Analyzing the Major Diamond Mines Worldwide

Date: March 1, 2012
Pages: 95
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US$ 300.00
Publisher: Aruvian's R'search
Report type: Strategic Report
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Analyzing the Major Diamond Mines Worldwide
The mining industry has been key to the development of civilization, underpinning the iron and bronze ages, the industrial revolution and the infrastructure of today's information age. Downstream beneficiation and minerals processing of these raw materials adds further value as raw materials and products are created to serve all aspects of industry and commerce worldwide.

Diamond is the hardest known natural material and the third-hardest known material after aggregated diamond nanorods and ultrahard fullerite. Its hardness and high dispersion of light make it useful for industrial applications and jewelry.

Diamonds are specifically renowned as a material with superlative physical qualities — they make excellent abrasives because they can be scratched only by other diamonds, Borazon, ultrahard fullerite, or aggregated diamond nanorods, which also means they hold a polish extremely well and retain their luster. About 130 million carats (26,000 kg) are mined annually, with a total value of nearly US$9 billion. About 100,000 kg are synthesized annually.

Roughly 49% of diamonds originate from Central and Southern Africa, although significant sources of the mineral have been discovered in Canada, India, Russia, Brazil, and Australia. They are mined from kimberlite and lamproite volcanic pipes, which brought to the surface the diamond crystals from deep in the Earth where the high pressure and temperature enables the formation of the crystals. The mining and distribution of natural diamonds are subjects of frequent controversy such as with concerns over the sale of conflict diamonds by African paramilitary groups.

Aruvian's R'search brings an entire in-depth coverage of the 22 major diamond mines of the world in the research report Analyzing the Major Diamond Mines Worldwide. This extensive report covers comprehensive profiles of the diamond mines worldwide, which includes production data, location data, geographic data, and much more. The report also includes a brief profile of the global mining industry, the basics of diamonds, and the environmental legacy of the mining industry. Read on to the table of contents to see a complete list of the diamond mines profiled in this research report.
A. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

B. INTRODUCTION TO MINING

B.1 One of the World’s Oldest Professions – Mining
B.2 Techniques Deployed for Mining
B.3 Surface Mining - Strip, Open Pit, Mountain Top, Dredging
B.4 Sub-Surface Mining – Long Wall, Room & Pillar
B.5 Mining’s Environmental Impact – The Major Culprits

C. UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS OF DIAMOND

C.1 Overview
C.2 History of Diamonds
C.3 Material Properties of Diamonds
C.4 Formation of Natural Diamonds
C.5 Gemological Characteristics of Diamonds

D. A BRIEF PROFILE OF THE GLOBAL MINING INDUSTRY

E. ANALYZING THE MAJOR DIAMOND MINES

E.1 Argyle Diamond Mine
E.2 Baken Diamond Mine
E.3 Catoca Diamond Mine
E.4 Cempaka Diamond Mine
E.5 Cullinan Diamond Mine
E.6 Damtshaa Diamond Mine
E.7 Diavik Diamond Mine
E.8 Ekati Diamond Mine
E.9 Ellendale Diamond Mine
E.10 Finsch Diamond Mine
E.11 Fucauma Diamond Mine
E.12 Jericho Diamond Mine
E.13 Jwaneng Diamond Mine
E.14 Kinberley Diamond Mine
E.15 Letlhakane Diamond Mine
E.16 Luarica Diamond Mine
E.17 Mirny GOK Diamond Mine
E.18 Orapa Diamond Mine
E.19 Panna Diamond Mine
E.20 Udachny GOK Diamond Mine
E.21 Venetia Diamond Mine
E.22 Williamson Diamond Mine

E. APPENDIX

F. GLOSSARY OF TERMS
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