The fissure mine portfolio comprises three mines: Helam, Sedibeng and Star. The Sedibeng operation is an amalgamation of two mines: Messina and Dancarl. Helam is located 70km west of Rustenburg in the North West Province, Sedibeng is located 80km north-west of Kimberley in the Northern Cape Province and Star is located 40km south of Welkom in the Free State Province. The mines are renowned for the consistent production of high value diamonds.
In September 2012, Petra commenced a disposal process in respect of the Fissure Mines, as they are no longer core to the Group’s portfolio.