• Diamond Mining - How are diamonds mined and formed? Documentary Film

    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 face-centered cubic crystal structure called a diamond lattice. Ruby is less secure than graphite, yet the conversion rate from ruby to graphite is negligible at typical problems. Diamond is renowned as a material with outstanding physical high qualities, the majority of which stem from the strong covalent bonding between its atoms. Specifically, ruby has the highest solidity and thermal conductivity of any type of mass material. Those properties figure out the major industrial application of diamond in cutting and polishing tools and the scientific applications in diamond blades and ruby anvil cells. A...

    published: 02 Mar 2015
  • Diamond Mining in Sierra Leone

    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

    published: 30 Jun 2012
  • Diamond Hill Mine Documented Crystal Pocket Dec. 2015

    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

    published: 28 Mar 2016
  • How Do They Mine Diamonds?

    HOW DO THEY DO IT? Mondays 9:30p on Science In the world of diamond mining, everything starts with a bang. Thousands of tons of rock are blasted each day in order to reach diamonds that form 93 miles below ground. Watch full episodes of your favorite Science shows: http://www.sciencechannelgo.com We rarely consider many of the objects that make up the modern world--elevators, carpets, helicopters, breast implants, street lights, and more. Go behind the scenes to do the things, and make the things that form the modern world. Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Check out the all new Seeker.com: http://www.seeker.com/

    published: 29 Aug 2016
  • Diamond Mining: Inside Earth's Gigantic Holes

    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.

    published: 02 Oct 2013
  • Diamond Mining in Arkansas: 12-Year-Old Finds 5.16-Carat Diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds

    Diamond found by Michael Dettlaff in Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds may be worth thousands of dollars. For more on this story, click here: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/55-carat-diamond-temporary-view-nyc-19651103

    published: 12 Aug 2013
  • Diamond Mining in Panna, India

    A brief tour of the complex organisation of diamond mining in central India

    published: 26 Nov 2016
  • 6 Most Valuable Gemstones Ever Found

    These gemstones are the most valuable ever found. Surprisingly it's not just expensive diamonds that made the list! Ever heard of jadeite for instance...? Subscribe to World5List http://goo.gl/cpJSA6 Find us on... -- http://www.boredbadger.com -- http://www.facebook.com/world5list Have you ever dug up your garden only to uncover a ten thousand dollar diamond? Us either. While that’s unlikely to happen to the average Joe, it’s definitely happened. Join us as we unearth some of the most valuable gemstones that were found in the most peculiar ways! Rare Gem or Paperweight? Imagine you were attending a garage sale or a comic-con convention and you saw a stack of money being used as a paperweight. A bit ridiculous, right? Well that’s kind of what happened to mineral dealer Morgan Sonsthage...

    published: 26 Nov 2016
  • National Geographic - $400 Million Dollar Emerald HD

    $400 Million Emerald Mystery It has a complicated and unfathomable history - will the authorities ever find an owner for the Bahia Emerald -- or will it prove just too powerful to shift? Find out in $400 Million Emerald Mystery and explore the gemstone's colourful history and analyse the different claims over it. The unearthing of what may be the world's largest emerald in Brazil is a truly remarkable story, but the staggering eight-way battle for its ownership is almost too astonishing to believe. Found in a Bahia mine in 2001, the remarkable stone, valued at $400 million, has since endured a bizarre odyssey, from an abandoned petrol station in San Jose to a submerged vault in Hurricane Katrina-ravaged New Orleans. With the gemstone trade a world of mystery and intrigue, the 840lb (381Kg)...

    published: 19 Mar 2013
  • Top 10 Biggest Diamond Mines in the World 2015

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    published: 03 Jul 2015
  • The Black Diamond Mine

    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

    published: 07 Jul 2015
  • The Start of the 2016 Herkimer Diamond Mining Season

    published: 02 Jan 2016
  • Paradise Falls New York - Herkimer Diamond mining.

    Good times digging Herkimer Diamonds with my buds Shawn Boyle, Robby Shaver and Nick Flanagan. via YouTube Capture

    published: 17 Oct 2015
  • Mirny Mine - World's Biggest Diamond Mine, Russia

    Mirny mine is a former open pit diamond mine located in Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia. This mine is 525 meters deep which made it 4th Deepest mine in the world with a diameter of 1,200 meter and is the second largest excavated hole in the world, after Bingham Canyon Mine. Now this Diamond mine is inactive, while it was operational it was taking two hours for trucks to drive from the top to the bottom of the mine. The diamond-bearing deposit was discovered on June 13, 1955 by Soviet geologists Yuri Khabardin, Ekaterina Elagina and Viktor Avdeenko during the large Amakinsky Expedition in Yakut ASSR. They found traces of volcanic rock kimberlite which are usually associated with diamonds. This finding was the first success in the search for kimberlite in Russia, after numerous failed expedi...

    published: 27 Jul 2015
  • Best Herkimer Diamond Find Ever By American Geode

    Mining for the New York state mineral Herkimer Diamond, and we hit the jackpot. Contact us at http://www.americangeode.com/events.php for more photos, stories, and gem and mineral show announcements and news. Now the source and formation of Herkimer Diamonds is of particular interest to us here at American Geode because the Herkimer Diamond was formed in "pockets" not unlike the pockets that formed geodes. Most quartz crystals grow, over the course of millions of years attached to a matrix, attached to the surrounding rock or stone. So in those formations only one end of the quartz crystal grows to its point. With Herkimer Diamonds forming inside pockets, freed from the surrounding matrix stone, they grow points on both ends. The Herkimer Diamond began forming nearly 500 million years ago...

    published: 26 May 2014
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  • The Diamond process from the Mine to the Market

    Learn about the diamond manufacturing process from the mine to market. http://www.DiamondonNet.com/

    published: 18 Jul 2008
  • Pay $8 to mine your own diamonds?

    The only public diamond mine in the world is in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. More than 100,000 diamonds have been found in the Crater of Diamonds State Park. CNNMoney's Vanessa Yurkevich went digging for one.

    published: 02 Apr 2015
  • Diamond Mining - How are diamonds mined and formed Full Documentary Video!

    published: 16 Feb 2016
  • Mining Diamonds From the Street

    I recover diamonds that came off of the saws used to cut the pavement.

    published: 30 Sep 2015
  • Top 10 World's Largest Diamond Mines

    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/

    published: 15 May 2016
  • Argyle Mine : Diamonds In The Rough

    Documentary about the world's largest producer of the natural diamonds - the Argyle diamond mine in the Kimberley Ranges, North Western Australia, and it's relationship with the local indigenous peoples (Argyle Mine Lease). Offers an interesting insight on the potential benefits a mining project can have on the community (when the focus can be often just on the environmental damage).

    published: 27 Oct 2015
  • Artisanal Diamond mining

    This is how artisanal diamond mining works near villages. Dam up the river, pump out the water, dig out all the gravel you possibly can...then you get to sift through all of it!

    published: 03 Aug 2009
  • Mine Exploring: The Diamond Mine Part 3 - LHD Discovery!

    The rehabbed lower workings were interesting, but at the top of the raise, we’re getting into some really interesting sections of this abandoned mine... These “interesting sections” start right out with the discovery of an LHD (Load-Haul-Dump) seemingly forgotten underground. I was absolutely staggered to discover it there as I certainly did not expect to see such a large piece of machinery at the top of a raise that was not much bigger than I am. I believe this LHD was brought underground by a mining company that operated this mine up until the 1990s. The small workshop near the LHD and the rehab work in this part of the mine seem to date to around this time as well. On a separate trip, we were exploring around some old bunkhouses and a modern workshop on the surface (locked up or I would...

    published: 15 Nov 2017
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Diamond Mining - How are diamonds mined and formed? Documentary Film

Diamond Mining - How are diamonds mined and formed? Documentary Film

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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 face-centered cubic crystal structure called a diamond lattice. Ruby is less secure than graphite, yet the conversion rate from ruby to graphite is negligible at typical problems. Diamond is renowned as a material with outstanding physical high qualities, the majority of which stem from the strong covalent bonding between its atoms. Specifically, ruby has the highest solidity and thermal conductivity of any type of mass material. Those properties figure out the major industrial application of diamond in cutting and polishing tools and the scientific applications in diamond blades and ruby anvil cells. As a result of its exceptionally stiff lattice, it could be polluted by really few kinds of contaminations, such as boron and nitrogen. Percentages of defects or impurities (concerning one per million of lattice atoms) shade ruby blue (boron), yellow (nitrogen), brownish (lattice problems), environment-friendly (radiation direct exposure), purple, pink, red or orange. Diamond also has reasonably high optical dispersion (ability to disperse light of various colors). WILD LIFE DOCUMENTARIES - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL89NZer-bHII0dQDT30T4lN6qGy8f3Ndm RELIGION DOCUMENTARY - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL89NZer-bHIIApKOXifEvgHoQxXeoewaR HISTORY DOCUMENTARY - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL89NZer-bHIIFtbbgSotwgkwCduxG1YlK ADVENTURE DOCUMENTARY - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL89NZer-bHIJ_fsqbIakXabFf44jPBm-E HEALTH AND MEDICINE DOCUMENTARY - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL89NZer-bHILBMJN0wvBfAsDVXzz0GEIH PEOPLE DOCUMENTARY - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL89NZer-bHILcEazOCor7wbrXTIn3gNkX TECHNOLOGY DOCUMENTARY - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL89NZer-bHIK8tVs-9jdosdco5hbQQl6n SUPERNATURAL DOCUMENTARY - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL89NZer-bHIIraIeCulhClPA004pED-Vg World Geographic Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/TheWorldgeographicch Follow us : http://worldgeographicchannel.blogspot.com/ http://worlddocumentarychannel.blogspot.com/ http://documentarychannelhd.blogspot.com/ http://amazingdocumentaryfilms.blogspot.com/ http://topamazingdocumentaries.blogspot.com/ http://bestdocumentarychannel.blogspot.com/ http://top-documentaryfilms.blogspot.com/ Tags: Diamond Mines History, Diamond Mines Documentary, Diamond Mines Documentaries, Diamond Mines Full Documentary, Diamond Mines Documentary Films, History of Diamond Mines, Diamond Mines, The Diamond Mines History, The Diamond Mines Documentary, The Diamond Mines Documentaries, The Diamond Mines Full Documentary, The Diamond Mines Documentary Films, The History of Diamond Mines, The Diamond Mines,
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Diamond Mining in Sierra Leone

Diamond Mining in Sierra Leone

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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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Diamond Hill Mine Documented Crystal Pocket Dec. 2015

Diamond Hill Mine Documented Crystal Pocket Dec. 2015

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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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How Do They Mine Diamonds?

How Do They Mine Diamonds?

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HOW DO THEY DO IT? Mondays 9:30p on Science In the world of diamond mining, everything starts with a bang. Thousands of tons of rock are blasted each day in order to reach diamonds that form 93 miles below ground. Watch full episodes of your favorite Science shows: http://www.sciencechannelgo.com We rarely consider many of the objects that make up the modern world--elevators, carpets, helicopters, breast implants, street lights, and more. Go behind the scenes to do the things, and make the things that form the modern world. Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Check out the all new Seeker.com: http://www.seeker.com/
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Diamond Mining: Inside Earth's Gigantic Holes

Diamond Mining: Inside Earth's Gigantic Holes

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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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Diamond Mining in Arkansas: 12-Year-Old Finds 5.16-Carat Diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds

Diamond Mining in Arkansas: 12-Year-Old Finds 5.16-Carat Diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds

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Diamond found by Michael Dettlaff in Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds may be worth thousands of dollars. For more on this story, click here: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/55-carat-diamond-temporary-view-nyc-19651103
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Diamond Mining in Panna, India

Diamond Mining in Panna, India

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A brief tour of the complex organisation of diamond mining in central India
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6 Most Valuable Gemstones Ever Found

6 Most Valuable Gemstones Ever Found

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These gemstones are the most valuable ever found. Surprisingly it's not just expensive diamonds that made the list! Ever heard of jadeite for instance...? Subscribe to World5List http://goo.gl/cpJSA6 Find us on... -- http://www.boredbadger.com -- http://www.facebook.com/world5list Have you ever dug up your garden only to uncover a ten thousand dollar diamond? Us either. While that’s unlikely to happen to the average Joe, it’s definitely happened. Join us as we unearth some of the most valuable gemstones that were found in the most peculiar ways! Rare Gem or Paperweight? Imagine you were attending a garage sale or a comic-con convention and you saw a stack of money being used as a paperweight. A bit ridiculous, right? Well that’s kind of what happened to mineral dealer Morgan Sonsthagen. Sonsthagen was attending the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show when he came across a table using a beautiful pinkish-orange rock as a paperweight. Diamond in the Rough During a dig in Russia’s Udachnaya diamond mine, miners discovered a rock with two unusual characteristics - a red and green hue and, oh, 30,000 miniature diamonds. Since the diamonds were so small, they couldn’t be made into jewelry, but the team donated it to science to see if someone could unearth how this rare stone came to be. Finders Keepers America hosts a few mining sites where amateur miners and tourists can search for precious gems. That’s just what Bobbie Oskarson did one day. Originating from Longmont, Colorado, this tourist took a trip to Arkansas, home of the Crater of Diamonds State Park. Turning Rocks into Riches One family of diggers turned their fun hobby into mind-blowing headlines. W. Renn Adams’s family took up the hobby of digging on the family farm to look for interesting, and hopefully valuable, gemstones. The hobby even turned into a business when the family charged the public to dig by hand in the 70s and 80s. After retiring, Adams continued the tradition, but like the generations before, he never found anything with real value. Historic Eruption While this next gemstone is not a huge money-maker due to its rarity, its unique discovery lead to the creation of a large niche in the gemstone market. Volcanoes are infamous for the damage they cause, but a volcanic eruption is what lead to the discovery of one of the most beautiful gemstones ever found. Mount St. Helens, located in Skamania County, Washington, was said to be a dormant volcano where tourists and locals like gather to gawk at its beauty. Big Beauty While the last five treasures we discussed were impressive, we’ve saved the best for last. Just this past October, the mother of all finds was unearthed in Burma. A team of government-employed Burmese miners were working in a mine in Kachin State and simply doing what miners do, searching for precious, valuable gemstones to bring to the man. That’s when they stumbled across a monster of a stone, which turned out to be a nearly 200-ton, 14-foot-high-by-19-foot-long beautiful jade boulder.
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National Geographic - $400 Million Dollar Emerald HD

National Geographic - $400 Million Dollar Emerald HD

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$400 Million Emerald Mystery It has a complicated and unfathomable history - will the authorities ever find an owner for the Bahia Emerald -- or will it prove just too powerful to shift? Find out in $400 Million Emerald Mystery and explore the gemstone's colourful history and analyse the different claims over it. The unearthing of what may be the world's largest emerald in Brazil is a truly remarkable story, but the staggering eight-way battle for its ownership is almost too astonishing to believe. Found in a Bahia mine in 2001, the remarkable stone, valued at $400 million, has since endured a bizarre odyssey, from an abandoned petrol station in San Jose to a submerged vault in Hurricane Katrina-ravaged New Orleans. With the gemstone trade a world of mystery and intrigue, the 840lb (381Kg) specimen has already changed hands in a Sao Paulo car park, been used as collateral in a diamond deal and even shown up on eBay!
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Top 10 Biggest Diamond Mines in the World 2015

Top 10 Biggest Diamond Mines in the World 2015

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The Black Diamond Mine

The Black Diamond Mine

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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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The Start of the 2016 Herkimer Diamond Mining Season

The Start of the 2016 Herkimer Diamond Mining Season

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Paradise Falls New York - Herkimer Diamond mining.

Paradise Falls New York - Herkimer Diamond mining.

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Good times digging Herkimer Diamonds with my buds Shawn Boyle, Robby Shaver and Nick Flanagan. via YouTube Capture
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Mirny Mine - World's Biggest Diamond Mine, Russia

Mirny Mine - World's Biggest Diamond Mine, Russia

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Mirny mine is a former open pit diamond mine located in Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia. This mine is 525 meters deep which made it 4th Deepest mine in the world with a diameter of 1,200 meter and is the second largest excavated hole in the world, after Bingham Canyon Mine. Now this Diamond mine is inactive, while it was operational it was taking two hours for trucks to drive from the top to the bottom of the mine. The diamond-bearing deposit was discovered on June 13, 1955 by Soviet geologists Yuri Khabardin, Ekaterina Elagina and Viktor Avdeenko during the large Amakinsky Expedition in Yakut ASSR. They found traces of volcanic rock kimberlite which are usually associated with diamonds. This finding was the first success in the search for kimberlite in Russia, after numerous failed expeditions of the 1940s and 1950s. For this discovery, in 1957 Khabardin was given the Lenin Prize, which was one of the highest awards in the Soviet Union. The development of the mine had started in 1957 in extremely harsh climate conditions. Seven months of winter per year froze the ground, which made it hard to mine in the winter, but turned into sludge in summer. Buildings had to be raised on piles, so that they would not sink in summer, and the main processing plant had to be built on a better ground found 20 km away from the mine. The winter temperatures were so low that car tires and steel would shatter and oil would freeze. During the winter, the workers used jet engines to thaw and dig out the permafrost or blasted it with dynamite to get access to the underlying kimberlite. The entire mine had to be covered at night to prevent the machinery from freezing.
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Best Herkimer Diamond Find Ever By American Geode

Best Herkimer Diamond Find Ever By American Geode

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Mining for the New York state mineral Herkimer Diamond, and we hit the jackpot. Contact us at http://www.americangeode.com/events.php for more photos, stories, and gem and mineral show announcements and news. Now the source and formation of Herkimer Diamonds is of particular interest to us here at American Geode because the Herkimer Diamond was formed in "pockets" not unlike the pockets that formed geodes. Most quartz crystals grow, over the course of millions of years attached to a matrix, attached to the surrounding rock or stone. So in those formations only one end of the quartz crystal grows to its point. With Herkimer Diamonds forming inside pockets, freed from the surrounding matrix stone, they grow points on both ends. The Herkimer Diamond began forming nearly 500 million years ago in pockets within a sedimentary rock called Dolostone (Dolomite and Limestone). Sedimentary rock, different from its two cousins Igneous rock and Metamorphic rock, is formed by layers of mineral and organic matter under hundreds of million years of pressure. As more layers of mineral and organic matter are deposited, this increases the pressure and weight on the lower and earlier layers of sedimentary rock below. The Dolostone covered Herkimer County during the Cambrian Age, when Herkimer County was also the bottom of the sea that spanned across North America. Now this is the part of the Herkimer Diamond formation that is similar to the way geodes are formed: organic material, plants and sea life would die and be buried under new layers of sedimentary stone. When these plants and other sea life would decompose under the rock, they release gases, and this gas is what formed the "pocket." Evidence of this organic, plant material succumbing to decomposition is clear when you see the black shiny flakes of Anthraxolite that surround or leak from these pockets. Anthraxolite is a carbon compound and by-product formed when organic material breaks down. So as the organic material decayed and broke down it became a gas, trapped below layers of sedimentary stone. Air creates its own pressure inside a substance, so the air pressure was carving out its own cavity from the inside out. These air pockets became the pockets we rockhounds discover as we crumble, break, and peel away layers of the dolostone. Over the course of 200-250 million years the layers of sedimentary rock increased and grew, and this increased the pressure and heat on the buried dolostone. Also inside each of these air pockets were various quartz and carbon elements and other compounds "feeling the heat" from being buried below layers of sedimentary rock. Under this pressure of the sedimentary layers of rock, and the ensuing heat, the quartz and other compounds inside these pockets began to transform themselves. Finally, over the course of 300 million years, the glaciers that sat atop Herkimer County began to melt, and washed away layers of the sedimentary rock, and allowed the compounds and elements inside these pockets to cool down and then crystallize. An important question to answer right now is "why are the Herkimer Diamonds double-terminated?" The answer is that quartz does not adhere to the dolostone, therefore the quartz trapped inside these air pockets did not attach to the surrounding matrix host stone. The process left the quartz crystals free to fully crystallize unattached and allowed both of the ends to grow into fully terminated points. Many Herkimer Diamonds are found as clusters attached to one another. They adhered to one another during their crystal growth formation, but again did not adhere to the dolostone interior of the air pocket. The value of Herkimer Diamonds is determined by size and their opacity or translucence. The larger and more translucent Herkimer Diamonds are worth more to a collector or jeweler than the smaller opaque specimens. Knowing the history and background of the Herkimer Diamond however lends a premium in our opinion when you are considering adding Herkimer Diamonds to your collection. They are not commercially mined due to various New York state laws limiting mining in the state, and most of Herkimer County is being used today by happy grazing cows, sugary apple orchards, tart cherry trees, farms of squash, cabbages and onions, and wine grapes. We have recently gained access to heretofore unmined and barren acres in the Herkimer County area on the same geologic slope and ledge as the traditional Herkimer Diamond mines. We are in consultation right now with the owner about constructing a pole-barn over this new Herkimer mine so we can mine year-round.
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The Diamond process from the Mine to the Market

The Diamond process from the Mine to the Market

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Learn about the diamond manufacturing process from the mine to market. http://www.DiamondonNet.com/
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Pay $8 to mine your own diamonds?

Pay $8 to mine your own diamonds?

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The only public diamond mine in the world is in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. More than 100,000 diamonds have been found in the Crater of Diamonds State Park. CNNMoney's Vanessa Yurkevich went digging for one.
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Diamond Mining - How are diamonds mined and formed Full Documentary Video!

Diamond Mining - How are diamonds mined and formed Full Documentary Video!

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  • Updated: 16 Feb 2016
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Mining Diamonds From the Street

Mining Diamonds From the Street

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I recover diamonds that came off of the saws used to cut the pavement.
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Top 10 World's Largest Diamond Mines

Top 10 World's Largest Diamond Mines

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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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Argyle Mine : Diamonds In The Rough

Argyle Mine : Diamonds In The Rough

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Documentary about the world's largest producer of the natural diamonds - the Argyle diamond mine in the Kimberley Ranges, North Western Australia, and it's relationship with the local indigenous peoples (Argyle Mine Lease). Offers an interesting insight on the potential benefits a mining project can have on the community (when the focus can be often just on the environmental damage).
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Artisanal Diamond mining

Artisanal Diamond mining

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This is how artisanal diamond mining works near villages. Dam up the river, pump out the water, dig out all the gravel you possibly can...then you get to sift through all of it!
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Mine Exploring: The Diamond Mine Part 3 - LHD Discovery!

Mine Exploring: The Diamond Mine Part 3 - LHD Discovery!

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The rehabbed lower workings were interesting, but at the top of the raise, we’re getting into some really interesting sections of this abandoned mine... These “interesting sections” start right out with the discovery of an LHD (Load-Haul-Dump) seemingly forgotten underground. I was absolutely staggered to discover it there as I certainly did not expect to see such a large piece of machinery at the top of a raise that was not much bigger than I am. I believe this LHD was brought underground by a mining company that operated this mine up until the 1990s. The small workshop near the LHD and the rehab work in this part of the mine seem to date to around this time as well. On a separate trip, we were exploring around some old bunkhouses and a modern workshop on the surface (locked up or I would have included it in a video) at a separate location to those featured in the first video (but still connected to the mine) and I found the remains of a large collapsed adit that was almost completely obscured by brush. The brush and the adit appeared to be about twenty years old and the proximity to the modern workshop makes me believe that this is where they drove the LHD down from. Also, the location of the surface buildings seemed to correspond roughly to where I thought we were situated underground. Although, of course, it is possible that they brought the LHD up the raise in pieces. You’ll notice that I leave one branch of the upper workings unexplored. That branch was far, far more significant than I realized at the time, but don’t worry, in the next video I will start heading toward that unexplored section starting from the other side of the mine (literally miles away from where we went in from this side) and I will eventually connect up with where I left off there. As promised, on the way out, I hit the fork that went off to the left and I go up the wooden ladder to the levels above. The raise that was off of the left fork was in the process of being rehabbed as you can see from the recent activity, but I don’t know what the miner’s plan was for this raise. I didn’t see that it ran into the ancient river channel and so it may have been some sort of emergency escape passage or it may have run into the channel higher up and I just didn’t see it. Either way, it seemed like an unfinished project. The levels I hit by following the wooden ladder up were obviously quite old as indicated by the collapses and rotted timbers up there (and may even have been part of another mine). However, the wood in the ladder and in the proximity of the grizzly was new though and so there had been some recent rehab work done in this section. I didn’t see any sign of actual mining though (although I don’t know what was on the other side of that wooden platform that was above me). ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference… You can click here for the full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L If you like these videos on exploring abandoned mines, please subscribe! https://goo.gl/yjPxH1 Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that niche of our history is gone forever. But, guess what? We have fun doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a hundred years, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
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