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.
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.
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.
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.
A Survey of the Gemstone Resources of China
China has identified many deposits with significant potential to produce gemstones; various species are discussed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.