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November 19, 2019

JAGERSFONTEIN

Jagersfontein lies 115 km south west of Bloemfontein, nearest stop: Koffiefontein. It is one of very few places in the world with a big hole open diamond mine.

In 2005 the media considered Jagersfontein ‘forgotten in history’. Today the little town has remarketed itself as a former mining village of note; the town that South Africa forgot, yes.

But Google Earth certainly didn’t. From above the visibility of Jagersfontein’s open diamond mine ensures its position as the world’s oldest and largest hand excavated pit – and they’re proud of it. Despite having a surface area of 19.65 hectares the diamond mine remained [...]

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