This service is for high school groups of 50 learners or more per group. Two teachers is free of charge for every 50 children, afterwards extra teachers is charged the same as children. 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.
Cullinan earned its place in history with the discovery of the Cullinan diamond in 1905, the largest rough gem diamond ever found at 3,106 carats, which was cut to form the two most important diamonds in the British Crown Jewels. Many of the world’s most famous diamonds herald from Cullinan, and it continues to produce world-class diamonds under Petra’s stewardship.
The Cullinan orebody contains a major diamond resource of 195 Mcts, suggesting a potentially long life for the operation of +50 years. 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).
Recently, a number of record braking blue diamonds have been found including a 122.52 carat diamond which achieved a value of US$ 27.6 million in 2014.
After visiting the mine, you will get the opportunity to visit the Cullinan Diamond Mine market for an unforgettable diamond and jewelry shopping experience.
Overall I was very impressed with the surface tour, and my colleague went on the underground tour. ... - Paula Tedder.
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Overall I was very impressed with the surface tour, and my colleague went on the underground tour. The tour are both great, but it was difficult to co coordinator both tours at the same time. Our surface tour practically ended, as the underground group set off. This meant that the rest had to wait around for approximately 4 and a half hours. What I would like to suggest is that the ground tour starts soon after arrival, and the surface tour an hour later. Otherwise the only way forward is to only allow the learners to do the surface tour, and not the underground tour. We will definitely back next year.
Well organised and very informative. Our guide was friendly and could answer any question asked by the learners.