Cullinan Diamond Mine
The Premier Mine is an underground diamond mine owned by Petra Diamonds. It is situated in the town of Cullinan, 40 kilometres east of Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa. Established in 1902, it was renamed the Cullinan Diamond Mine in November 2003 in celebration of its centenary. The mine rose to prominence in 1905, when the Cullinan Diamond — the largest rough diamond of gem quality ever found — was discovered here. The mine has produced over 750 stones that are greater than 100 carats and more than a quarter of all the world's diamonds that are greater than 400 carats. It is also the only significant source of blue diamonds in the world.
The mine overs underground tours to visit the diamond mine. This tour takes 4 to 4,5 hours. The photos below are from my visit in October 2014. It was great and the people very nice. Cameras are allowed. Highly recommended!
Last update: 27.10.2014