biggest diamond mine in south africa

Where are Diamonds Found Spotlight on Botswana

 · The D color Graff Lesedi La Rona weighs carats and is currently the largest square emerald cut diamond in the world The original rough weighing 1 109 carats is currently the fourth largest diamond and the second largest gem quality diamond ever found It was found in the Karowe Mine in Botswana in 2022 Photo courtesy of Graff

Social impacts

One social impact of diamond mining in South Africa is poor safety The mineral revolution has changed social impacts and interactions as before the diamonds South Africa had no major source of mineral income or trade People who work in the mines have poor health and safety systems and there are some deaths caused by this

Diamond Mining in Africa

South Africa Miners demand safety first Back to Top Child Labor Because children are considered an easy source of cheap labor they are regularly employed in the diamond mining industry In some areas of Africa children make up more than a small part of the workforce One survey of diamond miners in the Lunda Norte province of Angola

Petra Diamonds

The mine was renamed Cullinan as part of its centenary celebrations and to link the mine to the illustrious heritage of the Cullinan diamond which provided the two main polished diamonds within the British Crown Jewels the 530 carat Great …

The Kimberley Octahedral diamond is the largest naturally

The Kimberley Octahedral diamond is the largest naturally formed octahedral diamond crystal discovered in the world in the Dutoitspan Mine one of the diamond mines situated in the Kimberley region of South Africa The name of the diamond reflects its place of origin Kimberley the internationally renowned diamond producing region of the

The top risks facing the South African mining industry

 · Identification of risks and the management thereof is an important role of management in a company On a yearly basis listed companies use their integrated report to communicate to stakeholders the risks they have identified to the business and the management According to to industry focused assurance advisory and tax services provider PwC …

Mining companies

Petra is leading independent diamond mining group Petra consistently supplies gem quality rough diamonds to the international market In the Northern Cape Petra operates the Finsch mine the second largest diamond operation in South Africa It also operates the Cullinan and Koffiefontein mines in South Africa and Williamson in Tanzania

Petra Diamonds

The mine produces white stones of exceptional quality a regular proportion of which are of between 5 and 30 carats and occasional fancy pink diamonds In 1994 a 232 carat diamond was recovered at Koffiefontein being the largest rough diamond ever produced by the mine FY 2022 production at Koffiefontein totalled 59 151 carats

South Africa

South Africa South Africa Diamonds gold and imperialist intervention 1870 1902 South Africa experienced a transformation between 1870 when the diamond rush to Kimberley began and 1902 when the South African War ended Midway between these dates in 1886 the world s largest goldfields were discovered on the Witwatersrand As the predominantly …

10 abandoned sites in Southern Africa worth visiting

 · When diamonds were discovered in Oranjemund in 1909 the De Beers diamond mining company was quick to make use of the opportunity Through the years the company discarded all the machinery that had been used in the mine The accumulated metal has created the largest moving fleet vehicle graveyard in the world

De Beers

De Beers South African company that is the world s largest producer and distributor of diamonds Through its many subsidiaries and brands De Beers participates in most facets of the diamond industry including mining trading and the early 21st century the company marketed 40 percent of the global supply of diamonds including those used for industrial …

Kimberlite hosted diamond deposits of southern Africa A

 · The Premier diamond mine was the first major discovery in the old Transvaal Province of South Africa This pipe is the largest 32 ha at surface ever found in South Africa Bartlett 1998 It was discovered as a consequence of prospecting for heavy minerals in the nearby Pienaars River and its tributaries where diamonds were found and traced