Venetia Underground Project
Client: De Beers
Commodity: Diamonds
Location: Limpopo Province, South Africa
Project Scope: By 2021, the diamond-bearing ore at the current Venetia Mine Open Pit Operations is expected to be depleted.

The Venetia Underground Project will convert the Venetia open pit mine in South Africa into an underground operation, thus extending production to 2043.

The project entails developing the decline from the surface to a depth of 900 metres and sinking two vertical shafts, each seven metres in diameter, to a depth of 1,080 metres.

Project Highlights: This project on completion will be an example for De Beers, the Limpopo Province and South Africa as a whole, by creating jobs as well as contributing to the local communities.