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De Beers Mine, Kimberley, Francis Baard District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

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A diamond mine in a kimberlite pipe. The mine was started in 1871 and worked from an open cast until 1908. In 1963, it was re-opened as an underground mine, which was finally closed in 1990. The mine is about 800 meters deep.

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18 entries listed. 12 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral). 1 erroneous literature entry.

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- Dana 7:I:149
- Mathias, M., Siebert, J.C., and Rickwood, P.C. (1970): Some Aspects of the Mineralogy and Petrology of Ultramafic Xenoliths in Kimberlite. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 26, 75-123.
- Mining Annual Review (1985):147.
- Field, M., Stiefenhofer, J., Robey, J., and Kurszlaukis, S. (2008): Kimberlite-hosted diamond deposits of southern Africa: A review. Ore Geology Reviews 34, 33-75.

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