Largest excavation by hand
Who
Jagersfontein Mine
Where
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When
1971
Jagersfontein Mine, near Jagersfontein, South Africa, is an open-pit mine which has provided some of the largest diamonds ever discovered. It operated as a mine from 1888 until 1971, first as an open mine and then as an underground mine. The Jagersfontein Mine was dug by hand to a depth of 201 m (660 ft) between 1888 and 1911.