The wordwide largest diamond-bearing Kimberlite mines

--- An overview with images ---

       

Canada
Ekati, Diavik, Gahcho Kue, Victor, Renard, Snap Lake, Jericho

 Ekati & Diavik mines

Ekati-S (?)

Ekati-SE (?)

6429'45"N / 11014'22"W

Diavik-Central pits <------> underground mine (both actively)

6443'23"N / 11036'49"W

Ekati-Central pits <---------->underground mine (both actively)

6559'53"N / 11128'53"W

Jericho pit (suspended)

6231'01"N / 11421'17"W

Snap Lake (canceled)

6326'07"N / 10911'59"W

Gahcho Kue pit (actively)

5249'10"N / 8353'06"W

Victor pit (actively)

 

5259'05"N / 7212'11"W

Renard pit (actively)

 

Russia
Sibiria: Mir and 11 others
Archangelsk:
Grib, Lomonossov (Archangelskaya, Karpinskogo)

 
Sibiria: Daldyn-Alakit Field

 

 

6626'03"N / 11219'11"E

Udachnaya pit --------> underground mine (actively)

Photo not found

6625'24"N /11240'27"E

Zarnitsa pit (actively)

6609'58"N / 11140'59"E

Sytikanskaya pit (suspended ?)

Photo not found

Photo not found

 6559'60"N / 11113'45"E

Jubileyskaya pit (actively ?)

6600'43"N / 11142'12"E

Komsomolskaya pit (actively)

 Photo not found

 6555'36"N / 11129'42"E

Aykhal pit ------> underground mine (actively)

6227'58"N / 11357'05"E

 Zarya pit (suspended)

 
Sibiria: Malo-Botuoba Field

 

 

6231'38'N / 11359''39"E

Mir pit -------> underground mine (actively)

Photo not found

6227'22'N / 11342'27"E

Internationalnaya pit --------> underground mine (actively)

 622707N / 1134607E

Dachnaya pit (suspended)

 
Sibiria: Sredne-Markhinsky Field





6500'07"N / 11703'18"E

Botuobinskaya pit (actively)

6501'32"N / 11704'53"E

Nyurbinskaya pit (actively)

 

 Arkhangelsk Region





6517'29"N / 4101'01"E

Grib pit (actively)

6530'27"N / 4125'25"E

Arkhangelskaya & Karpinskogo (actively)

South Africa
RSA: Kimberley's: Big Hole, Bultfontain, Dutoitspan, Wesselton; Cullinan, Koffiefontein, Jagersfontain, Finsch, Venetia, Voorspoed
Lesotho: Letseng, Kao, Lighobong
Botswana
: Orapa, Karowe, BK11, Letlakahane, Damtshaa, Jwaneng, Ghaghoo, Lerala
Zimbabwe: Murowa
Tanzania: Mwadui (Williamson)
Angola: Catoca, Camatchia, Camutue
Serra Leone: Koidu

 R.S.A.

Kimberley holes -----> underground mines

Dutoitspan hole
2845'37"S / 2447'56"E

Bultfontein hole
2846'07"S / 2447'30"E

Wesselton hole
2846'02"S / 2449'46"E

"Big Hole"
2844'21"S / 2445'31"E

Photo not found

2844'20"S / 2446'34"E

De Beers pit (suspended ?)

2823'08"S / 2326'42"E

Finch pit --------> underground mine

2946'40"S / 2524'13"E

 Jagersfontein hole ---------->underground mine

2924'53"S / 2459'31"E

Koffiefontein pit ---------> underground mine

2540'31"S / 2830'51"E

Cullinan hole ------>underground mine

2226'01"S / 2919'14"E

Venetia pit <---------->underground mine (both actively)

 

2724'01"S / 2711'51"E

Voorspoed pit (suspended)

 

 Lesotho

2900'24"S / 2851'46"E

Letseng pit (actively)

2901'29"S / 2837'46"E

Kao pit (actively)

 

2858'27"S /  2848'12"E

Lighobong pits (suspended)

 

 Botswana

 2131'12"S / 2541'20"E

Letlakahane pit (actively)

2442'02"S / 2442'02"E

Jwaneng pit (actively)

2118'32"S / 2522'08"E

Orapa pit (actively)

2118'37"S / 2531'60"E

Damtshaa pits (actively)

21311'14"S / 2541'20"E

Karowe/AK6 pit (actively)

2237'12"S / 2446'15"E

Ghaghoo pit (suspended ?)

2128'10"S / 2530'29"E

BK11 pit (suspended ?)

2246'46"S / 2746'16"E

Lerala pit (reactivated ?)

 Angola, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Serra Leone




Photo not found

 0924'13"S / 2018'04"W

Angola: Catoca pit (actively)

 0857'20"S / 2028'26"W

Angola: Camatchia (actively ?)

0825'38"S / 2048'4"W

Angola: Camutue pit (actively)

0331'17"S / 3336''25"E

Tanzania: Mwadui/Williamson pit (actively)

2029'41S / 3024'07"E

Zimbabwe: Murowa pits <----> underground mine (both actively ?)

0837'59"N / 1058'00"W

Serra Leone: Koidu pits (actively)

Australia

1643'13"S / 12823'06"E

Argyle pit  -------> underground mine

1733'53"S / 12451'23"E

Ellendale pit (suspended)

Merlin-North pits
1648'17"S / 13619'58"E

Merlin-Central pits
1649'28"S / 13620'37"E

Merlin-South pits
1651'11"S / 13620'19"E

Merlin pits (new activities)

India

Aerial view not available

2438'35"N / 8001'58"E'

Panna pit (actively)

~2420'N / ~7917'E

Bunder (canceled)

China

 

Aerial view not available

3520'57"N / 11732'24"E

701 Changma pit <-------->underground mine (actively)

 

Wafangdian pits <--------->underground (actively)