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1

What is the mining type in India?

 
 

Secondary source known as alluvial 

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Where and where was the first diamond found?

India 600-800 BC

3

What, When and Who published a famous book about India Diamonds?

Travels in India in 1676 by Jean Baptiste

4

Rank the mining countries according to value based on 2002 data

1. Botswana 2. Russia 3. South Africa 4. Angola 5. Namibia 6. Canada 7. Congo 8. Australia

5

Rank the mining countries according to production volume

1. Australia 2. Botswana 3. Russia 4. Congo 5. South Africa 6. Angola 7. Canada 8. Namibia

6

What is the timeline of the major mines

India 800 BC Brazil 1725 South Africa 1867 Namibia 1908 Botswana 1967 Russia 1954 Australia 1971 Canada 1990

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What was the most important ancient locality for diamonds?

India

8

Name the most important discovery of diamonds in the 19th century

South Africa

9

Name the mines in South Africa

Koffiefontein 1870 Kimberley (Big Hole) 1871 De Beers 1871 Dutoitspan 1871 Bulfonstein 1871 Wesselton 1891 Premier (Cullinan) 1903 Namaqualand 1908 Finsch 1967 Venetia 1992 The Oaks 1998

10

Who is Friedrich Moh?

1822 German mineralogist produced a practical scheme for mineral hardness assessment. 

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What is Moh's scale? 

It gives relative hardness and not absolute hardness.  Difference between diamond and corundum is bigger than the difference between corondum and talc.