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 Namibia, Botswana, Canada and elsewhere. Other companies involved with diamond mining in South Africa include Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, along with smaller firms.

Africa Mining IQ 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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In depth analysis reports delve into African mining project statistics such as number of projects per region per phase, and have been created for you to download and use for tendering and project tracking purposes.

Tracking and reporting on African mines and African mining projects is part of the mining intelligence service available.

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