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Voorspoed Mine

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Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusClosing / Closed
  • Diamond
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
SnapshotProduction ceased in Q4 2018. Closure activities are underway and there are no reasonable prospects of eventual economic extraction. The Diamond Resource is reallocated to Mineralisation.


Anglo American plc. 62.9 % Indirect
Anglo American owns 85% of De Beers, the world’s leading diamond company. The remaining 15% of De Beers is owned by the Government of the Republic of Botswana (GRB).

The 74% interest in De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) is held indirectly through De Beers Société Anonyme (De Beers). The 74% interest represents De Beers’ legal ownership share in DBCM. For accounting purposes De Beers consolidates 100% of DBCM as it is deemed to control the BEE entity which holds the remaining 26%. The Group’s effective interest in DBCM is 85%.

Deposit type

  • Kimberlite


The Lower Cretaceous Voorspoed kimberlite pipe is one of the six pipes which comprise the Kroonstadt Kimberlite Cluster located in the central region of the Kaapvaal Craton (South Africa). The pipe was initially described as a typical South African tuffisitic kimberlite (Skinner, Marsh, 2004) and later on as a pipe with a 2 km deep crater filled by pyroclastic sedimentation and resedimentation of kimberlite and country rock debris (Howarth, Skinner, 2012) due to the presence of bedded volcaniclastics at a depth of 2 km from the original land surface.

Mining Methods


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Crushers and Mills

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All production numbers are expressed as mineral.

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

Fleet data has not been reported.


Mine Management

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