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1

What is mining?

Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or geological material from the earth.

2

Is diamond mining costly?

Mining is time-consuming, expensive and labor intensive. Depending of the development costs, the capital, operating costs and likely returns, with consideration of environmental, climatic, and social interruptions. Mining is very costly.

3

What are the drilling costs of diamonds?

Diamond drilling costs $12-40 per foot ($35-$120/meter). These are the basic drilling costs.

4

What are the other costs to mining diamonds?

There may be additional costs are for the mobilization and demobilization of the equipment, camp construction and supply, support vehicles, communications, site preparation and drill moves, and supervision. The additional costs might double the cost per metre.

5

Where do mining occur?

Mining and mineral exploration occurs worldwide.

6

Is mining risky?

Mining and mineral exploration risk is very real and is effected by politics, geographic positioning, and more.

7

Why do people mine?

Mining is oriented around extracting commodities from the ground.

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What is Diamondiferous

A mine that yields diamonds

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What are the type of mining?

Primary, Secondary, Coastal

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What are the types of mining primary deposits?

Open-cast, Underground, Chambering, Block Caving, Sub-level.

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What are the types of mining secondary deposits?

Dredging, Diverting River, Small-Scale extraction, Liberation, Crushing in alluvial mining.

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What is Recovery?

Final separation of rough diamonds from the rest of the ore material through the extraction process.

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Recovery methods

Grease tables and belts, X-Ray separator