Posted on July 3, 2012 by

The 10 Richest Diamond Mines In The World (According To 24/7 Wall St.)

24/7 Wall St. has uncovered the 10 richest diamond mines in the world. Even though the international diamond mining community remains tight-lipped on its operations, we do know who the world’s largest diamond miners are (De Beers, Alrosa, Rio Tinto, and BHP Billiton) as well as the five most productive diamond mining countries (Russia, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and Canada). These five countries alone make up more than three-quarters of the world’s diamond production by weight. Clearly, only a select few hold the reins of a massive diamond production.

24/7 Wall St. Diamond Mine

A handful of countries hold an uncontested monopoly on the quantity of diamonds produced as of 2010. Photo courtesy of 247wallst.com.

Read on to find out 24/7 Wall St.’s breakdown of the ten most profitable diamond mines in the world for 2010 according to the carat quantity each mine was able to produce.


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