Thursday, December 24, 2009

Where Diamonds are mined?-Chapter 2

Continuation of Chapter 1
But Argye mine located in the Kimberley region in the far north east of Western Australia, Owned by Rio Tinto, is the world's largest single producer of volume of diamonds. However, due to low proportion of gem quality diamonds it is not the value leader. It does produce 90-95% of the world's supply of pink diamonds.
Now we will see briefly about some of the quality diamond mines.
The first mine that we are going to see is, Diavik which is also owned by Rio Tinto, located in Canada it is a very large mine. It is located north of Yellowknife and south of the Artic Circle on an island. The island is connected by an ice road. It is also an important part of the region's economy employing more than 700 people and producing more than 8 million carats annually.
To be continued...


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