Diver training in the largest diamond mine in the world


Courtesy of Eijkelkamp Soil & Water


Diver training





Background to training

Eijkelkamp Academy trainer Leon van Hamersveld gave a Diver water level logger training at the end of January 2015 in the Orapa mine, which is the largest mine in the world (in terms of total area). The training was given in cooperation with Aridus, Eijkelkamp’s distributor in Botswana.

The Orapa mine is managed by Debswana. Debswana is a partnership between diamond company De Beers and the Botswana government.

Monitoring groundwater in Orapa mine

Debswana uses Diver water level loggers to monitor groundwater levels in the Orapa mine to gain insight into the amount of available water used to rinse the soil during the search for diamonds.

Groundwater levels are also monitored in the adjacent tailings to investigate the influence of adding and extracting water in the tailings.

The Diver water level logger training was given to 12 enthusiastic staff from Debswana’s hydrogeology department.

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