Owned by Rio Tinto in Kimberley region of Western Australia, Argye mine 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. Location in Canada, Diavik it a very large mine also owned by Rio Tinto. It helps the economy by employing more than 700 people and producing more than 8 million carats annually.
Ekati is Canada’s first operational diamond mine owned by BHP Billiton in Northwest Territories of Canada. Baken diamond mine owned by Trans Hex is located along the lower Orange River in South Africa. Striker Resources owned Merlin that is the second of only two diamond mines in Australia. Orapa is the world’s largest diamond mine. It us located 240 Km west of Francistown. The mine is owned by “Debswana” which is a partnership between DeBeers and the government of Botswana.
South Africa produced the largest gem diamond ever in 1905 at Premier mine located in Cullinan. The Cullinan Diamond weighed 3,106.75 carats and Golden Jubilee diamond which weighed 545.67 carats.
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