The Venetia Diamond Mine is South Africa's largest producer of diamonds It is situated close to the South African town of Alldays in the Limpopo province and is located wit , hin the 360 kmÂ² Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve
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January 26, 1905, was a lucky day indeed for Captain Frederick Wells, superintendent of Premier Mine in South Africa He found the Cullinan diamond during his daily rounds, originally believing it to be a shard of glass embedded in the mine wall as a practical joke
THE HISTORY OF DIAMOND MINING AND DIAMONDS IN SOUTH AFRICA The 1867 discovery of diamonds in the Cape Colony, South Africa, radically modified not only the world’s supply of diamonds but also the conception of them
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Diamond Production Map - Gem-Quality Diamond Mining Countries The World's Largest Diamond Estimated production levels for countries mining at This is a photo of "The Big Hole" diamond mine in Kimberly, South Africa
Kimberlite Deposits and Geology Formation of Diamonds , The name Kimberlite comes from the town of Kimberley which grew up around the prolific diamond mines in northern South Africa This is where Cecil Rhodes established to be as consolidated mines in 1888 named after the local farmer whose land the discovery was made on ,
Cullinan diamond: 500-carat stone - one of the 20 largest ,
1869: The Star of South Africa, an 835 carat rough diamond, is discovered by a Griqua herdsman in Hopetown It triggers the first diamond rush , The latter , initially known as New Rush (then Kimberley Mine, and now the Big Hole), would become the world’s richest mine for nearly a century 1873: Barney Barnato, 18, joins his brother at .
Rare Blue Diamond found in South Africa's Cullinan mine ,
OTTAWA — De Beers, the company whose name has been synonymous with the diamond trade since its founding in South Africa by Cecil Rhodes in the 1880s, is opening the world’s largest new diamond mine in a decade —in Canada’s Far North
Cullinan mine (Premier Mine), Cullinan, Pretoria District ,
A diamond mine on farm Elandsfontein 480 JR, in a kimberlite pipe dated 1,200 million years old, previously owned by De Beers, with a cross section of 32 ha at surface, the pipe is the largest ever found in South Africa
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Nov 25, 2013· Owner description: During a visit to the Big Hole in Kimberley, South Africa you will not only see the largest man made hole in the world but also the largest diamond display in the world Various displays will introduce you to the world of diamond mining and all aspects of diamonds as well as the history of diamonds in South Africa
910-carat diamond discovered in southern Africa is ,
Lucara Diamond Corp said the 1,111-carat stone was found at its Karowe mine in north-central Botswana The Type IIa diamond measures 65 millimetres by 56mm by 40mm The biggest gem-quality diamond ever found is the Cullinan diamond, a 3,106-carat stone found in the Premier mine in South Africa in .
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