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Diamond Mining

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Transcript of Diamond Mining

Making Connections Canada's Geography

Diamond Mining
Practices or Methods
By: Kristaa & Chanelle
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Works Cited:
Badkar, Mamta. "The Complete Story of How Diamonds are Mined." Business Insider. 6 August, 2012
http://www.businessinsider.com/how-diamonds-are-mined-2012-8?op=1
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Geography of Canada
- Economic Issues Research Portfolio
- Diamonds first found here
in 1960's; became a major diamond producer in 1998
- In the top 5
largest diamond
producers (as of 2013) and
account for 10% of world's
carat diamonds
MAP OF CANADIAN DIAMOND MINES
What does Canada have to offer?
diamonds are
not forever!
- Diamond mining is a
Primary Industry
- They are non-renewable
resources because they can only
be dug up once
- There are 6 Diamond Mines in
Canada, 1 found in Ontario
Steps to Diamond Mining:
Different Extraction Methods:
Open-pit Mining:
Horizontal & Vertical Marine Mining:
source: Canadian Diamonds Editorial worth magazine by Jackie Caradonio (June 2005)
source: The EKATI diamond mine, located about 310 km northeast of Yellowknife, is now owned by Dominion Diamond Corp. (photo courtesy of Dominion Diamond Corp.)
source: Map by Geology.com and MapResources
the most common way of recovering them; only used if they're near surface
most complex form; method used depends on "nature, shape and size of the kimberlite deposit"
mined from seabed;
- horizontal: flexible hoses bring diamonds to surface
- vertical: large drill bringing diamond, bearing gravel to surface
Underground Mining (Hard-rock):
Top Diamond Producing Countries, 2012
(by value of diamonds produced)
source: slifoxz via YouTube - Discovery: Diamonds
source: slifoxz via YouTube - Discovery: Diamonds
source: slifoxz via YouTube - Discovery: Diamonds
source: DeBeers
source:DeBeers
source: DeBeers
source: raymondleejewelers.net
King, Hobart. "Diamond Mines in Canada." © 2005-2015 Geology.com. http://geology.com/articles/canada-diamond-mines/
King, Hobart. "Which Countries Produce the Most Gem Diamonds?" © 2005-2015 Geology.com. http://geology.com/articles/gem-diamond-map/
Pheng, Steven. "Diamond is a Non Renewable Resource." 13 April, 2014 http://stevepheng.blogspot.ca/2014/04/diamond-is-non-renewable-resource.html
Amount Produced (%)
Sustainability
Air
Soil
Water
Environmental factors affected by Diamond Mining

-The 2 main principles to help make diamond mining a sustainable economy are

A-preserving and restoring the natural environment

B- the positive and negative social and economic impacts are seen attributable because of the negative impacts being reduced.


Threats
-Hardest natural substance
-Form of pure carbon
FACTS
-Precious Stone
-Located all around the world
Alluvial Mining:
- simple tools used to sift through
sand or gravel
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info:
Clark, Bruce. Wallace, John. Earle, Kim "Diamond Mining: Canada's New "Boom" Industry.
Second Edition.
Pearson Education Canada. 2006: 342-347
"Environmental Impact of Natural Diamonds" AOTC. http://aotc.com/real/eco-friendly
Anderson, Anna-Mieke. "Environmental Impact." The Greener Diamond and MiaDonna &Co.
http://thegreenerdiamond.org/conflict-diamonds-2/environmental-impact/

"DIAMOND MINING AND THE ENVIRONMENT FACT SHEET." World Diamond Council http://www.diamondfacts.org/pdfs/media/media_resources/fact_sheets/Diamond_Mining_Environment_Fact_Sheet.pdf
"How can mining become more environmentally sustainable?" ©2012 Fraser Institute. http://www.miningfacts.org/Environment/How-can-mining-become-more-environmentally-sustainable/
"There Are No Clean Diamonds: What You Need to Know About Canadian Diamonds." Copyright MiningWatch Canada 2012. 7 December, 2006. http://www.miningwatch.ca/there-are-no-clean-diamonds-what-you-need-know-about-canadian-diamonds
source:
source: Canadian Diamonds Editorial worth magazine by Jackie Caradonio (June 2005) http://jackiecaradonio.com/design/blog/?p=16
source: photo courtesy of Dominion Diamond Corp. 2013_04_16-EKATI-Mine_Courtesy-of-Dominion-Diamond-Corp.jpg

source: Map by Geology.com and MapResources. http://geology.com/articles/canada-diamond-mines/
source: (all flow chart pictures) The Complete Story Of How Diamonds Are Mined
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-diamonds-are-mined-2012-8?op=1#ixzz3ZQfLUWfm
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