The World’s Most Valuable Diamond Mine is Set to Get Even Bigger

Debswana, the joint venture between Anglo American Plc’s De Beers unit and Botswana’s government, is seeking permission to deepen the Jwaneng mine to 830 meters (2,700 feet), according to a notice published in local newspapers Thursday. The Cut 9 project will extend the mine’s life by 11 years, to 2035, and allow the extraction of […]

Kimberley Diamond Mine

Entrance to Kimberley Kimberley, South Africa, is home to the world’s largest diamond mine, also known as the “Big Hole.” Dug by humans and so large it is visible from space; the pit has yielded some of the world’s largest diamonds and made the De Beers name famous worldwide.  At Kimberley visitors can view a […]