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De Beers discusses Kimberley’s Big Hole – one of the largest on the planet

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The Kimberley Big Hole is an open-pit and underground mine in Kimberley in the Northern Cape.

Some people claim, though this is disputed, it is the world’s largest hole dug by hand.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Tom Tweedy, Spokesperson for De Beers.

Listen to the audio below for more detail.

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