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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  • Udachny GOK
  • Jubilee
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  • Latest News for: Diamond mining


    Golden Star drills 19 metres of 4.6 g/t gold at Wassa, Ghana; shares up

    Resource World 28 Oct 2021
    provided an update on the continued drilling programs within its 90%-owned Wassa mining concession in Ghana where there are currently three surface diamond drill rigs working ... Near-Mine Drilling – Testing below the old SAK open pits has also intersected a significant zone which will require further follow up....

    Stone-Age rock art at stake, Madhya Pradesh HC stays Buxwah mining

    The Times of India 27 Oct 2021
    Madhya Pradesh high court on Tuesday stayed mining operations on the 364-acre land in the jungles of Buxwah in Chhatarpur district leased out for diamond mining ... The second petition has been filed by three persons from Maharashtra, Faridabad and Uttar Pradesh, who argue that more than 2 lakh trees would have to be felled for diamond mining....

    Diamonds in the rough

    Evening Times 27 Oct 2021
    In the rough, diamonds are often incased in a substance called kimberlite (volcanic rock). If one is lucky and blessed, one can walk in the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas and pick up a diamond laying in dirt. The United States has no active diamond mines and this makes the Crater of Diamonds State Park a unique place in all the world....

    Sky diamonds - are they the future of jewellery making?

    BBC News 27 Oct 2021
    Can diamonds derived from carbon in the atmosphere ever replace precious stones mined from the earth? ....

    Woke academics tell top London uni to bin statue of anthropologist & slavery abolitionist because ...

    Russia Today 27 Oct 2021
    The report also recommends the renaming of the Beit Hall and Beit Quad, as the college benefactors Alfred and Otto Beit made their fortune from diamond and gold mining in South Africa, “which opressed [sic] a largely black migrant labour force.”....

    Diamond Mining Project in Buxwaha Forest Stayed, MP High Court Says Stone-Age Rock Paintings Can’t ...

    News18 26 Oct 2021
    The HC bench made it clear that any mining activity in the forest can only take place after its verdict. ....

    Rough diamonds $50m worth to go on auction in Dubai from November 17

    Gulf News 26 Oct 2021
    ... company Moxico Resources and was CEO, Diamonds, Energy and Minerals of Rio Tinto where he led and innovated their diamond mining and tender operations from 2012-2016....

    GJEPC seeks direct supply of roughs to MSMEs

    The Times of India 26 Oct 2021
    The Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has proposed formation of a mechanism for direct supply of rough diamonds by the leading mining company Alrosa whose delegation visited Surat city and Surat International Diatrade Centre (SIDC), a special notified zone, recently....

    High-Value Recoveries Buoy Petra Sales

    Diamonds Net 26 Oct 2021
    Petra Diamonds’ revenue jumped in the first fiscal quarter as the miner sold several high-value stones, with the category contributing nearly half of total sales ... The company is also experiencing technical challenges with the C-Cut block of its Cullinan mine ... The Cullinan mine. (Petra Diamonds) ....

    Botswana delivers first iron-ore exports to China

    Mining Weekly 26 Oct 2021
    Although diamond mining's contribution to GDP has declined over the years and was less than 20% ......

    Bejeweled Mughal-era glasses expected to fetch up to $3.5m at auction

    Dawn 26 Oct 2021
    One pair, named “Gate of Paradise”, features emerald lenses set in diamond-mounted frames ... “The diamonds came from the Golconda mines (in India) and at the Mughal court, these were cleaved from stones which originally would have weighed two to three hundred carats ......

    Bejewelled Mughal-era glasses expected to fetch up to $3.5 mln at auction

    Gulf Daily News 26 Oct 2021
    One pair, named "Gate of Paradise", features emerald lenses set in diamond-mounted frames ... "The diamonds came from the Golconda mines (in India) and at the Mughal court, these were cleaved from stones which originally would have weighed two to three hundred carats ......

    Sustainable Diamonds Sell for More – De Beers

    Diamonds Net 26 Oct 2021
    RAPAPORT... Sustainability is now a leading consideration for diamond shoppers, with many prepared to pay a premium for proof of socially responsible origins, according to De Beers’ annual Diamond Insight Report ... Diamond mining is far less damaging to the environment than are many other extraction industries, Prager argued....