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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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Fancy Dark brown to Fancy black Marange diamonds
Black Diamonds from Marange (Zimbabwe): A Result of Natural Irradiation and Graphite Inclusions

Characterises a suite of 40 natural brown to black diamonds from this deposit so that they can be distinguished from suspected treated black diamonds.

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Rough CLIPPIR diamonds
The Very Deep Origin of the World’s Biggest Diamonds

Explores an exceptional family of diamonds, referred to as “CLIPPIR” (Cullinan-like, Large, Inclusion-Poor, Pure, Irregular and Resorbed), that formed in a super-deep environment.

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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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Abstracts; Summer 2009

This article, from the Summer 2009 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemmology.

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Star of the South: A Historic 128 Ct Diamond

This article presents the first complete gemmological characterisation of the historic 128.48 ct Brazilian diamond known as the Star of the South.

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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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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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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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