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The Premier Mine (also known as the Cullinan Mine) is the only working diamond mine in the entire world that you can actually visit. Located just 25 miles east of Pretoria, it takes about an hour to reach the mine from Johannesburg.

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Cullinan Diamond Mine is a carrot shaped volcanic pipe and has a surface area of 42 hectares - about 40 soccer pitches. A diamond is the hardest natural substance known to man (10 on the Mohs scale) where talcum powder being the softest (1 on the Mohs scale)softer than human skin.

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Pretoria and Diamond Mine Tour

The Cullinan diamond mine has produced some of the most perfect and alluring gemstones ever seen by man., such as the spectacular Cullinan Diamond. Some of these glamorous gems have inspired myths, legends, fables and romances and have been possessed by stars and royalty alike.

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Cullinan – Gauteng Tourism Authority

Cullinan The attractive little village of Cullinan, about a minute drive east of Pretoria, was a pioneering mining settlement that made its name with the discovery in 1905 of the world’s biggest diamond, the 3 carat Cullinan Diamond.

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Cullinan Diamonds (@CullinanMine) | Twitter

Cullinan Diamonds @CullinanMine Cullinan Diamond Mine is the birthplace of some of the world’s most legendary stones, from the beautiful and rare blue diamonds to the coveted Cullinan Star Cut

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The Cullinan Diamond: A History | CT Diamond Museum

The diamond was then named the Cullinan after the owner of the mine, Sir Thomas Cullinan, who was visiting the mine on that particular day. A replica of this marvel can be seen at the Cape Town Diamond Museum.

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The Cullinan Diamond Mine in Cullinan, Gauteng

About The Cullinan Diamond Mine. The stories and the chance to see diamonds on display is principally what draws people to the Cullinan Diamond Mine, and a number of tours are available for entering the mine shaft, hoist room, big hole, and the display room.

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Cullinan Diamond Mine

The Cullinan Diamond Mine is the third richest diamond producing mine in the country, but its major claim to fame is the discovery of the Cullinan Diamond, exposed here in 1905. The Cullinan Diamond, which now forms part of the British crown jewels, weighed in at 3106 carats.

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Buy a Diamond - Cullinan Diamonds

Cullinan Diamond Mine, originally owned by and named after the town's most famous resident, Sir Thomas Cullinan, has given the world some of the most remarkable stones ever discovered and remains the world's main source for rare blue diamonds.

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After a Century, Riches Still Flow from Cullinan Mine

The Cullinan Mine (known as the Premier Mine until 2005) first made news in 1905 when workers found a 3,106 carat stone. Named the Cullinan Diamond after the mine’s discoverer, the gem is – to this day ‒ the largest piece of diamond rough ever found.

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Cullinan Diamond Mine Underground Tour - Review of ...

 · Cullinan Diamond Mine Underground Tour I did the underground Tour with Dan and his wife and our Tourist Guide was called Les. This is a fascinating tour of how diamonds are extracted from the earth 700 meters under ground.

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Cullinan Mine Tours - Cullinan Surface Mine Tour

The Cullinan Diamond Mine is renowned as a source of large, high-quality gem diamonds, including Type II stones, as well as being the world’s most important source of very rare blue diamonds.

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Premier Mine - Wikipedia

 · The Cullinan Diamond Mine allows tours around their plant both surface - around 1hr 30 mins including time in the shop at the end - amd underground - for which they say allow 3.5 to 4 hours. We booked a surface tour, not having the...

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Cullinan Diamonds - Home | Facebook

Cullinan Diamonds. 1,430 likes · 4 talking about this. Cullinan Diamonds. Jump to. Sections of this page. ... Bheki Zwane is at Petra Diamond Mine Cullinan. October 14 at 2:06 AM · Cullinan, South Africa · Cullinen Diamond Mine. See All. Posts.

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Cullinan Diamonds Mine [1] - YouTube

 · Other Famous Diamonds from the Cullinan (Premier) Diamond Mine in Cullinan, South Africa - Duration: 5:50. John Lincoln 2,362 views

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Cullinan Diamond - History and Facts - Cullinan Diamond

The Cullinan diamond is the largest uncut diamond ever discovered. However, when it comes to polished diamonds, the Great Star of Africa (530.4 carats) lost its title as the biggest polished diamond to the Golden Jubilee Diamond (545.67 carats) in 1985.

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Cullinan Diamond Mine South Africa Stock Photos and Images

Cullinan Diamond Mine, Cullinan, 30 km (19 mi) east of Pretoria The town is named after diamond magnate Sir Thomas Cullinan. Rocks are being moved to production area on conveyer belt. Cullinan Diamond Mine Tour. Historic station and buildings in the diamond town of Cullinan, South Africa.

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Cullinan Diamond Mine - YouTube

 · Mapping the tailings dam at Cullinan Diamond Mine. With all the Kimberlite dust suspended in solution, it acts more like a non-Newtonian liquid than water. A very strange experience.

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Why Is The Cullinan Diamond Mine In South Africa Famous ...

The Cullinan Mine is one of the most famous diamond mines in the world and South Africa’s third richest diamond mine. The underground mine is located in Cullinan, Gauteng province of South Africa. The mine is an open pit of a ha surface area with a depth of about 1,073 meters out of which 747 meters are currently being mined.

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The Cullinan Diamond - Value & History | Famous Diamonds

Janu, was a lucky day indeed for Captain Frederick Wells, superintendent of Premier Mine in South Africa. He found the Cullinan diamond during his daily rounds, originally believing it to be a shard of glass embedded in the mine wall as a practical joke.

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Cullinan Diamond Mine, Gauteng - Mining Technology ...

The Cullinan Diamond mine is located on a diamond bearing kimberlite pipe at Cullinan in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. Image courtesy of Petra Diamonds. The Cullinan Diamond mine is an open-pit mine that produces 25% of the world’s gem quality diamonds.

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Cullinan diamond | gem | Britannica.com

Cullinan diamond, world’s largest gem diamond, which weighed about 3,106 carats in rough form when found in 1905 at the Premier mine in Transvaal, S.Af. Named for Sir Thomas Cullinan, who had discovered the mine three years earlier, the colourless stone was purchased by the Transvaal government and was presented (1907) to the reigning British monarch, King Edward VII.

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Cullinan Diamond Mine - Fodor's Travel Talk Forums

Many years ago, Cullinan's Premier Mine was a surface mine, but it is now underground. And De Beers has been considering for some time now the "C-Cut "(Centenary Cut) project, which will create a ...

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Cullinan Diamond Mine - TripAdvisor

The Cullinan Diamond Mine allows tours around their plant both surface - around 1hr 30 mins including time in the shop at the end - amd underground - for which they say allow 3.5 to 4 hours. We booked a surface tour, not having the...

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Cullinan – Premier Diamond Mine Tour - Ekala Eco Tours

Cullinan Mine History. The mine was discovered in 1890 and established in 1902 as the premier diamond mine in South Africa. The Cullinan diamond pipe is the oldest diamond pipe in the world and in 1905 was only 9 meters from the surface.

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Pretoria and Cullinan Diamond Mine Tour – African Soil

Pretoria and Cullinan Diamond Mine Tour From: R 5,000.00 Experience the capital city and its beauty and history, and for every women whose best friend is a diamond, explore the cullinan diamond mine and marvel in its historical finds….

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Cullinan Diamond - Wikipedia

About Cullinan Tours. Come and enjoy with us exclusive surface and underground tours of the working Cullinan Diamond Mine.. This mine has produced some of the world's largest high quality gemstones and is the home of the world's largest diamond - the Cullinan (3106 ct).

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Cullinan Diamond Mine with Touraco Tours and Transfers

Enjoy a surface Tour of the famous Cullinan Diamond Mine: Since the discovery of diamond pipes in the world, it was established that the Cullinan Diamond Pipe is the oldest diamond pipe in the world.

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Petra Diamonds

Blue Moon. This carat, internally flawless, fancy, vivid Blue Moon diamond was cut from the 29.6 carat rough stone discovered at Petra’s Cullinan mine in January 2014.

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Cullinan Diamond Collection – Scott The Stone Cutter

Cullinan Diamond History. The Cullinan diamond, named for the mine’s chairman, was unearthed from the Premier Mine in South Africa on Janu. Prime Minister of the Transvaal Colony suggested gifting the diamond to King Edward VII of England, a suggestion that was ratified by majority vote of the colonial government.

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Cullinan Diamond Mine - 2018 All You Need to Know Before ...

The Cullinan Diamond Mine allows tours around their plant both surface - around 1hr 30 mins including time in the shop at the end - amd underground - for which they say allow 3.5 to 4 hours. We booked a surface tour, not having the...

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Cullinan Diamond Mine (Pty) Ltd - Human Resources ...

Cullinan Diamond Mine (Pty) Ltd - Human Resources (Cullinan, Gauteng) CULLINAN DIAMOND MINE (PTY) LTD - HUMAN RESOURCES. Physical address

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Surface Tours

Diamond Cutting and Jewellery shop – where the end product can be viewed and bought (including the 66 facet Cullinan Star Cut which can only be bought at Cullinan Diamonds, which is …

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Cullinan Diamond Mine & Pretoria Full Day Tour ...

Visit the Cullinan Diamond mines and see the source of many of the most renowned diamonds in the world. Learn about the industry of diamond mining in South …

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Culinan Diamond Mine – SA Tours n Transfers

The Cullinan Diamond Mine is the third richest diamond producing mine in the country, but its major claim to fame is the discovery of the Cullinan Diamond, exposed here in 1905. The Cullinan Diamond, which now forms part of the British crown jewels, weighed in at 3106 carats.

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Petra Diamonds | Cullinan

The mine was renamed ‘Cullinan’ as part of its centenary celebrations and to link the mine to the illustrious heritage of the Cullinan diamond, which provided the two main polished diamonds within the British Crown Jewels (the 530 carat Great Star of Africa and the 317 carat Lesser Star of Africa).

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Cullinan Mine Tours - Cullinan Underground Mine Tour

Activity Description. The Cullinan Diamond Mine is renowned as a source of large, high-quality gem diamonds, including Type II stones, as well as being the world’s most …

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Premier Diamond Mine, Cullinan – Gauteng Tourism Authority

The mine is most famous for the Cullinan diamond (also known as the Star of Africa) which was discovered here in 1905 and is the world’s largest ever diamond. Hence the Cullinan Mine is a very worthy location on the Gauteng map.

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Cullinan Diamonds

Cullinan Diamond Mine, originally owned by and named after the town's most famous resident, Sir Thomas Cullinan, has given the world some of the most remarkable stones ever discovered and remains the world's main source for rare blue diamonds.

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Review: Cullinan Diamond Mine Surface Tours - Whats on in ...

Cullinan Diamond Mine is renowned, of course, for the mammoth Cullinan diamond – the largest ever found – which was unearthed in 1905. The mine is also the only significant source in the world of the extremely rare blue diamond.

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