According to GlobalData, there are more than 131 diamond mines in operation globally. GlobalData tracks and profiles over 33,000 mines and projects from early exploration to closure, across more than 150 countries and more than 100 commodities. Buy the latest mine-site profiles here.

The following are the ten largest diamond mines by production across the world in 2022, 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 13.5 million carats of diamond in 2022. The mine will operate until 2036. Buy the profile here.

2. Kao Mine

Located in Butha-Buthe, Lesotho, the Kao Mine is owned by Namakwa Diamonds. The surface mine produced an estimated 13.34 million carats of diamond in 2022. The mine will operate until 2034. Buy the profile here.

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 8.85 million carats of diamond in 2022. The mine will operate until 2036. Buy the profile here.

4. Venetia Mine

Owned by Anglo American Plc, the Venetia Mine is a surface and underground mine situated in Limpopo, South Africa. The greenfield mine produced an estimated 5.83 million carats of diamond in 2022. The expected mine closure date is 2046. Buy the profile here.

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 5.52 million carats of diamond in 2022. The mine is expected to operate until 2030. Buy the profile here.

6. Ekati Diamond Mine

The Ekati Diamond Mine is a surface and underground mine situated in Northwest Territories, Canada. Owned by Arctic Canadian Diamond, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 5 million carats of diamond in 2022. The mine will operate until 2028. Buy the profile here.

7. Jubilee Mine

Located in Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Russia, the Jubilee Mine is owned by ALRO. The surface mine produced an estimated 4.99 million carats of diamond in 2022. The mine will operate until 2030. Buy the profile here.

8. Diavik Mine

The Diavik Mine is an underground mine located in Northwest Territories, Canada. Owned by Rio Tinto, the brownfield mine produced an estimated 4.28 million carats of diamond in 2022. The mine will operate until 2025. Buy the profile here.

9. Udachny Mine

Owned by ALRO, the Udachny Mine is an underground mine situated in Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Russia. The greenfield mine produced an estimated 3.74 million carats of diamond in 2022. The expected mine closure date is 2037. Buy the profile here.

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 3.35 million carats of diamond in 2022. The mine is expected to operate until 2033. Buy the profile here.

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