underground mine tour

1 Underground Mine Tour

Due to the coronavirus epidemic no underground mine tours are currently being run.

Underground Mine tours are also offered by Corlia Roberts in addition to the Rough Diamond Evaluation Course which includes an underground Mine tour in Cullinan, a small town along the diamond route that is heavily reliant on tourism and the mine that dominates the skyline named after diamond magnate Sir Thomas Cullinan

The Cullinan Diamond Mine world renowned as a source of large, high-quality diamonds, including Type II gemstones, as well as being a source of blue diamonds.

Ever since the first South African diamond was found by a schoolboy in 1867 along the Orange River bank near Kimberley, these gemstones have held a strange allure.

Taking a tour of the South African diamond mine is one way of exploring the mystique around them and illustrating the mining process.

Petra Diamonds Cullinan Diamond Mine comprises a carrot-shaped volcanic pipe – the oldest in the world. In 1905, the Cullinan Diamond, a giant gem of 3 106 carats, was unearthed 9m below the surface. The massive diamond was presented to King Edward VII of Great Britain on his 66th birthday.

The Underground tour is the only tour of its kind worldwide, approximately 800 Meters deep beneath the Earth students were able to experience first hand the underground operations of the Cullinan Diamond Mine.

To book an educational underground mine tour contact Evan on +27739990999 or Xanchia on +27610078100 or e-mail undergroundminetour@telkom.email

Looking to develop your diamond trading skills? Discover a wide range of free resources at Corlia Roberts Diamond Education College. Choose from online courses, webinars and seminars – all designed to help you become a more successful Rough Diamond Trader.

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