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Friday, 14 September 2007
Bultfontein Mine (Bult'-fon-tane"). The third pipe mine discovered in South africa (early in 1871), located just one-half mile from the Dutoitspan Mine. It produces the best colors of the pipe mines, al¬though the comparative perfection of its white stones is below average. Annual production was usually be¬tween 300,000 and 400,000 carats. Production was suspended in Sep¬tember, 1971 and operation resumed in June, 1974 yielding 73,968 carats.
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