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EXPOPEDIA2018 Cullinan, Gauteng Venue: Cullinan Community Sports Centre Date: 25 January 2018 Time: 13:00 to 17:00 Rock breaker breaking ore on top of a grizzly underground at Cullinan. Cullinan is situated 30km east of Pretoria in Gauteng, South Africa. The small town is located along the diamond route, and is named after diamond magnate Sir Thomas Cullinan. Cullinan mine is owned by Petra Diamonds and is situated in the Gauteng province of South Africa. The site of the open-pit mine is located about 40km east of Pretoria. In 1905, the largest rough gem diamond was found in Cullinan. The discovery of this diamond—which had 3 106 carats— put Cullinan mine on t he global map as a renowned source of large, high‑quality gem diamonds. This includes type II stones and it is a source of very rare blue diamonds. Cullinan mine has an expected life span of about 50 years and contains a world-class diamond resource of 194 metric carats (Mcts). The mine has undertaken www.mteexpos.co.za/expopedia an expansion programme that is expected to increase annual production from 0.7Mcts in 2016 to 2.2Mcts in 2019. Operation information Name of operation Type of operation Owner of operation Cullinan mine Underground mine Petra diamonds Visitors • Petra Diamonds Cullinan Mine • Local industry Exhibitors we would like to see include companies that supply equipment or products to the diamond mines or that supply equipment or products that can be used in the diamond mining process. Cullinan is a diamond mining area so, if you’re involved in that business, then this is the expo for you. 13