Where are Diamond Mines located?
Natural diamond sources have been discovered in approximately 35 different countries around the World across several continents leading to the establishment of diamond mines. The diamond mines in Russia, Botswana and South Africa are the world’s major gem quality diamond producers and the diamond mines in Australia is the major industrial diamond producers.
African Diamond Mines
The diamond mines in Africa are located in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Tanzania and Sierra Leone. The civil unrest in West Africa has lead to the illegal trade of diamonds to finance wars - the infamous Blood Diamonds. The type of mining in Sierre Leone and Liberia is using the Alluvial method by sifting through river-bank sand and gravel. The names of the African diamond mines are as follows:
- Angola - The Catoca, Fucauma and Luarica diamond mines
- Botswana - The Damtshaa, Jwaneng, Letlhakane and Orapa diamond mines
- South Africa - The Baken, Cullinan (previously "Premier mine"), Finsch, Kimberley, Koffiefontein, the Oaks and the Venetia diamond mines
- Congo - The Kampangala mine
- Zimbabwe - Murowa mine Tanzania - The Williamson mine
- Sierra Leone - Koidu-Sefadu mines, Diminco Mine, Magna Egoli alluvial mine (aka Zimmi property mine) Koidu Open Pit Mines
- Liberia - Bea Mountains, Grand Cape, Kpo Range Project, Nimba Diamond Concession
Russian Diamond Mines
The names of the Russian mines are as follows: