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DIAMONDS: Top 10 producers in 2016



VANCOUVER – Mining.com has published a list of the 10 largest diamond mines in the world, ranked by output value. It is a lovely list, especially for the inclusion of two Canadian mines. He is a quick rundown:

Rank Mine Country Carats Value
1 Jwaneng Botswana 11,975,000 $2.347 billion
2 Jubilee Russia 9,231,000 $1.431 billion
3 International Russia 3,938,000 $829 million
4 Orapa Botswana 7,931,000 $753 million
5 Debmarine Namibia 1,169,000 $585 million
6 Catoca Angola 6,700,000 $570 million
7 Nyurbinskaya Russia 5,001,000 $565 million
8 Diavik Canada 6,658,000 $539 million
9 Ekati Canada 5,200,000 $463 million
10 Mir Russia 3,191,000 $463 million

Congratulations to Diavik and Ekati. Click here to read Mining.com’s comments on the mines.

The Diavik diamond mine produced 6.66 million carats last year.


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