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  • Social impacts

    One social impact of diamond mining in South Africa is poor safety The mineral revolution has changed social impacts and interactions, as before the diamonds South Africa had no major source of mineral income or trade People who work in the mines have poor health and safety systems and there are some deaths caused by this...

  • How did 19th century gold prospectors mine

    Aug 21, 2014· How did 19th century gold prospectors mine? Answer Wiki User August 21, 2014 10:42AM , Italy does not mine for gold of diamonds Italy does, however, mine for gold Asked in Mining...

  • Diamonds: A History

    Diamonds: A History , set as accent points among pearls in wrought gold By the 16th century the diamonds became larger and more prominent, in response to the development of diamond faceting ....

  • Economic Impact

    However, the diamond rush that began in South Africa in the second half of the 19th century flooded the market with diamonds, which, as any good businessman knows, kills demand Miners realized that their investment was endangered; diamond had a little intrinsic value and there price depended almost entirely on their scarcity...

  • 11 abandoned Old West boom towns | MNN

    Oct 15, 2014· 11 abandoned Old West boom towns Gone but not forgotten, these once-bustling mining outposts offer visitors a look at the Old West in surroundings ranging from kitschy to untouched...

  • 19th Century Earrings

    19th Century Earrings Follow 19th Century Drop Earrings , A pair of English Victorian period silver on gold old mine cut Diamond earrings with rosettes, circa 1880-1890 , Antique Rose cut Diamond Ear Pendants on silver and gold Austrian work Late 19th Century Total height: 315 ,...

  • Mining industry of South Africa

    The gold mining industry continued to grow throughout much of the early 20th century, significantly contributing to the tripling of the economic value of what was then known as the Union of South Africa In particular, revenue from gold exports provided sufficient capital to purchase much-needed machinery and petroleum products to support an ....

  • South Africa

    South Africa Table of Contents South Africa's modern history has often been dated from the first commercial mining of diamonds and gold in the 1870s and the 1880s, when the region became a magnet for European investment (see Diamonds)Mining in the region predated European arrivals by several centuries, however, as the new government recalled in its minerals policy statements in 1994 ,...

  • Golconda diamonds

    Golconda in Hyderabad established itself as a diamond trading center and, until the end of the 19th century, the Golconda market was the primary source of the finest and one of the largest diamonds in the world Thus, the legendary name 'Golconda Diamond' became synonymous with Golconda itself...

  • Kimberlite

    Following the discovery of diamonds in river deposits in central South Africa in the mid nineteenth century, it was at Kimberley where the volcanic origin of diamonds was first recognized...

  • Mining industry of South Africa

    Mining in South Africa was once the main driving force behind the history and development of Africa's most advanced and richest economy Large-scale and profitable mining started with the discovery of a diamond on the banks of the Orange River in 1867 by Erasmus Jacobs and the subsequent discovery and exploitation of the Kimberley pipes a few years later...

  • Discover the History of Diamond Cuts

    The old mine cut became the most popular cut for the immense quantity of diamonds that flooded the market from this find And even though the mid-1800s saw the rise of the Industrial Revolution, most old mine diamonds were hand cut Therefore, along with a rather lumpy (cushion shape) appearance, old mine diamonds are never uniform...

  • Diamonds and Migrant Labour in South Africa, 1869

    The 'pass laws' and migrant labour of apartheid in South Africa today have their origins in the policies designed to control the black workers in the diamond mines a century ago Diamonds and Migrant Labour in South Africa, 1869-1910 | History Today...