List of diamond mines

There are a limited number of commercially viable 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. There is also at least one example of a heritage diamond mine (Crater of Diamonds State Park).

Africa

Angola

  • Catoca diamond mine
  • Fucauma diamond mine
  • Luarica diamond mine
  • Botswana

  • Damtshaa diamond mine
  • Jwaneng diamond mine
  • Letlhakane diamond mine
  • Orapa diamond mine
  • Karowe diamond mine
  • South Africa

  • Baken diamond mine
  • Cullinan diamond mine (previously "Premier mine")
  • Finsch diamond mine
  • Kimberley, Northern Cape
  • Koffiefontein mine
  • Venetia diamond mine
  • Others

  • Marange diamond fields, Zimbabwe
  • Murowa diamond mine, Zimbabwe
  • Williamson diamond mine, Tanzania
  • Letseng diamond mine, Lesotho
  • Miba, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Asia

    Russia

  • Mirny GOK
  • Udachny GOK
  • Jubilee
  • Grib
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    Diamonds Net 09 Dec 2019
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    The National 08 Dec 2019
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    Miss Universe unveils $5 million crown to be used in pageant

    WPXI 08 Dec 2019
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    Harpers Bazaar 07 Dec 2019
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    Moneyweek 06 Dec 2019
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    Namibia mulls over waiving tax on diamond firm to save jobs

    Xinhua 05 Dec 2019
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    A Pink Diamond Bracelet Could Fetch $3 Million at Sotheby’s

    Barrons 05 Dec 2019
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    Joshua Gold Resources Inc.: Report Results for the C1 Property Announced

    Omaha World-Herald 05 Dec 2019
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    Miss Universe unveils $5 million crown to be used in Atlanta pageant

    Atlanta Journal 05 Dec 2019
    The crown design features intricate 18-karat gold vines and ivy leaves inlaid with more than 1,770 diamonds. The centerpiece is a 62.83-karat golden canary diamond. It’s flanked by two smaller diamonds cut from the same stone mined from Botswana, Pascal Mouawad said....
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    Serious Fraud Office kicks off bribery probe into miner Glencore

    Belfast Telegraph 05 Dec 2019
    Investigators have opened a bribery probe into British mining giant Glencore, a year after the US government demanded it handed over documents in a corruption case ... It is not the first time the controversial mining giant has faced government probes ... Mr Gertler, 45, built his fortune on copper and diamond mines in Congo ... PA. ....
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    Golden Predator Announces Chief Operating Officer to Implement Brewery Creek Mine Restart in Canada’s Yukon

    Omaha World-Herald 05 Dec 2019
    05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Golden Predator Mining Corp ... Maslowski will coordinate and manage all the Company's construction, mine development and activities at the Brewery Creek Mine ... He was the team leader for the discovery of the Diamond Hill Mine for Pegasus Gold then was responsible for advancing the mine into production....
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    Serious Fraud Office investigates Glencore over suspected bribery

    The Observer 05 Dec 2019
    The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has launched an investigation into suspicions of bribery at mining and commodity trading group Glencore ... It operates in more than 50 countries and also has a significant mining operation for gold, silver, platinum, nickel, iron and aluminium....
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