Diamond Mining in Africa - Mining Africa
Though Africa is the world’s leading producer of diamonds, there are large diamond mining operations in Russia, Canada, and Australia. In 2007, the discovery of the Verkhne-Munskoye diamond field in Russia meant that ALROSA, the Russian-owned diamond mining company , would finally be able to compete against the dominance of South African,Diamond Mining in Africa | Child Labor | Conflict Diamonds,Gold Mining Issues; Labor & Community. Many of the world's diamonds are mined using practices that exploit workers, children, and communities. A million diamond diggers in Africa earn less than a dollar a day. Miners are dying in accidents, child labor is widespread, and corrupt leaders are depriving diamond mining communities of funds badly,Witwatersrand Gold Rush | The Famous South African Gold Mine,A brief overview of the history and development of Witwatersrand, the famous gold mine of South Africa. With photos, facts, and figures about its impact on the growth of the region, the history of precious metals in the area, and the people that have mined the gold from the ground, even up to today.