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Diamond fever takes hold The de Beers family also has a small farm here They promptly sell it to a diamond prospector for 100 times its original price The land soon obtains historical significance as the home of South Africas most important diamond reserves In next to no time men from all over the world are digging up the soil

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  • Digging for diamonds in South Africa  Britannica
    Digging for diamonds in South Africa Britannica

    Diamond fever takes hold The de Beers family also has a small farm here They promptly sell it to a diamond prospector for 100 times its original price The land soon obtains historical significance as the home of South Africas most important diamond reserves In next to no time men from all over the world are digging up the soil

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  • South Africa  Diamonds gold and imperialist
    South Africa Diamonds gold and imperialist

    Diamonds and confederation A chance find in 1867 had drawn several thousand fortune seekers to alluvial diamond diggings along the Orange Vaal and Harts rivers Richer finds in “dry diggings” in 1870 led to a largescale rush By the end of 1871 nearly 50000 people lived in a sprawling polyglot mining camp that was later named Kimberley

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  • Brief history of diamond mining in South Africa  Mining
    Brief history of diamond mining in South Africa Mining

    Brief history of diamond mining in South Africa INCLUDING MAJOR EVENTS 1867 Diamonds are discovered in the Cape Colony – now the Northern Cape – when 15yearold Erasmus Jacobs finds a transparent rock on his father’s farm The rock is later known as the 2119ct Eureka diamond

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  • History of Diamonds  Shimansky
    History of Diamonds Shimansky

    Diamonds in South Africa have a history of almost 150 years and their discovery in Kimberley made them readily available to the Western World Diamond mines are a great contributor to the South African economy There are mines in five of the country’s nine provinces and thousands of local workers are employed to extract them

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  • Diamond History and Lore
    Diamond History and Lore

    The story of the modern diamond market really begins on the African continent with the 1866 discovery of diamonds in Kimberley South Africa Entrepreneur Cecil Rhodes established De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited 22 years later in 1888

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  • How Are Diamonds Mined And Extracted From the Ground
    How Are Diamonds Mined And Extracted From the Ground

    You might have heard of the Big Hole the Kimberley open mine or the Jagersfontein Mine where some of the most famous diamonds in history had been unearthed Unknown to many people these mines are the biggest manmade holes and had also left permanent scars on our planet’s surface which could be seen from space

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  • Diamonds A History  CBS News
    Diamonds A History CBS News

    However only a few diamond deposits were known until the 20th century when scientific understanding and technology extended diamond exploration and mining around the globe

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  • South Africa  Diamonds gold and imperialist
    South Africa Diamonds gold and imperialist

    Diamonds and confederation A chance find in 1867 had drawn several thousand fortune seekers to alluvial diamond diggings along the Orange Vaal and Harts rivers Richer finds in “dry diggings” in 1870 led to a largescale rush By the end of 1871 nearly 50000 people lived in a sprawling polyglot mining camp that was later named Kimberley

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  • History of Diamonds  Cape Town Diamond Museum
    History of Diamonds Cape Town Diamond Museum

    THE HISTORY OF DIAMOND MINING AND DIAMONDS IN SOUTH AFRICA The 1867 discovery of diamonds in the Cape Colony South Africa radically modified not only the world’s supply of diamonds but also the conception of them As annual world diamond production increased more than tenfold in the following 10 years a once extremely rare material became

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  • All About the Kimberley Diamond Mine in South Africa
    All About the Kimberley Diamond Mine in South Africa

    At Kimberley visitors can view a 17minute movie about the location and the history of diamond mining in Africa They also get to walk out on a high platform to view The Big Hole take a ride down a faux mining shaft enter a locked vault to view genuine diamonds of all colors and visit a small museum

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  • Diamond History and Lore
    Diamond History and Lore

    World diamond mining expanded dramatically with the discovery of sources in Australia in 1985 and important new deposits in northern Canada in 2000 The market probably changed as much after 1990 as it did in the years after the 1866 discovery of diamonds in South Africa and

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  • How Are Diamonds Mined There Are Actually 3 Different
    How Are Diamonds Mined There Are Actually 3 Different

    Oct 28 2019 · The rise of African diamond mines sparked the Great Diamond Rush as well as the Kimberly Mine the first largescale diamond mining operation The largest diamond mines While Africa was once the center of diamond mining producing upwards of 90 percent of the global diamond supply Africa now produces less than 50 percent of the world’s diamonds

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  • Diamonds A History  CBS News
    Diamonds A History CBS News

    However only a few diamond deposits were known until the 20th century when scientific understanding and technology extended diamond exploration and mining around the globe

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  • The History of Diamonds  BeBusinessed
    The History of Diamonds BeBusinessed

    One of the most impressive stats about diamonds is that you need to mine 250 tons of ore to produce a onecarat gemquality stone That’s why your engagement ring costs 5000 Famous Diamonds Throughout History You now know the history of diamonds in general but some diamonds are so famous they have their own unique history Some of the

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  • History of Diamonds Where Do Diamonds Come From
    History of Diamonds Where Do Diamonds Come From

    In 1871 a colossal 8350carat deposit was unearthed on a shallow hill called Colesberg Kopje These findings sparked a rush of thousands of diamond prospectors to the region and led to the opening of the first largescale mining operation which came to be known as the Kimberly Mine

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  • Inside the worlds richest diamond mine  CNN
    Inside the worlds richest diamond mine CNN

    Dec 03 2015 · Nicknamed the Prince of Mines Jwaneng was opened in 1982 as the diamond trade propelled Botswana from one of the poorest countries on earth to one of Africas wealthiest

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  • Arkansas Diamond Mine  The Only Diamond Mine in the US
    Arkansas Diamond Mine The Only Diamond Mine in the US

    Word of the discovery leaked out and a diamond rush began Soon thousands of people descended upon the Murfreesboro area however the Huddlestone farm and immediately adjacent land was the only location with promise of becoming a diamond mine Why Because the diamondbearing pipe was several hundred yards in diameter

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  • Blood Diamonds  Violence in Africa  Brilliant Earth
    Blood Diamonds Violence in Africa Brilliant Earth

    Diamond mining is plagued by shocking violence from killings to sexual violence to torture Often rebel groups are responsible for this violence But governments and mining companies also commit atrocities in Africas diamond fields frequently in countries that are not at war

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  • A history of mining in South Africa ZA
    A history of mining in South Africa ZA

    M M ining in South Africa has been a contentious issue since 15yearold Erasmus Stephanus Jacobs discovered South Africa’s first diamond the Eureka in Hopetown in 1867 It kickstarted what historians call the Mineral Revolution which made few European opportunists wealthy beyond measure and saw hundreds of thousands of men leaving their homes to become fulltime mineworkers

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  • History of mining in South Africa The key events
    History of mining in South Africa The key events

    History of mining in South Africa Early industrial developments The first mine to be constructed in what is now South Africa began operations in 1852 a copper project that would go on to form the cornerstone of the town of Springbokfontein today Springbok in the Northern Cape province

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  • ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING
    ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING

    communities have been particularly exposed to the detrimental effects of contamination arising from mining and its effects on public health agriculture and the environment In addition the legacy of mining has left thousands of sites in Africa contaminated by mining and associated mine dumps such as tailings and slag material

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