Subscribe to Insomnia Team for daily documentaries! For more Great documentaries check out this playlist: Diamond Mining - How are diamonds mined and formed? Documentary Film In mineralogy, diamond is a metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon atoms are organized in a variation of the. Secrets of Undersea Shipwreck Treasure Hunters (Full Documentary) Secrets of Undersea Shipwreck Treasure Hunters (Full Documentary) Secrets of Undersea Shipwreck Treasure Hunters (Full Documentary. The South African perlemoen is regarded as the most valuable abalone in the world, but the abalone fishery in South Africa is facing a major crisis. With wild abalone populations plummeting. Wild Dog Divers mining underwater for diamonds.
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In the 1970s, South Africa was the world's most prolific exporter of gold. Over the years, industrial decline has seen widespread closures of the mines across the country. However, Johannesburg sits on the biggest gold basin ever discovered. It's perhaps not surprising that many of these abandoned mines have seen a recent boom in illegal mining activity. Everyday, hundreds of illegal gold miners, known as Zama Zamas, descend kilometers deep beneath the surface. The miners often spend weeks underground, toiling away at the country's untapped gold reserves. Observers have suggested that illegal mining is now so widespread, black-market gold arguably supports the communities once subsistent on the very same mines they worked in before they shut down. The lack of policing in the mines has seen the practice go on largely unabated. However, in the absence of law enforcement, the extensive network of abandoned mines beneath the region has become an arena to deadly gang warfare between rival factions. VICE News visited illegal mines near Johannesburg, to meet the Zama Zamas risking life and limb everyday in the violent struggle for South Africa's illegal gold. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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Mponeng is a gold mine in South Africa's Gauteng province. It extends over 4 kilometres below the surface, and is considered to be one of the most substantial gold mines in the world. It is also currently the world's deepest mine. The trip from the surface to the bottom of the mine takes over an hour. Video link: https://youtu.be/6ZtYInuOKtE Thanks for watching
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The 1867 discovery of diamonds in the Cape Colony, South Africa, radically modified not only the world’s supply of diamonds but also the conception of them. As annual world diamond production increased more than tenfold in the following 10 years, a once extremely rare material became accessible to Western society with its growing wealth. Today South Africa maintains its position as a major diamond producer. The story of diamonds in South Africa begins between December 1866 and February 1867 when 15-year-old Erasmus Jacobs found a transparent rock on his father’s farm, on the south bank of the Orange River. Over the next few years, South Africa yielded more diamonds than India had in over 2,000 years.
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Sign up to Swagbucks and earn $100s a year by shopping online, watching videos and taking surveys. Click this link for a $3 sign-up bonus: http://bit.ly/2BwRCil Blood Diamonds, The True Story Documentary of Sierra Leone, Angola, and the Republic of the Congo.
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This is a movie about diamond mining in Sierra Leone. Since the brutal civil war the Sierra Leone diamond industry is known as the source for the so called "Blood Diamonds". Diamonds that were mined under forced condition and traded on the illegal markets to purchase weapons. More than 10 years after the war, entrepreneurs rehabilitating the mining sector; for more traceability and fair prices paid to the miners. For more infos check out the upcoming homepage: www.smc-sl.com
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Diamonds are Namibia's biggest source of income -- but the number of precious stones under the Namib desert is dwindling. Now, diamond mining giant De Beers has developed a pioneering diamond boat, that can pluck the stones from under the Atlantic Ocean.
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DIAMOND HUNTER is a 7 episode docu-series about three friends risking everything they have trying to strike it rich mining diamonds in Africa. Episode 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaMTN2_9m24 Episode 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3RgDAghVjs&feature=plcp Episode 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KOkveuG__c&feature=plcp Episode 4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzOyY6lCn8w&feature=plcp Episode 5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i60WCO-752k Episode 6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPPdssUlu2U&list=PLORrg15cd4cQA-4EktjivfVaB2rgZQ6lu&index=6 Episode 7 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJhcRQ5jB68&list=PLORrg15cd4cQA-4EktjivfVaB2rgZQ6lu&index=7 Starring: Nick Montefour Peter Mikelis Hendrik Chasse Executive Producer/Creator: Nick Montefour Editor/Producer: Sean Oliver Theme Song: Danny Torgersen Music: "Change" by Allison Gray Dj Journey Cody Hunt Austen Mack Chris Adams Copyright Nick Montefour 2012
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A Christian pastor working in a Sierra Leone mine has found a 706-carat diamond, which could be the tenth largest ever found. The precious stone was found by Emmanuel Momoh, who was working in the Kono region, in the east of the country. It will be sold in Sierra Leone in a 'transparent' bidding process to benefit the country, according to a government statement. It read: 'A 706-carat diamond was presented to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma yesterday evening. 'Receiving the diamond President Koroma thanked the chief and his people for not smuggling the diamond out of the country.' Diamond expert Paul Zimnisky said it could be 'between the 10th and 15th largest gem-diamonds ever recovered' and such a find is very rare in a small mine. He said: 'Most recent exceptional diamond discoveries have been made by large commercial miners that mine very large volumes of kimberlite ore and process it with advanced equipment. 'Artisanal mining tends to produce smaller, lower quality diamonds because the diamonds suffer breakage and erosion.' Zimnisky said the stone would likely be sold outside Sierra Leone, despite the government's assertion, for better access to buyers. Without a professional assessment of the diamond's potential flaws and colouring it is impossible to value the stone. However, a polished stone cut from the Jonker, which is the 10th largest gem-diamond ever recovered until now at 726 carats, will go on sale in Hong Kong in May. A single 25-carat portion is likely to sell for $2.2 million to $3.6 million (£1.78 million to £2.75 million), or $88,000 to $144,000 for a single carat, Zimnisky said. A 1,111-carat diamond was discovered at a mine in Botswana in 2015, the biggest find for more than a century. That gem is second in size only to the Cullinan diamond which was unearthed in South Africa in 1905, at 3,106 carats uncut, according to the Cape Town Diamond Museum. The Cullinan was cut into several gems, including two set into the sceptre and crown of the British Crown Jewels. Historically, Sierra Leone has had a controversial role in the diamond industry. The sale of 'blood diamonds' helped finance civil wars across Africa in the 1990s and often funded military dictatorships on a continent that the London Diamond Bourse estimates provides 65 percent of the world's diamonds. Rebels allowed traders to exploit diamond mines and ship the gems abroad via Liberia. In one of the most notorious cases, former Liberian warlord Charles Taylor was found guilty of supporting the rebels in exchange for diamonds mined by slave labour. The district where the 706-carat diamond was discovered is where US-Belgian businessman Michel Desaedeleer, accused of enslavement and diamond trafficking during Sierra Leone's civil war, is alleged to have committed his crimes. Music: "Artifact" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Blog: https://patrynworldlatestnews.blogspot.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/patryn.worldlatestnews
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die ursprünglich boomende Stadt Kleinzee an der Diamanten Küste ist nachdem DeBeer die Mine nicht mehr betreibt, zu einem ruhigen Flecken an de Küste geworden.Dennoch ist das Gebiet noch Speergebiet, in das man nur mit einem Permit betreten kann
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World's Largest Diamond Mine | Full Documentary - Prehistoric TV Diamond is a metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon atoms are arranged in a variation of the face-centered cubic crystal ... Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond Click The Link Below For More Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWt2vYhXbKZqh_dNGq5oQaQ https://youtu.be/WMO_Z9oowWM #carbonfiber #prehistorictv
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Diamonds are Namibia's biggest source of income -- but the number of precious stones under the Namib desert is dwindling. Now, diamond mining giant De Beers has developed a pioneering diamond boat, that can pluck the stones from under the Atlantic Ocean Subscribe Now For Latest Updates- https://tinyurl.com/lbw8nze
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South Africa Diamond Deposits of Orange River (DOCUMENTARY)
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The Kimberly Diamond Mine Museum in South Africa. This is where diamonds were discovered in 1879. De Beers eventually stopped mining the pit which was allowed to fill with water and dug shafts down into the diamond-bearing rocks below. They stopped mining altogether in 1914 and this is now part of a museum. The city of Kimberly is on the horizon. De Beers headquarters is still in Kimberly.
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Oct.2 (Bloomberg) -- From detonation to diamonds. Alrosa is the world's largest diamond producer you've never heard of, and Bloomberg's Ryan Chilcote been given exclusive, unprecedented access. -- Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg Bloomberg Television offers extensive coverage and analysis of international business news and stories of global importance. It is available in more than 310 million households worldwide and reaches the most affluent and influential viewers in terms of household income, asset value and education levels. With production hubs in London, New York and Hong Kong, the network provides 24-hour continuous coverage of the people, companies and ideas that move the markets.
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Despite the deaths of 10 men last May, illegal miners continue to dig for diamonds in the mountains near Kleinzee, in South Africa's Northern Cape. The diggers say the land is rightfully theirs, a claim multinational mining firm De Beers disputes. Duration: 02:21
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#africatop10 Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend and very much coveted worldwide. And Africa is home to about 40% of the worlds total diamond reserves and in this video, 2nacheki cover the top 10 Diamond Producing Countries in Africa as suggested by Sekhem Kamose and was the most voted topic by the 2nacheki community. Here are 10 Diamond Producing Countries in Africa Source: http://geology.com/articles/gem-diamond-map/ http://www.ehudlaniado.com/home/index.php/news/entry/world-s-top-diamond-producing-countries http://www.diamondfacts.org/pdfs/media/media_resources/fact_sheets/Africa_Fact_Sheet.pdf Music: http://www.bensound.com Have an idea for an African top 10 video? Leave them in the comment section below. Subscribe for more videos -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Thanks for watching 2nacheki the biggest African channel on Youtube from #Africa . All our videos are aimed at Educating, Informing, Reviewing, Criticizing & Ranking everything #African. Our content includes: #africanews #africalist #Africanpopculture #Africaentertainment #Afrcicanmusic #Africanculture #Africanpolitics & #Panafricanism Support #2nacheki here PayPal: http://bit.ly/help2nacheki Patreon: http://bit.ly/support2nacheki We have written permission to use the majority of content found on this channel by the content owners themselves and do not infringe on any copyrighted content knowingly. As for the other content on this channel we assure you it is strictly only used under Fair Use. Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Email us [email protected] for ads partnership, collabos, sponsorship or content issues. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Please visit http://stores.ebay.com/ultrarocks to purchase crystals I've found This video is only intended for people with the crystals from this pocket, thats why the video is a bit boring and I'm numbering all the pieces. All the piece from this pocket has been sold or given away, but I have several more pockets available in the future like this. Please visit http://stores.ebay.com/ultrarocks to purchase crystals I've found
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Diamonds. Exquisite and beautiful diamonds were South Africa's debut mineral, heralding later capacity to create a lucrative and well developed minerals-energy complex at the heart of her economy. But, as in love, in mining diamonds have brought misery to the community and clan who were the first legal owners of the diamond field and who mined the alluvial diamonds of the Orange River. Thandeka Gqubule-Mbeki reports. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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ANGOLA, AFRICA — The largest diamond discovered in Angola, Africa was announced Monday, Feb. 15. The 404.2 carat gem was mined by Lulo Diamond Project, a partnership between Australia's Lucapa Diamond Company Limited; Endiama E.P., Angola's national diamond company; and private investor Rosas & Pétalas. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the diamond, found in Angola, could be worth more than $20 million in Australian currency, or $14.3 million USD. And according to the announcement by Lucapa, New York-based diamond retailer Yehuda tested the new diamond's color and clarity and categorized it as a Type IIa stone, meaning it's virtually flawless. It is the largest found at the Lulo mine in Angola, where the project commenced in August 2015. The Lulo Diamond Project explores a 1,148 square-mile plot of land in central Angola and the area has so far produced more than 60 "large special diamonds," the company said. It is the 27th largest recorded diamond in the world, the first being a 3,106 carat gem, called the "Cullinan." It weighed in at 1.3 pounds and was discovered in South Africa in 1905. That stone was cut to adorn the royal scepter, one of Britain's crown jewels, and is on display at the Tower of London. The second largest weighed 1,111 carats and was found in November 2014 in Botswana. ------------------------------------------------------------- Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off. Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.net Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Get top stories delivered to your inbox everyday: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Crying dog breaks the internet’s heart — but this sad dog story has a happy ending" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4prKTN9bYQc -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Alluvial diamond mining remains the major source of Sierra Leone’s hard currency earnings accounting for nearly half of the country’s exports. Sierra Leone is renowned for the quality of its diamonds and for the recovery of some spectacularly large stones of very high value from its alluvial deposits.
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Grandmother Clara Maitse, 77, has been arrested seven times over the past decade for illegally mining precious stones in Kimberley, South Africa's diamond hub. Her defiant patience has paid off and small-scale mining, an industry that employs many thousands of people, has now been decriminalised for the first time under a permit system.
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At Royal African Diamonds, the journey begins deep in Africa, where the rough conflict free diamonds are sourced from mines. The rough diamond sorters, then look specifically at their colour, clarity, carat and shape. Planning is the first stage of the cutting process; where the final shape of the diamond is determined, so as to retain its maximum weight. The laser saw, has revolutionised the conventional cutting, enabling virtually any stone, to be cut in a limitless assortment of wondrous shapes. The diamonds are now bruited, which removes the pointed edges, and then polished, which is the final stage of the cutting process. The stones are then onto the Brillianteering stage, giving life to the stone by enhancing its brilliance and fire. At the next process the diamond is inspected and approved and then cleaned to a radiant shine. Finally, the diamond is ready to be set in jewellery, where you can select one of their custom design options. Royal African Diamonds has been selling quality, internationally certified diamonds wholesale to the public since 1966, and their range of unique jewellery and loose diamonds is sure to lure you. Royal African Diamonds -- conflict free, refined for you from the source.
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https://www.inspiredrisk.com Producer Natasha Horrelt, Director Ryan Jones and Extreme Athlete Dr. Andries Botha discuss their eventful moment of meeting diamond smuggling criminals at a gas station in the Karoo, South Africa. https://www.facebook.com/inspiredrisk https://twitter.com/aninspiredrisk http://instagram.com/inspiredrisk http://www.pinterest.com/inspiredrisk/ http://www.youtube.com/user/inspiredrisk
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Produced in 1948 by Louis De Rochemont Associates, RICHES OF THE VELD is an educational film that gives a rosy portrait of South Africa in the era before apartheid ended. Directed by Bill Colleran, the movie vividly showcases the immense mineral and agricultural wealth of the nation, and includes a visit to the Kimberly Diamond mines. The film features shots of Johannesburg, Kimberly and Cape Town, and also shows a gold refinery and gold mine, vineyards, orange groves, and cattle ranches in the rich Veld. The Veld, also spelled veldt, is a type of wide open rural landscape in Southern Africa. Particularly, it is a flat area covered in grass or low scrub, especially in the countries of South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia. A certain sub-tropical woodland ecoregion of Southern Africa has been officially defined as the Bushveld by the World Wide Fund for Nature. Trees are found only in a few places—frost, fire, and grazing animals allow grass to grow but prevent the growth of trees. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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The World's Top 7 Biggest Diamond Mines 7. Jubilee 6. Udachny 5. Mir 4. Argyle 3. Catoca 2. Venetia 1. Grib ======================= diamond source expensive diamonds crater of diamonds biggest diamond in the world most expensive diamond largest diamond in the world diamond and diamond most expensive jewelry where are diamonds found diamond mines in india large diamond rings star of africa diamond mines in africa diamond mines in canada diamond mines in south africa kimberley diamond mine diamond mines in usa ======================= Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/Mega-News-1728374423845386/ Twitter ► https://twitter.com/meganews77 Google+ ► https://plus.google.com/113281215443356264322 Tumblr ► https://meganews77.tumblr.com/ Pinterest ► https://pinterest.com/meganews77/ Reddit ► https://www.reddit.com/user/MegaNews77/ Linkedin ► https://www.linkedin.com/in/mega-news-858b93137 LiveJournal ► http://meganews77.livejournal.com/ Please Like & Subscribe Mega News https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0P4_2nrwEMw2A1TCsfQYdg https://youtu.be/ljz_FNtCq24
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Unissued / Unused material. Diamond mining in Oranjemund, South West Africa. Aerial shot Oranjemund. Various shots massive conveyor machines. Pan along conveyor belts at mining building. Interior MS sorting machines. MS large earth moving machine. MS group of people looking on. Various shots excavator as it digs up the earth and deposits it in a lorry. Various shots rotary excavator at work. Various shots Harry Oppenheimer addressing a meeting. CU stones passing along conveyor belt where they are being washed. MS two workmen sorting the stones. MS mine buildings. CU large pile of diamonds on table including three large stones. FILM ID:3014.17 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
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Deep within the bowels of the Earth, workers are toiling away in one of South Africa’s most famous diamond mines. But while it may seem like just another day on the job, the miners are about to find something extraordinary. Something so extraordinary, in fact, that no scientist has ever seen above the ground – and that’s despite one of the most common minerals on the planet. The world around us might seem very familiar, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t still hold secrets. Sometimes, those secrets even manage to creep out into the light. This is one of those cases, and it’s a story that delves 400 miles into the crust of the Earth. It’s a tale of jewels and incredible pressure. And it’s unearthed something that no scientist has ever laid eyes on before. It all starts with a diamond. The Cullinan Diamond Mine, also known as the Premier Mine, is one of the most famous mines in the world – and for very good reason. You see, in 1905, a record-breaking diamond was discovered there. Named in honor of the mine’s chairman, the Cullinan Diamond is still the biggest rough diamond of gem-quality that has ever been found. ----------------------------------- STORY LINK: https://www.nollygrio.com ------------------------------------ CONNECT WITH US: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nollygrionews Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/nollygrio On the web: http://www.nollygrio.com For inquiries, please contact: [email protected] ------------------------------------ VIDEO CREDITS: Background Music: Audioblocks: https://www.audioblocks.com Day 7: https://soundcloud.com/day7official Footages: https://www.videoblocks.com -----Audio by Scott Leffler: scottleffler.com ------------------------------------ #nollygrio #nollygriomystery #nollygriodiscovery
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Philip Barton, Chief Executive Officers of De Beers Consolidated Mines, gives Laura Cornish, Editor of Mining Review Africa, his thoughts on the future of diamond mining in southern Africa.
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Proof that diamonds are getting harder to find can be seen in the South African bush, where one of the world's largest mining companies is spending $2 billion USD tunnelling beneath a vast open-pit mine. De Beers has spent 25 years digging a 450-metre deep by one-kilometre wide hole to access diamond-rich rock from the surface at the Venetia mine, close to the border with Zimbabwe and Botswana. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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1. Tracking shot in the corridor of the Diamond Centre 2. Various set up shots of Ernest Blom, President of World Federation of Diamond Bourses, evaluating a diamond 3. SOUNDBITE (English): Ernest Blom, President of World Federation of Diamond Bourses: "Put this into perspective, this is a Cullinan diamond. The Cullinan diamond was 3,100 plus carats and it was the biggest and largest gem quality diamond ever found and ever has been found. If this diamond in fact exists and it's a six-thousand carat diamond, you can imagine A: how big it is and how priceless it would be if it is a gem-quality diamond. What I am intrigued about as a diamantier, is actually to go along and have look at the diamond, have look at the colour, have look at the purity and to hold something as unique as that, if it's true, in my hands." 4. Set up of Two point Five group Chairman Brett Jolly 5. SOUNDBITE (English): Brett Jolly, Group Chairman,Two point Five: "About that. (Picks up a glass ashtray to indicate size). That should give you a fairly good idea. It's sort of there (indicates with one hand over ashtray). The picture that I've got, it's sort of a light green colour and there's a cell phone by the side of it . I've got the picture here actually. It's sort of yeah, about that. (Holds up cell phone and ashtray)." 6. Cutaway of Brett's Hands 7. SOUNDBITE (English): Brett Jolly, Group Chairman,Two point Five: "Totally, absolutely, totally unbelievable. The Cape Times got the story, I don't know if you know that, yesterday, and apparently they phoned the Diamond Commission and an unnamed person in the Diamond Commission said 'highly unbelievable'. And I said to my friend it's not highly unbelievable, it's bloody impossible, you just don't expect this type of thing." 8. Close-up of the picture taken of the diamond 9. Jolly on the phone 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Brett Jolly, Group Chairman,Two point Five: "I am a property developer and obviously it's nice to have a big stone that's worth a great deal of money. But it is not going to change our lives overnight. The thing needs to follow its due process and in terms of the current law, it must be reported to the relevant authorities, it must go to the mining commission and so on, so there's a whole process. And I think people are trying to maybe rush that process in terms of a few hours when in actual fact it's probably a few days if not a week, to get the whole thing done the way it should be done." 11. Set up of Jewelry Council of South Africa Executive Director Leslie Milner 12. SOUNDBITE (English): Leslie Milner, Executive Director, Jewelry Council of South Africa: "It seems to be a perfect octahedral shape, the colour seems to have a greenish tinge which we do see in diamonds. They are a common thing which you do see. But just my gut feeling is the shape is too good to be true, it seems such a perfect shape. But without actually seeing the stone I can't really comment. I would love to see it, I'd love to see the real thing. If it is a real diamond it would be something really amazing." 13. Various of charts on wall displaying types and different cuts of diamonds STORYLINE: Mystery surrounds reports on Tuesday of a diamond twice the size of the world's largest stone apparently unearthed by a small South African mining company, with industry experts saying the claim still needs to be verified. Brett Jolly, property developer and shareholder of the unnamed mining company, said the stone of about 7,000 carats was found at their operation in the North-West province on Monday afternoon. "Totally, absolutely, totally unbelievable," said Jolly, looking a bit shell-shocked. Experts who talked to AP Television said it would be an incredible discovery if true. Keyword-wacky You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/bb62d6d03aedd6b24793dce001e51e21 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Diamonds are Namibia's biggest source of income. However the number of precious stones under the Namibia desert is dwindling. Now, diamond mining giant De Beers has developed a pioneering diamond boat, that can pluck the stones from under the Atlantic Ocean. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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The Black Diamond Mine - one of the oldest mines in the region - is so old that its early history has been mostly lost to time. However, it is believed that the site was originally discovered by a group of Chilean miners. It has a fairly unique structure in that it is a vertical shaft plunging down into the Black Diamond Ridge and four separate and distinct tunnels intersect with the shaft at varying levels down the face of the ridge. Picture an "E" with an extra leg sticking out and you'll have the rough idea.To see inside the lower levels, follow the link below for the video of our return visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBX-hSHCG88
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Top 10: Biggest Diamond Mines in the World The top ten world largest diamond mines by measurable reserves contain more than one billion carats of recoverable diamonds. 10. Botuobinskaya (Russia) 9. Orapa (Africa) 8. Jwaneng (Africa) 7. Grib (Russia) 6. Venetia (South Africa) 5. Catoca (Africa) 4. Argyle (Australia) 3. Mir (Russia) 2. Udachny (Russia) 1. Jubilee (Russia) THANK YOU FOR WATCHING Source: http://www.mining-technology.com/features/feature-the-worlds-top-10-biggest-diamond-mines/ -- IF YOU LIKE THIS VIDEO DON'T FORGET TO LIKE & SUBSCRIBE --- Share this on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1nmumIk Share this on Twitter: http://ctt.ec/07329 Follow Diamancia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DiamanciaIsrael See Articles by Diamancia here : http://www.diamancia.com/
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A rare blue diamond, weighing in at just under 30 carats was found recently in the Cullinan mine in South Africa, that is owned by Petra Diamonds. A rare blue diamond, weighing in at just under 30 carats was found recently in the Cullinan mine in South Africa, that is owned by Petra Diamonds. According to professional analyst Cailey Barker, the diamond could be worth between 15 to 20 million dollars at auction. A 25 point 5 carat blue diamond from the same mine sold for just under 17 million dollars last year. Chief executive of Petra Diamonds, Johan Dippenaar is quoted as saying: "By some margin ... this is probably the most significant stone we've ever, in terms of blue stones, recovered. The stones in the last year or so are selling well above $2 million per carat." The blue diamond is reportedly about the size of an acorn. The mine where the blue diamond was found is also the site where the largest rough gem ever found, known as the Cullinan Diamond, was recovered in 1905. That stone originally weighed just over 31 hundred carats, but was cut into two pieces called the First and Second Star of Africa that are now part of the British Crown Jewels collection.
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The Central African Republic is one of the poorest countries in the world, but it is also rich in natural resources. One of the official mining sectors has collapsed amid the country’s ongoing conflict, and now both sides are benefitting from the illicit trade of gold and diamonds. Clashes over control of the many mines have also created religious tension in places where there previously had been none. VICE News traveled to mines located in the heart of the Central African Republic to see how the battle over natural resources is playing out in one of the world’s most violent conflicts. Watch "The Human Cost of War in the Central African Republic" - http://bit.ly/15xC4L2 Watch "War in the Central African Republic" - http://bit.ly/1Ao5Qdx Read "UN Peacekeeper Released Hours After Being Kidnapped in the Central African Republic" - http://bit.ly/1Enj8O7 Read "Violence Escalates in Central African Republic as Thousands of Muslims Remain Trapped in the Country" - http://bit.ly/1yrNFpl Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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English/Nat Mining experts from around the world have begun meeting in Pretoria for a conference which they hope will result in African governments agreeing to legislate against trade in "blood diamonds" which benefits wars and rebel groups in Africa. The three-day conference, is the last in a series of meetings held throughout the international diamond world. It coincides with an increase in a new world conscience in the diamond trade. The United Nations has already placed a ban on diamonds originating from war-torn Sierra Leone which find their way onto the world market through other countries. That country was represented by its Deputy Director of Mines Usman Boie Kamara who announced his country would soon implement its own measures against "conflict diamonds". SOUNDBITE: (English) "Within the next week or so we hope to have our own certification regime in place and we would then apply to the UN to lift the sanctions on the exportation of diamonds using this certification regime which we would then have in place." SUPERCAPTION: Deputy Director of Mines in Sierra Leone, Usman Boie Kamara SOUNDBITE: (English): "I am extremely confident that it will be achieved because we have all the role players in the diamond industry worldwide as well as all the governments of Africa and Southern Africa getting together to combat it with a common cause and that is to promote the use of diamonds for the prosperity and benefit of all the peoples of Africa." SUPERCAPTION: Ernest Blom, Executive member of the World Diamond Council You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/cb54fa995b808a489348eb99e6fd13d5 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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