Diamond Mining in South Africa
Diamond mining in South
Africa kicked off in the late 1800s after the discovery of the
famous Eureka Diamond by Erasmus Jakobs in a river bed near Hopetown. By 2005,
diamond mining in South Africa produced roughly 15 8000 000 carats – about 3, 2 tonnes – making
South Africa one of the most significant diamond producing countries in the world.
De Beers had always played a pivotal role in the industry, dominating diamond trading and
diamond mining in South Africa as well as abroad. The company operates and controls around 9 large-scale diamond mining operations in South Africa, as well as numerous others in
Botswana, Canada and elsewhere. Other companies involved with
diamond mining in South Africa include Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, along with smaller firms.
MiningIQ lists these companies in a comprehensive database on
diamond mining in South Africa. The database is comprised of project tracking and contact details, and is designed to help people wishing to become involved with
diamond mining in South Africa get in touch with relevant people and projects.
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