Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Diamond mines

Largest Diamond mines:

The richest mine in the world is found in Jwaneng in Botswana about 100 miles west of the city of Gaborono. It is the richest diamond mine in the world when measured by value of recovered diamonds:

When measured by the volume of the diamond production the Argyle diamond mine in the Kimberley region in Western Australia is the biggest. Due to the low proportion of gem-quality diamonds, is not the leader by value:

South Africa's Venetia Diamond Mine located in Limpopo Province, in north-easter South Africa is the third largest in the world. The Venetia diamond mineproduces over 40% of the world's gem-quality diamonds:

The Catoca diamond mine is the fourth largest diamond mine in the world, and is located in Northern Angola:

A very spectacular diamond mine is located in Mirny in Russia. This mine was one of the biggest in the world but is not in production anymore since 2004. The mine is 525 m deep and has a diameter of 1,200 m:

Another special diamond mine is the Diavik diamond mine located 300 kilometers northeast of Yellowknife, capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories. This mine is situated in a very remote area often totally frozen and very hard to reach. It also has it own airport to serve the mine:

In the winter the mine is hard to reach due to snowfall and ice:

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