De Beers’ Venetia mine in Limpopo Province, South Africa, tapped Metso for two primary jaw crushers and several feeders to be installed underground.
The mine selected the Nordberg C Series jaw crusher range due to it ability to be disassembled and reassembled for easy transportation and installation. The Metso apron feeders will be used for ores that are wet, sticky, dry or even frozen.
The Venetia mine is reported to produce an output of about 4 million carats, making it one of South Africa’s mineral resource flagships. Initially, the Venetia mine was designed as an open-pit operation. In 2013, an underground extension project commenced with plans to start producing carats in 2022, climbing to full production in 2025 and extending the mine life to 2046.