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Mining Diamonds in the Canadian Arctic: The Diavik Mine

Located near the Arctic Circle, Diavik is one of the world’s richest diamond deposits and a leader in sustainable mining.

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Global Rough Diamond Production Since 1870

Historically, global rough diamond production has fluctuated greatly due to a myriad of causes, many of which are explored in this article.

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The Cullinan Diamond Centennial: A History and Gemmological Analysis Of Cullinans I And II

Eight decades after the Cullinan diamond was mined, a team of gemmologists examined the two famous gems that were created from it to become part of the Crown Jewels of England.

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Diamonds in Canada

This article chronicles the discovery of primary diamond deposits throughout Canada, whose increasing supply of rough stones will have a growing impact on the world diamond industry.

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Discovery and Mining of the Argyle Diamond Deposit, Australia

Australia’s Argyle mine has set records for volume since its establishment in 1983, and is additionally noted for its rare pink diamonds.

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A History of Diamond Sources in Africa: Part II

This article explores the mining developments and new diamond occurrences in Africa that led to many of the key concepts in modern geology.

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A History of Diamond Sources in Africa: Part I

For more than 100 years, Africa has produced large commercial quantities of diamonds and important individual stones.

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Diamond Sources and Production: Past, Present and Future

Diamond production’s future appears to belong less to Africa and more to Australia, Canada and the Russian Federation, according to this overview of geologic trends in the industry.

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Marine mining of diamonds off the west coast of Southern Africa
Marine mining of diamonds off the west coast of Southern Africa

It is anticipated that production of diamonds from the sea will increase substantially in the future.

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The Diamond Deposits of Kalimantan, Borneo

The island of Borneo is one of the oldest known —and least reported on—sources of diamonds.

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