How are diamonds mined in Africa?

Answer South central African nations' extensive diamond deposits make Africa the world's leading diamond producer. Mining companies use a variety of drilling and dredging techniques to extract diamonds fr... Read More »

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How are diamonds mined?

Natural diamonds are extracted from the earth in a variety of methods depending on the location of the mine. Because the situation and surroundings of every diamond deposit are different, five prin... Read More »

How many diamonds are mined a year?

According to KPCS (the process designed by the United Nations to prevent so-called "blood diamonds" from entering the market) nearly 163 million carats of diamonds were mined in 2008, worth more th... Read More »

Where are blood diamonds mined?

Blood diamonds, also known as conflict diamonds, are mined in countries where an illegitimate government has taken over. Money from selling blood diamonds has helped fuel wars in several African co... Read More »

Where are conflict diamonds mined?

Mined in several places in Africa, conflict diamonds fund many of the civil wars taking place throughout the continent. These places include Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the ... Read More »