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The famed gems and jewellery collection of the Nizams ...

The Jacob diamond, also called the Imperial diamond, was discovered in the Kimberly mines of South Africa in the 19th century. Singh says that it is named after Alexander Malcolm Jacob, the jeweller who sold it to the sixth Nizam, Mehboob Ali Pasha.

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Diamond Trade's Tragic Flaw - The Washington Post

From a hole in the ground on a farm called De Beers in the South African hinterland in the late 19th century, Cecil Rhodes, the infamous colonial capitalist, founded a diamond empire that would ...

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Diamonds.net - Sapphires Sparkle at Bonhams London

A late-19th-century sapphire, diamond and natural-pearl pendant fetched GBP 206,500 ($273,285) at the December 2 London Jewels sale, Bonhams said last week. That piece was followed by a ring with a 3.52-carat Kashmir sapphire and diamonds, which realized GBP 187,750 ($248,471), within its estimate.

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The Incredible Story Of How De Beers Created And Lost The ...

content="Up until the mid-1800s, diamonds were a rarity and could be seen only on the hand of a monarch. But the diamond rush that began in South Africa in the second half of …

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Mineral Resources | The Canadian Encyclopedia

According to Statistics Canada, the mines produced 13.8 million carats, worth $2.8 billion, between 1998 and 2002. Canada's third diamond mine, and Nunavut's first, was the Jericho mine, established 400 km northeast of Yellowknife by the Tahera Diamond Corporation. It was officially opened in August 2006.

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Botswana - The World Factbook - CIA

Batswana have been working as contract miners in South Africa since the 19th century. Although Botswana's economy improved shortly after independence in 1966 with the discovery of diamonds and other minerals, its lingering high poverty rate and lack of job opportunities continued to push workers to seek mining work in southern African countries.

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The Green Age of Asher Witherow by M. Allen Cunningham ...

Book Summary. A rich, coming of age tale set during the boom and bust years of an immigrant coal mining town in 19th-century California. In this mesmerizing first novel by a gifted young writer, the drama of California's rich immigrant history and the freshness and wonder of childhood combine with darker elements of legend, magic and mystery.

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Charles Maude - Wikipedia

Charles Bulmer Maude (29 April 1848 - 11 May 1927) was an Anglican priest in the last third of the nineteenth century and the first third of the twentieth.. Maude was born in Chapel Allerton, Potternewton, Leeds, son of Edmund Maude, of Middleton Lodge, Leeds. He was educated at Leeds Grammar School and Exeter College, Oxford where he graduated Bachelor of Arts …

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Diamonds are Forever: Blood Diamonds and the Civil War in ...

If the government can handle the complexities of regulating diamond mining and taxing then the diamonds can be used as a source of revenue to help rebuild and reform the nation. The road ahead wont be easy, there are hundreds of thousands of refugees, amputees and ex-combatants that have to now be placed in a position where they can be ...

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THE EFFECTS OF MINERAL REVOLUTION IN SOUTH AFRICA

The 19 th c was a period of revolutionary change in South Africa due to mineral revolution. § Encarta (2009) defines a mineral as a naturally occurring substance that is mined or extracted from the ground.

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A History of Diamond Sources in Africa - All About …

In addition, much of our current knowledge about diamond occurrences, exploration, and mining comes from the African diamond fields. And the history of these discoveries is among the richest in the archives of gemology. The first reliable records of diamond finds in Africa date from the late 1860s ("Diamonds are trumps," April 18, 1867).

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South Africa - Diamonds, gold, and imperialist ...

South Africa - South Africa - Diamonds, gold, and imperialist intervention (1870–1902): South Africa experienced a transformation between 1870, when the diamond rush to Kimberley began, and 1902, when the South African War ended. Midway between these dates, in 1886, the world's largest goldfields were discovered on the Witwatersrand. As the predominantly agrarian …

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Sierra Leone - Resources and power | Britannica

Foreign investment beginning in the mid-1990s helped develop the deep-mining of diamonds, which was officially suspended after 1999 and then slowly reinstated after the war's end in 2002. Internal instability left much of the diamond region in the hands of rebel forces throughout the 1990s and early 21st century, thereby providing them with a ...

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Lexington Gold Ltd - Total Market Solutions

During its 19th century heyday the mine produced 45,000 ounces of gold. The Argo Project in the northwest corner of Nash County, just north of Nashville, was last mined in 1894. Lexington believes the Project offers potential for systematic surface prospecting and extensions to known mineralisation.

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The History of De Beers and Diamonds - Business Insider

Premier Diamond Mine, ... But the diamond rush that began in South Africa in the second half of the 19th century flooded the ... In the last decade De Beers has moved away from rough-diamond ...

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Brazilian Diamonds: A Historical and Recent Perspective ...

According to Des Genettes (1859), diamonds were first discovered in the Bagagem River in 1722 by the explorer João Leite da Silva Hortis. Large-scale exploration in the Romaria region began in the second half of the 19th century (Hussak, 1894). In the early 20th century, this mine was visited by many foreigners (Porcheron, 1903; Draper, 1911).

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Mining in Poland: History and Current Production (Poland's ...

The mines were royal property and under the Piasts and Jagiellons provided one-third of the state's income. Salt money was spent on maintaining the royal court, castles that protected trade routes, the army and the Cracow Academy (today's Jagiellonian University) founded in 1364 by King Casimir the Great.

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Hopi House – Nature, Culture and History at the Grand Canyon

Construction of Hopi House finished January 1, 1905, just a few weeks before El Tovar was completed. Unlike El Tovar, Hopi House was designed to blend into the neighboring environment, as it was modeled after Hopi pueblo dwellings at Old Oraibi that used local natural materials such as sandstone and juniper in their construction.

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The Market for Golconda Diamonds Has Mushroomed - The …

Known to Europeans since the days of Marco Polo, Golconda was a trading center for diamonds from the Kollur Mine, the most prestigious among a group of local mines that produced, from ancient ...

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30 Rare Gemstones That Are the Most Valuable in the World ...

The rough diamond was discovered in Golconda, India, in the 17th century by a slave who smuggled it out of the mine. The stone was sold to an Indian diamond merchant and later to the British Governor of Madras, Thomas Pitt. Pitt took the diamond to London and had it cut into a 140.64-carat gem.

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The Impact Of Gold Mining In South Africa | ipl.org

A century of gold mining has had many positive impacts on the South African economy; some individuals and companies have become remarkably wealthy, the state has gained significant revenue through taxes from both companies and workers, South Africa has become internationally recognized due to its import and export and it has also resulted in ...

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History of Diamond Cutting | Erstwhile Jewelry

In the mid to late 19th century the official diamond rush began with the discovery mines in South Africa. The ancient craft of diamond cutting had emerged as a modern industry. De Beers owned mostly all of these mines as the De Beers Mining …

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The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872 | History | Smithsonian ...

The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872. How a Kentucky grifter and his partner pulled off one of the era's most spectacular scams — until a dedicated man …

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Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve | East Bay Parks

From the 1860s through the turn of the last century, five coal mining towns thrived in the Black Diamond area: Nortonville, Somersville, Stewartville, West Hartley, and Judsonville. As the location of California's largest coal mining operation, nearly four million tons of coal ("black diamonds") were removed from the earth.

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BLING BLING MARKETING: THE ECONOMICS OF DIAMONDS ...

In 1869 the "Star of South Africa," an 83.5 carat rough diamond, was uncovered and sold for 500 sheep, ten head of cattle and a horse [4]. That discovery soon led to the first diamond rush. Founded by Cecil Rhodes (of the Rhodes Scholarship), the De Beers Corporation purchased diamond-mining fields from as early as 1887 in South Africa.

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THE COPPER RESOURCES OF NORTHERN TABLE OF …

The significance of this prehistorical mining became apparent in the 19th century copper rush when the extensive pits led prospectors to most of the known ... A third type of host rock was discovered by Edwin ... with the dates of first and last production of …

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GemHunter's Guide to Gold and Diamonds in Montana

The US Geological Survey ranked Montana as number 7 in gold production in the US and reported that the state included 31 gold mining districts. Total gold production from the 19th century to 1968 was 17.8 million ounces, but considerable amounts of gold have been mined since (Bergendahl and Koshmann, 1968).

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Global Rough Diamond Production since 1870

modern diamond mar-ket. Though India is no longer an important producer, it remains an essential link in the dia-mond supply chain through its polishing and trading centers. Shown here is an Indian diamond and emerald necklace from …

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A Diamond Market No Longer ... - Mining News | KITCO

In the late 19th century a massive diamond discovery in South Africa prompted a diamond rush. Businessman Cecil Rhodes bought as many diamond-mining claims as he could, and his accumulation of properties eventually became De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited. De Beers maintained a hold on what was a relatively small industry at the time by ...

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BBC - Wales - History - Themes - Dangers of coal mining

The lax safety measures of coal mining in the 19th century, oversights and mistakes in the 20th century, and the intrinsic dangers of dealing with geology, meant that Welsh coal mining areas saw ...

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Diamond Mining in Africa | Child Labor | Conflict Diamonds

Diamonds came to dominate small jewels during the 17th century and large ones by the 18th century. In the 13th Century, Louis IX of France established a law reserving diamonds for the king.

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100 years of Anglo American | Anglo American

Key milestones from the last 100 years. In 1917, entrepreneur Ernest Oppenheimer established Anglo American. In 1926, we became the largest single shareholder in De Beers Consolidated Mines, a prosperous association that was cemented in 1929 when Sir Ernest became chairman of De Beers.

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The abandoned Billionaires' Row full of empty mansions

In the huge Namib desert sits the ghost town of Kolmanskop. This former diamond-mining community was once one of the richest towns in Africa. But by the 1930s, the diamond field was starting to ...

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