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).



  • 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


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    MARKET REPORT: Shine comes off Petra Diamonds shares as it is rattled by lower diamond prices

    This is Money 17 Feb 2020
    Revenue at the small-cap mining group, which digs for diamonds in South Africa and Tanzania, fell to £149m in the six months to December 31, down from £159m the year before ... Cullinan mine in South Africa, which is the origin of the namesake diamond in the Crown Jewels....

    Challenging Market Weighs on Petra Diamonds

    Diamonds Net 17 Feb 2020
    The loss was due to a decline in rough-diamond prices — which fell 10% on a like-for-like basis — brought about by a weak market ... The declines outweighed the $14.9 million in revenue Petra received for the sale of a 20.08-carat blue diamond from its Cullinan mine, the company explained ... Transporting ore underground at Finsch mine. (Petra Diamonds)....

    Reduced demand from China cuts Petra share price by 20%

    Business Day 17 Feb 2020
    Petra has been fixing its balance sheet after spending years investing in its flagship Cullinan mine in SA ... Petra bought Cullinan in 2008, aiming to breathe new life into the mine renowned for yielding the largest rough gem diamond ever found — 3,106 carats — and being the world’s main source of rare blue diamonds....

    Petra Diamonds warns of coronavirus hit as retail stores close

    RTE 17 Feb 2020
    Petra Diamonds has warned the coronavirus outbreak had hurt demand in the diamond market as stores were forced to close during the important Lunar New Year period in China ... Coronavirus-related fears have also prompted the world's largest diamond mining company, Alrosa to shift its diamond auctions from Hong Kong to elsewhere. ....

    Built on rock: the geology at the heart of Oscars sensation Parasite

    The Guardian 17 Feb 2020
    There is something charming about Bong taking these longed-for, career-defining objects and bashing their golden heads together ... Uncut Gems opens with a scene featuring bleeding, injured mineworkers; in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes , money-mad Lorelei risks her reputation by getting embroiled with diamond-mine owner “Piggy” Beekman .......

    Cathay Pacific issues profit warning after coronavirus hits service

    The Observer 17 Feb 2020
    The mining group Petra Diamonds said on Monday that reduced sales of the precious stones during the lunar new year period was denting its finances, with the virus delaying its efforts to improve cash flow, resulting in $50m less than expected by June 2022....

    Gem Diamonds Sees Sales Decline in 2019

    Diamonds Net 16 Feb 2020
    RAPAPORT... A drop in the recovery of large stones and a decline in the average price achieved for rough from the Letšeng mine led to a decline in sales for Gem Diamonds in 2019 ... Gem Diamonds recovered 11 diamonds greater than 100 carats during the year, compared with 15 in 2018 ... The Letšeng mine. (Gem Diamonds)....

    Le chanteur folk français Graeme Allwright est mort

    Radio Canada 16 Feb 2020
    En 1973, il a vu Leonard Cohen à L'Olympia de Paris et en est ressorti profondément touché par le mysticisme et la sensualité du chanteur montréalais, dont il a adapté de nombreux textes (Suzanne, Les sœurs de la Miséricorde [Sisters of Mercy], Diamants dans la mine [Diamonds in The Mine], etc.) ... Il était père de quatre enfants ... ....

    Opinion | Thank you, Hollywood, but spare us your moral lectures

    Live Mint 16 Feb 2020
    “Harvested” gold? Isn’t it mined through the hard labour of poorly-paid men? How can diamonds be “sustainable”—do they plant a diamond each time they pick one? And, doesn’t it look as if Pomellato paid Fonda with that jewellery to send out a tweet it may possibly have written for her? One of the many comments below the tweet read....

    Chattanooga's oldest retailer reaches 150-year milestone by helping customers mark their own significant events

    Times Free Press 15 Feb 2020
    They left the name intact, but expanded its size and scope to include diamonds, fine jewelry and watches on the first floor, and gifts, fine china and a bridal registry upstairs ... The synthetic process has created some controversy in the jewelry world, but the gems are chemically and optically identical to mined diamonds....

    The Divine Tourmaline

    The Star Democrat 14 Feb 2020
    “The appeal of Paraíba Tourmaline far exceeds that of other gems, to the point where they are desired even by people who are accustomed to seeing a variety of gemstones.” —Yasukazu Suwa ... High demand plus low supply equals a luxury product ... There’s a single Paraíba tourmaline for every 10,000 diamonds mined ... 18K White Gold ... Diamonds ... Diamonds ... Diamonds ... ....

    Kimberley diamond symposium to be held in September

    Mining Weekly 14 Feb 2020
    New technologies and geological interpretations have revived activity in mid-size and small-scale diamond mining ......

    Botswana plans to complete new deal with De Beers by April

    Business Day 14 Feb 2020
    MaputoBotswana plans to conclude negotiations with De Beers on a diamond sales agreement by the end of April to replace the current 10-year deal that expires in January ... Botswana already owns 15% of De Beers and has a 50% stake in the Debswana mining company....