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Famous Diamond Mines Chart (A Searchable Collection of Famous Diamond Mines in the World)

This is a searchable collection of  famous diamond mines in the world. As for scarcity, diamonds are far rarer than gold. It is the hardest rock on Earth and valuable for industrial and jewelry purposes. The top five producing countries are Russia, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and Canada. They account for more than 75% of total production of diamonds by weight. The chart is resource for your diamond buying and collecting.
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Diavik Diamond Mine

Diavik Diamond Mine

The Diavik Diamond Mine is a diamond mine in the North Slave Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada, about 300 kilometres (190 mi) north of Yellowknife.The mine consists of three kimberlite pipes associated with the Lac de Gras kimberlite field and is located on an island 20 km2 (7.7 sq mi) in Lac de Gras and is informally called East Island. It is about 220 km (140 mi) south of the Arctic Circle.
Reserves/Resources: The mine contains an estimated 20 million tons of ore reserves within some of the highest-grade pipes in the world, with ores graded at 3.1 carats a ton.The lifespan of the mine is expected to be 16 to 22 years.
Products: 8 million carats (1,600 kg (3,500 lb)) per year
Owner: Owned by a joint venture between the Harry Winston Diamond Corporation and Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., a subsidiary of Rio Tinto Group.
country/region: CANADA
Continent: North America

Ekati Diamond Mine

Ekati Diamond Mine

The EKATI Diamond Mine ("EKATI") is Canada's first surface and underground diamond mine. It is located 310 km (190 mi) north-east of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and about 200 km (120 mi) south of the Arctic circle, near Lac de Gras.
Reserves/Resources: Diamonds at the EKATI site are found in 45 to 62 million year old kimberlite pipes (Creaser et al., 2004) of the Lac de Gras kimberlite field, most of which lie underneath shallow lakes.As of mid-2000, Ekati had proven and probable reserves of 60.3Mt at 0.9ct/t. By mid-2003, reserve addition through exploration had virtually equalled production to date, with reserves standing at 59.0mt grading 1.0ct/t. The measured open cut resource at Ekati (core and buffer) are 42.5Mt grading 0.8ct/t; the S/P resources at 2.6Mt with 2.6ct/t and underground ore at 6.8Mt at 1.5ct/t. The proved core reserves were 16.5Mt (0.4ct/t) open cut, 2.7Mt (1.4ct/t) S/P, and 3.4Mt (1.0ct/t) underground ore.
Products: Between 1998 and 2009, the mine has produced 40 million carats (8,000 kg / 17,636 lb) of diamonds out of six open pits.
Owner: EKATI is a joint venture between BHP Billiton Canada Inc. (80%), and the two geologists who discovered kimberlite pipes north of Lac de Gras, Chuck Fipke and Stewart Blusson each holding a 10% stake in the mine.
country/region: CANADA
Continent: North America

Jericho Diamond Mine

Jericho Diamond Mine

The Jericho Diamond Mine is a dormant diamond mine located in Canada's Nunavut territory. Jericho is Nunavuts first and only diamond mine. It is located 420 km (260 mi) northeast of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and is accessible by air all year and by winter road from Yellowknife.
Reserves/Resources: 8.5 million carats
Products: The mine was estimated to be able to produce 375,000 carats (75 kg; 165 lb) a year. Produced 780,000 carats (156 kg; 344 lb) of diamonds from 1,200,000 tonnes (1,200,000 long tons; 1,300,000 short tons) of kimberlite mined from the open pit operation from 2006 to 2008.
Owner: Shear Diamonds Ltd.
country/region: CANADA
Continent: North America

Victor Diamond Mine

Victor Diamond Mine

The Victor Diamond mine is an open pit mine located in the James Bay lowlands of Northern Ontario. It is the first Diamond mine in Ontario, and construction began on the mine in the winter of 2006.
Reserves/Resources: Estimated twelve year life of mine.
Products: The annual production rate is 2.7 million tonnes a year, which comes to about 600,000 carats a year in diamond grade.
Owner: De Beers Company
country/region: CANADA
Continent: North America

Gahcho Kue Diamond Mine Project

Gahcho Kue Diamond Mine Project

The Gahcho Kue diamond project is located 300km east-northeast of Yellowknife in the District of Mackenzie, Northwest Territories, Canada. Diamonds were first discovered in the Northwest Territories in 1989.
Reserves/Resources: 31.3Mt at 1.57 cpt for 49 million carats (indicated). Estimated mine life is 11 years.
Products: If it proceeds to an operating mine, is expected to annually mine 3,000,000 tonnes (3,000,000 long tons; 3,300,000 short tons) of kimberlite, and to produce 4,500,000 carats (900 kg) per year.
Owner: The Gahcho Ku Diamond Project is a 49% / 51% joint-venture between Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. and De Beers Canada Inc.
country/region: CANADA
Continent: North America

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