List of diamond mines - Wikipedia

There are a limited number of commercially available diamond mines currently operating in the world, with the 50 largest mines accounting for approximately 90% of global supply. Diamonds are also mined alluvially over disperse areas, where diamonds have been eroded out of the ground, deposited, and concentrated by water or weather action.

Christian pastor finds one of the biggest diamonds in …

A Christian pastor has discovered one of the world's largest uncut diamonds was working in the mines of eastern Sierra Leone in Kono district has unearthed a 706-709 carat diamond and is now locked up in Sierra Leone's central bank in Freetown. It is one of the 20 largest diamonds ever found.

Liberia diamond exploration just keeps getting better for ...

The recent type II diamond found in the northwest of Liberia by Youssef Diamond mining Company (YDMC) exploration geologists headlined an "exciting diamond find for Liberia." This is not the first time YMDC has prompted similar breaking news headlines across the mining and exploration sector media.

Top 8 largest diamonds in the world | CT Diamond …

The Golden Jubilee diamond is known as the world's largest faceted diamond and weighs an estimated 545.67 carats. The beautiful gemstone was discovered in 1985 in South Africa and was given a papal blessing by Pope John Paul II.

The Largest Open Pit Diamond Mine in the World …

The largest diamond of the mine was found on 23 December 1980; it weighed 342.5 carats (68 g) and was named "26th Congress CPSU". The mine operation was interrupted in 1990s at a depth of 340 m after the pit bottom became flooded but it eventually resumed.

Liberia - Mining & Minerals | export.gov

Liberia has rich mineral deposits and historically, mineral extraction--particularly of iron ore, gold and diamonds--has been one of the leading export sectors for the country. The major minerals mined are iron ore, diamonds, and gold, all of which are mainly exported in a raw or semi-finished form.

The world's richest diamond owners - CNBC

We look at the world's 10 richest diamond owners that consist of collectors, dealers, business owners as well as investors who have stakes in some of the world's biggest diamond mines, based on ...

DIAMOND PRODUCING COUNTRIES IN AFRICA FACT SHEET

The new interest in diamond mining coincided with the wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone and affected Ivory Coast's diamond exports, which rose exponentially. Foreign investment companies withdrew due to the political situation.

The 10 Largest Diamonds Ever Discovered | TheRichest

Diamond specialists worked for years on this rough diamond, managing to eventually produce a cut and faceted diamond that weighed an enormous 545.67 carats, making it the largest finished diamond in the world. It is currently owned by the Royal Family of Thailand. At $26,125 a carat, this incredible diamond could be worth over $14 million if it had been colorless. However, as it is a yellow ...

Top 5 Diamond Companies In The World | TheRichest

The Diavik mine is Canada's largest mine and is co-operated by DDC and the Rio Tinto Group though DDC has sole ownership of the mine. The company was founded in 1994 shortly after the Diavik Diamond Mine was discovered and was initially called the Aber Diamond Corporation.

Conflict diamonds in West Africa - Stanford University

The international diamond community has made efforts to help stop the spread of conflicts diamonds by passing a resolution at the World Diamond Congress in Antwerp, July 19, 2000, that has bolstered the diamond industry's ability to bloc such diamonds.

Sierra Leone Pastor finds 706 Carat Diamond which …

2017-03-17· A Christian pastor working in a Sierra Leone mine has found a 706-carat diamond, which could be the tenth largest ever found. The precious stone was found by Emmanuel Momoh, who was working in the ...

[PHOTOS] Top 10 Largest Open Pit Mines in the World | …

Owners of the Escondida mine include BHP Billiton, which owns a 57.5 percent stake, and Rio Tinto, which owns a 30 percent interest. 9. Udachny Diamond Mine The Udachny Diamond Mine, located in the Eastern-Siberian Region of Russia, is one of the largest open pit operations within Russia, and one of the largest and deepest in the world. Owned and operated by Russia's state-owned company ...

List of largest rough diamonds - Wikipedia

This is a partial list of the largest non-synthetic diamonds with a rough stone (uncut) weight of over 200 carats (40 grams). The list is not intended to be complete – e.g., the Cullinan (formerly Premier) mine alone has produced 135 diamonds larger than 200 carats since mining commenced.

Who really controls Africa's 'blood-diamond' trade?

This firm has controlled the diamond market in Liberia for many decades and has run the government's industry office. DeBeers was formed by British settler-colonialist Cecil Rhodes in 1870 and taken over in 1926 by white South African mine owner Ernest Oppenheimer, who migrated from Germany.

This Is the Largest Diamond Ever Found in North America …

Dominion Diamond Mines announced that a 552 ct. yellow diamond (pictured) has been discovered at the Diavik mine in Canada's Northwest Territories. The mine says the stone is the largest gem-quality diamond ever found in North America.

The world's top 10 biggest diamond mines - Mining …

The ten largest diamond mines in the world by measurable reserves contain more than one billion carats of recoverable diamonds. Russia is home to half of the world's biggest diamond mines, while Botswana houses two; including the world's largest diamond producing mine Orapa.

African Diamond Mines - hardasrocks.info

Facts and Information about African Diamond Mines in Liberia. All the main river systems in western Liberia carry diamonds, and all of Mano's permits host extensive areas of alluvial diamond workings.