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September 7, 2021

World’s ten largest diamond mines in 2020

By Carmen

Here are the ten largest diamond mines by production across the world in 2020, according to GlobalData’s mining database.

1. Jwaneng Mine

The Jwaneng Mine is a surface mine situated in Kgalagadi District, Botswana. Owned by Government of Botswana , the greenfield mine produced an estimated 18,725 thousand carats of diamond in 2020. The mine will operate until 2036.

2. Kao Mine

Located in Butha-Buthe, Lesotho, the Kao Mine is owned by Namakwa Diamonds . The surface mine produced an estimated 12,384 thousand carats of diamond in 2020. The mine will operate until 2034.

3. Orapa Mine

The Orapa Mine is a surface mine located in Central District, Botswana. Owned by Government of Botswana , the greenfield mine produced an estimated 9,021 thousand carats of diamond in 2020. The mine will operate until 2036.

4. Catoca Mine

Owned by ALRO SA, the Catoca Mine is a surface mine situated in Lunda Sul, Angola. The greenfield mine produced an estimated 7,372 thousand carats of diamond in 2020. The expected mine closure date is 2037.

5. Gahcho Kue Project

The Gahcho Kue Project is a surface mine situated in Northwest Territories, Canada. Owned by Mountain Province Diamonds , the greenfield mine produced an estimated 6,518 thousand carats of diamond in 2020. The mine is expected to operate until 2030.

6. Diavik Mine

The Diavik Mine is an underground mine situated in Northwest Territories, Canada. Owned by Rio Tinto , the brownfield mine produced an estimated 6,218 thousand carats of diamond in 2020. The mine will operate until 2025.

7. Jubilee Mine

Located in Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Russia, the Jubilee Mine is owned by ALRO SA. The surface mine produced an estimated 6,209 thousand carats of diamond in 2020. The mine will operate until 2030.

8. Superkolong Project

The Superkolong Project is a surface mine located in Northern Cape, South Africa. Owned by Batla Minerals , the brownfield mine produced an estimated 4,412 thousand carats of diamond in 2020.

9. Udachny Mine

Owned by ALRO SA, the Udachny Mine is an underground mine situated in Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Russia. The greenfield mine produced an estimated 4,143 thousand carats of diamond in 2020. The expected mine closure date is 2037.

10. Vladimir Grib Project

The Vladimir Grib Project is a surface mine situated in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. Owned by Otkritie Holding , the greenfield mine produced an estimated 3,931 thousand carats of diamond in 2020. The mine is expected to operate until 2033.

Methodology: This information is drawn from GlobalData’s mines and projects database, which tracks all operating and developing mines and projects globally. Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.

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