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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    Business Day 22 Oct 2020
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    Diamonds Net 21 Oct 2020
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    Diamonds Net 21 Oct 2020
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