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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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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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Abstract Header from the 2009 issue of Gems & Gemology
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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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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A Survey of the Gemstone Resources of China

China has identified many deposits with significant potential to produce gemstones; various species are discussed.

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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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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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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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