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The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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Automated truck loop for De Beers’ SA underground mine under construction - report

11 july 2014

De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) said the Venetia underground diamond mine in South Africa, which is currently under construction, provides for an automated driverless horizontal truck-haulage system in its workings.
Mining Weekly quoted DBCM chief executive Phillip Barton as saying that the Venetia project would have similar levels of automation to its previously owned Finsch diamond mine.
The mine was acquired by Petra Diamonds.
Finsch, he said, had fully automated driverless trucks in haulage loops for years.
“The Venetia underground project at the moment provides for a driverless truck loop,” Barton said.
“We’re certainly taking the learnings that we had out of Finsch mine forward and incorporating them into the design of the Venetia underground mine. Finsch taught us some good lessons and we’ll continue to look at technology as it develops and as we develop the mine. We will only consider proven technology.”
De Beers said the Venetia project was on schedule to produce its first diamonds in 2021 and ramp up to full production in 2024.
The company expects the project to cost $2-billion during the building phase.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished