Essay about Diamond Mining
* Diamond is the strongest natural mineral known by a man. It is a crystalline form of carbon. * Composed primarily individual crystals of a cubic appearance. * There are three main uses for Diamonds * Industrial * Fashion (only 5% of diamonds) * Investment
Approximately 130,000,000 carats (26,000 kg) of diamonds are mined yearly, with a total value of nearly US$9 billion, and about 100,000 kg are synthesized annually.
Close to 49% of diamonds are coming from Central and Southern Africa. Also sources of the mineral have been discovered in Canada, India, Russia, Brazil, and Australia. They are mined from kimberlitic and lamproite volcanic …show more content…
Responsible Diamond Mining
Diamond mining is generally less harmful to the environment than other types of mining, such as gold mining, because it does not make use of toxic chemicals. Despite serious environmental risks, effective regulation and proper planning can minimize diamond mining’s environmental impact. The Canadian Arctic is a very fragile ecosystem, but it is heavily regulated to protect the surroundings. Namibia and Botswana have been similarly successful in implementing environmental safeguards in their diamond mines. In addition,