabilitation pursuant to sale of Namaqualand Mine, Northern Cape (Hondeklipbay community), South Africa
RHODOCHROSITE "GEM" N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 
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Kimberley Zama Zamas Gain Access To Diamond Mining Land
 
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76 year old small scale miner Clara Maitse who had been arrested seven times since 1994 on charges of trespassing by the police, happily received the news that she will now have a portion of land to search for diamonds on.
Kimberley illegal miners now  given mining permits
 
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Former illegal diamond miners in Kimberley in the Northern Cape are now sparkling! From working under cover of darkness and selling to the black market, the former Zama Zamas are now plying their trade in the open. They now operate as Kimberley artisan miners and have title deeds after they were formally given mining permits by the department of Mineral Resources in April. The permits came after years of fighting with mining companies, which landed illegal miners in prison several times. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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Prep Work: Green Fluorite crystals and Quartz from Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape, South Africa
 
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In this video Mark Kielbaso (The Mine Rat) shows everyone some of the preparation work that goes into the green fluorite and quartz specimens from Riemvasmaak, Kakamas District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. https://www.MineRatMinerals.com/ https://www.facebook.com/MineRatMinerals http://stores.ebay.com/open-adit-west The tools used in this video are wax, a paint brush, and a crock pot. Mine Rat Minerals is a division of Open Adit West, we specialize in and sell mineral specimens from all over the world. Visit our website and eBay store, and follow us on Facebook for updates on new lots of specimens for sale and show dates/locations! We buy collections! Contact us via our website if you have one for sale!
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Iron Ore Mining in South Africa to 2020
 
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The South African government’s National Infrastructure Plan, which deals with the development of the country’s economic landscape, primarily concentrates on 18 Strategic Integrated Projects (SIP). Of these, three specifically focuses on the mining sector, including the Saldanha-Northern Cape development corridor; integrated rail; and port expansion, through which the annual throughput capacity of the Sishen-Saldanha iron ore corridor is expected to increase by about 40% post-development.
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The Giant Holes: Kimberly Diamond Mine (The Big Hole), South Africa #Vendora
 
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The Kimberly Diamond Mine Museum in South Africa. This is where diamonds were discovered in 1879. De Beers eventually stopped mining the pit which was allowed to fill with water and dug shafts down into the diamond-bearing rocks below. They stopped mining altogether in 1914 and this is now part of a museum. The city of Kimberly is on the horizon. De Beers headquarters is still in Kimberly.
Views: 53756 Vendora
Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
 
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Shot and edited by Floriskotze.com Kimberley is the capital of the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. It is located approximately 110 km east of the confluence of the Vaal and Orange Rivers. The city has considerable historical significance due to its diamond mining past and the siege during the Second Boer War. Notable personalities such as Cecil Rhodes and Barney Barnato made their fortunes here, and the roots of the De Beers company can also be traced to the early days of the mining town.
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Mining in the northern cape
 
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Consortium secures Kimberley Mines at ideal time
 
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South African diamond-mining company De Beers Consolidated Mines has sold its Kimberley Mines to a consortium made up of Ekapa Mining and London-listed Petra Diamonds. Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer unpacks the development in studio with senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock.
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Two Zama-Zama miners killed in Northern Cape
 
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Community members and illegal miners in the small town of Kleinzee in the Northern Cape have called on government to give illegal miners permits. This comes after two illegal miners were killed after a makeshift tunnel they were mining collapsed. Ulrich Hendriks reports. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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Inside The Diamond Mine
 
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"Big Hole" Aka Kimberley Mine, South Africa
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SA's Kimberley town
 
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The historic diamond town of Kimberley looks like a place where time has stood still, thanks to a recent 6 million-dollar restoration by the De Beers Mining Group. Visitors to this former diamond rush town in South Africa, now have the opportunity to step back in time to the late 19th century. CCTV's Trevor Ombija has the details.
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1940s SOUTH AFRICA TRAVELOGUE  KIMBERLY DIAMOND MINES & GOLD MINES 43254
 
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Produced in 1948 by Louis De Rochemont Associates, RICHES OF THE VELD is an educational film that gives a rosy portrait of South Africa in the era before apartheid ended. Directed by Bill Colleran, the movie vividly showcases the immense mineral and agricultural wealth of the nation, and includes a visit to the Kimberly Diamond mines. The film features shots of Johannesburg, Kimberly and Cape Town, and also shows a gold refinery and gold mine, vineyards, orange groves, and cattle ranches in the rich Veld. The Veld, also spelled veldt, is a type of wide open rural landscape in Southern Africa. Particularly, it is a flat area covered in grass or low scrub, especially in the countries of South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia. A certain sub-tropical woodland ecoregion of Southern Africa has been officially defined as the Bushveld by the World Wide Fund for Nature. Trees are found only in a few places—frost, fire, and grazing animals allow grass to grow but prevent the growth of trees. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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Kleinzee - An Awesome Holiday Destination!
 
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Kleinzee or Kleinsee is a beautiful holiday destination. This beautiful Diamond Coast town is on the west coast of the Northern Cape. It is 72km from Port Nolloth and 105km from Springbok. Founded in 1927 and known for its diamond-mining operations, owned by De Beers. The name is Afrikaans for "small sea". It lies at the mouth of the Buffels River. This river runs through the town but only has water approximately every ten years. The rest of the time it is a dry river bed. The town can only be reached by dirt road. Kleinzee has numerous tourist attractions like fishing. The Black Bream is a medium sized fish of the Sparidae family. There are also abundant kelp beds along the shores. There are several shops to buy the necessities. The weather is normally warm and sunny, unless the Atlantic Ocean mist creates a drop in temperature. The Kleinzee Nature Reserve has over 100 indigenous plant species. For more information about this mysterious small town visitors can visit the Kleinzee Museum to find out about diamond mining and the natural environment. Kleinzee is also home to a huge seal colony of about 450 000. Also don't miss the nearby shipwreck.
Kumba Iron Ore mine to relocate
 
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A group of residents from Dingleton, near the mining town of Kathu in the Northern Cape, says they refuse to be bullied by the iron ore mining giant Kumba, in selling their houses for next to nothing. Kumba needs the land to start new mining operations. It started relocating communities from Dingleton, to the newly built Siyathemba a few years ago. 96% of the residents moved but some twenty households are still holding on. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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Aerial Views Of Kimberley Diamond Mine, 1930s - Film 97720
 
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Flight over South Africa 1930s Off goes Atalanta again, hotly pursued by a man on a bike. Departing Johannesburg the plane flies over the Kimberley diamond mines.
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Threat of evicting illegal miners in Kimberley remains
 
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A threat of evicting illegal miners in Kimberley remains despite intervention from the Northern Cape Provincial Government and the Department of Mineral Resources. The Constitutional Court recently denied the illegal miners leave to appeal a Kimberley High court interdict preventing them from operating on the premises of Ekapa Mining Joint Venture. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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Kleinsee illegal miners demand permits
 
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Hundreds of people continue to mine illegally at Kleinsee in the Northern Cape. But the illegal miners now want government to grant them mining permits. Kleinsee was once a booming mining town owned by De Beers. The company abandoned it in 2012 saying it was too expensive to continue mining. Our reporter Ulrich Hendriks is at Kleinsee For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
Views: 850 SABC Digital News
Kimberley South Africa And Diamond Mining, 1950s - Film 95542
 
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Kimberley South Africa street scenes. Diamond mine, view into hole in the ground. Mine head, carriages of ore being moved along tracks, mine workers, processing of the ore to reveal the diamonds.
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Mineral Resources dpt in trouble after graves discovered at a mine
 
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The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) is under fire after graves were discovered at an operational manganese mining at Postmasburg in the Northern Cape. Residents in the area are demanding answers on how Kitso Mining was given rights to mine at a burial site. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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Kimberley miners hit by economic slowdown  - 19 Apr 09
 
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe The South African town of Kimberley is heavily dependent on diamond mining. Around 40,000 workers will be laid off this year, swallowed up by the global credit crunch. But trade unions say the financial crisis is being used as an excuse to fire staff and boost profits. Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa visits Kimberley ahead of South Africa's upcoming elections. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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A Northern Cape Community protests over employment
 
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The Community of Sandrift in the Northern Cape's Richtersveld says children in the area will only go back to school once an agreement with diamond mining company, Transhex has been reached over employment. Violent protests erupted in the town last week - with locals complaining they are not being hired by the company For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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RHODOCHROSITE "JEWEL" N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South...
 
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Diamond mining in South Africa
 
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Mining laws still a challenge to community of Heuningvlei, NC
 
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Mining laws in South Africa still a challenge to the impoverished community of Heuningvlei. The Northern Cape-based community wants to permanently mine salt in their area. Just 70 kilometres outside Kuruman, the community has a salt pan, but now they have to go an extra mile to seek a permit to mine. The struggling community's dream is to use the mine to generate jobs. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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"NAMAQUALAND WANTS THEIR DIAMONDS BACK" - SOUTH AFRICA - MACKLAW
 
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Diamonds are the most precious and most expensive stone out there.In the Northern Cape there are millions of diamonds being mined and exported; surely Some of the profits should go back into improving these communities and land, and has it? .Riaan van Wyk in studio talking about the legalities surrounding these issues. Subscribe to Mackworld https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP2pjoXKeXldsJn9uPGncbw?sub_confirmation=1 Connect with us: For all videos (all categories) you can find the list on the website Website: http://www.mackworld.co.za Like our Facebook page Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheMackworld/?fref=nf Follow us on Twitter Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mack_world Follow us on Instagram Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mackworld_/ Mackworld is for the people UPLIFT - PROGRESS - DEVELOP All rights reserved S.A productions Pty (Ltd) 2015
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More bodies retrieved from Northern Cape mine
 
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Four more bodies have been retrieved from the mine near Kleinzee in the Northern Cape. This brings the death toll to six...more on the story...http://ow.ly/b9IER
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Mine blasting has been suspended in Dingleton
 
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Mine blasting has been suspended in Dingleton near Kathu in the Northern Cape. Mineral Resources has instructed Kumba Iron Ore to stop its operations there. Mining activities near Dingleton have resulted in a standoff between residents and the mining giant. Residents, who have rejected the relocation proposal by the mine, are now being subjected to hazardous mining. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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EUREKA, THE BIGGEST DIAMOND EVER, documentary
 
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The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley.
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Alexkor diamond mine state is improving
 
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Prospects for the once ailing state diamond mining company Alexkor are looking good. The company says it's poised to double its diamond production by next year. This after opening a new Exploration plant in Alexander Bay in the Northern Cape on Wednesday.
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Big Hole-Big Hole Kimberley Experience the Northern Cape South Africa
 
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Big Hole-Big Hole Kimberley Experience the Northern Cape South Africa 150 years ago, the site of the Big Hole was a featureless, flat-topped hill. When word spread that diamonds had been discovered, thousands of prospectors, armed with nothing more than picks, shovels and hope, descended on Kimberley and created the largest hand-dug excavation in the worldDigging commenced at the Kimberley mine site in 1871. By the time mining ended on 14 August 1914, the mine had yielded 2722 kilograms of diamonds, extracted from 22, 5 million tons of excavated earth. Today what remains is a massive crater 214 meters deep with a surface area of 17 hectares and a perimeter of 1, 6 km. It is surrounded by original buildings from the heyday of the mine, relocated from earlier sites to form an unforgettable open air visitor experience.Through an investment by De Beers Consolidated Mines, numerous attractions had been added to the Big Hole facility - a world-class tourist destination, providing unique insights into diamonds, diamond mining and the process of recovering rough diamonds right through to the polished gem found in today’s jewelry.With the development and ongoing improvements to the N12 national road, visitors are encouraged to take an alternative route through the breathtaking Northern Cape and to come and explore the wonderful attraction that is the Big Hole in Kimberley. The Big Hole facility also has numerous shops catering for all tastes.The real diamond display is housed in a high-security vault, specially constructed for the Big Hole facility. Thousands of gems are on display, allowing the visitor to fully appreciate the interesting colours, types and sizes of diamonds recovered in South AfricaA short film screened in a state of the art theatre introduces visitors to the story of diamonds in Kimberley. The film takes audiences back to early 1867, when curious children picked up a shiny stone on the banks of the Orange River. This stone, proved to be a diamond. The film follows the fascinating story of how its discovery changed the destiny of the entire region. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTxqMJkGKPq6opHzNAVOi9w?sub_confirmation=1 Create Your Free Website - on https://goo.gl/icUWWd Post Free Ads: https://goo.gl/3eRpAc https://goo.gl/iEb9lM https://goo.gl/VubkqA International Classifieds https://goo.gl/wZWWfc https://goo.gl/y3IEEJ https://goo.gl/OjQNJG
This Little Light of Mine, Kimberley Junior School Choir, Kimberley South Africa
 
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Kimberley Junior School Choir performing in Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
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Fokus, 27 May 2012
 
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An exclusive report on the trauma of nineteen illegal miners trapped in a Northern Cape diamond mine. A struggle to survive in the province's ghost mining towns amid unsafe mine dumps.
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South Africa's Iron lady - #DownToEarth Teaser
 
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This week we are Down to Earth in South Africa. Mairead Dundas meets Daphne Mashile-Nkosi also known as the 'Iron Lady'. She is the only black woman in South Africa to head a mining company. The Kalagadi Manganese sinter plant is situated in the Northern Cape and is said to be the largest manganese sinter plant in the world. Former political activist, Daphne Mashile Nkosi was named in March 2014 African CEO of the Year. Beyond her fight for the women's rights she is committed to make Northern Cape's poorest people benefit from the country mineral wealth. Join the team this Sunday at 8.45 pm on France 24.
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Kimberly Diamond Mine
 
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The Giant Holes: Kimberly Diamond Mine (The Big Hole), South Africa #Vendora
 
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The Kimberly Diamond Mine Museum in South Africa. This is where diamonds were discovered in 1879. De Beers eventually stopped mining the pit which was . Diamond Mining - How are diamonds mined and formed? Documentary Film In mineralogy, diamond is a metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon . Subscribe to VICE News here: In the 1970s, South Africa was the world's most prolific exporter of gold. Over the years . State-run mineral giant NMDC has struck it rich when it unearthed a 37.68 carat diamond—the biggest ever gem produced from the legendary diamond mines in .
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