What continent are most diamonds mined in?

Answer Africa has produced most of the world's gem-quality diamonds since 1870. In 2008 nearly 50 million carats were collected from African mines. Botswana, located in the southern tip of Africa, is the ... 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 are diamonds mined in Africa?

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 »

Where are pink diamonds mined?

The Argyle Diamond Mine, located in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia, produces 95 percent of the world's supply of pink diamonds. While pink diamonds have been discovered in other cou... Read More »

Where are blue diamonds mined?

Many people recognize a blue diamond as the jewel showcased in James Cameron's 1998 film "Titanic" or the Hope Diamond in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Blue diamonds are mined in th... Read More »