Excerpts from ROCKTALK vol. 2 no. 3 Colorado Geological Survey Diamonds Diamonds are formed from pure carbon, one of the most abundant elements on planet Earth.


01 Left Rio Tinto is one of the world's largest rough diamond producers, from mines on three continents. Our diamond business Rio Tinto is a significant diamond producer and the world's largest producer of natural coloured diamonds.


SOURCE OF DIAMONDS There are three main sources of diamonds: kimberlites, lampophyres (mafic to ultramafic igneous rocks), and alluvial or placer deposits derived from weathering of these igneous rocks.

Conflict Diamonds: What Percentage

Conflict Diamonds: What Percentage? Ian Smillie, Partnership Africa Canada A war of numbers has erupted recently over the percentage of diamonds that are and were "conflict diamonds".

How can you help?

How can you help? As a consumer you can help ensure diamonds never again fund conflict. When shopping for diamond jewelry, you can ask the salesperson four questions to find out what they are doing to help prevent the trade in conflict diamonds.


1 POLICY ON CONFLICT DIAMONDS POLICY OVERVIEW recognizes the great harm done to local populations as a result of conflict in diamond mining/trading areas.

Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, Fact Finding Mission ...

Visit to Mbada Diamonds mining site The KP Monitor visited the Mbada Diamonds mining site where a relatively new, but highly mechanised, mining operation was established.

Conflict Diamonds

Conflict Diamonds March 2001 Africa Region Working Paper Series No. 13 Abstract Few natural resources have captured the attention of the international community as much as the conflict diamonds that have helped to sustain several African conflicts since the end of the Cold War.

Zimbabwe, Diamonds

I. Introduction Crisis without Limits In January 2009, Human Rights Watch issued the latest in a series of damning reports on Zimbabwe and on the indifference of the African Union and Zimbabwe's neighb ours to the plight of ordinary Zimbabweans. 1 "Zimbabwe," the report said, "is in a ...


Each of the Aviat 1 and Aviat 2 properties is subject toa 2%NSR on products other than diamonds anda 2%GOR ondiamond production. In addition, ...

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