- Published: Friday, 01 May 2009 05:00
Diamond Mine’s Equipment Availability Shines with Computer-Assisted Management
Located in South Africa’s Limpopo Province not far from the Botswana and Zimbabwe borders, De Beers’ Venetia open-pit diamond mine spans 3 km across and is more than 400 m deep. It is one of the biggest and most productive diamond mines in the world, currently mining about 60 million mt/y of rock to yield 8.2 million carats of diamonds. It also achieves extremely high equipment availabilities.