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Lime Acres is a town in Kgatelopele Local Municipality in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

Lime Acres is a mining village, and there are rich limestone deposits in the area. It is home to both PPC Lime and Petra Diamonds, was named by Eric Lowther, general manager of Northern Lime. The Finsch diamond mine is situated 2km from Lime Acres, and its employees live in the town.

The Finsch Mine is an underground diamond mine, located near Lime Acres, 160km northwest of Kimberley, it was one of seven operations managed by De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM), formed in July 2004. Currently, it is owned by Petra Diamonds Pty Ltd.

The Finsch mine is a traditional diamantiferous kimberlite pipe, extending around 17.9ha. Reserves are sufficient for another 23 years. Underground development started in 1978 and the shaft was commissioned in 1982.

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