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Diamond mining in Africa: gemstones and other materials, types, ownership, benefits (Example)

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 Diamond Mining in Africa Student’s name Course Date Introduction Historically Africa is the leading continent in the production of diamonds. It is estimated to have produced half of the total diamond production in the world.1 The total worth of gemstones mined in Africa sums up to a total of one hundred and fifty-eight billion US dollars with an output of over two billion carats. The history of mining diamond in Africa can be traced back to the nineteenth century when a Dutch’s son discovered twenty-two-carat diamonds in southern Africa. It was the first time a known diamond mineral revealed in Africa. Several years later some more precious diamond carats were discovered bringing to the attention of the miners in South Africa treating the stones as the valuable minerals.2 The diamond mining in Africa has a developed history to the current situation. Countries that have benefitted in owning various diamond Policy 34 no. 1-2 (2009): 1-5. Campbell Bonnie ed. Mining in Africa: regulation and development. IDRC 2009. Maconachie Roy. "Diamonds governance and ‘local’development in post-conflict Sierra Leone: Lessons for artisanal and small-scale mining in sub-Saharan Africa?." Resources Policy 34 no. 1-2 (2009): 71-79. Field Matthew Johann Stiefenhofer Jock Robey and Stephan Kurszlaukis. "Kimberlite-hosted diamond deposits of southern Africa: a review." Ore Geology Reviews 34 no. 1-2 (2008): 33-75. Maconachie Roy and Gavin Hilson. "Safeguarding livelihoods or exacerbating poverty? Artisanal mining and formalization in West Africa." In Natural Resources Forum vol. 35 no. 4 pp. 293-303. Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2011. Viljoen Fanus René Dobbe and Braam Smit. "Geochemical processes in peridotite xenoliths from the Premier diamond mine South Africa: evidence for the depletion and refertilisation of the subcratonic lithosphere." Lithos 112 (2009): 1133-1142. Bryceson Deborah Fahy Eleanor Fisher Jesper Bosse Jønsson and Rosemarie Mwaipopo eds. Mining and social transformation in Africa: Mineralizing and democratizing trends in artisanal production. Routledge 2013. [...]

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