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DIAMOND MINING. Over the next few weeks the class will be investigating the Diamond Mining Industry. We will be looking at its impact on people living in developing nations. During this time, you will all be watching the film ‘Blood Diamond’ .

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Over the next few weeks the class will be investigating the Diamond Mining Industry. We will be looking at its impact on people living in developing nations. During this time, you will all be watching the film ‘Blood Diamond’ .

Hopefully, by the end of the unit, these lyrics will hold a lot meaning to you.

"Now who gives a damn About the ice on your hand If it's not too complex Tell me how many Africans died For the baguettes on your Rolex"

Lyrics by Ms Dynamite 'It Takes More

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Mining in Less Economically

Developed Countries (LEDCs)

TASK 1: Write the title above. Below that, describe the two photographs in front of you. What is being mined in each photo and where do you think each photo was taken?

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Mining in Less Economically

Developed Countries (LEDCs)

TASK 1 Answers

  • Both photos are of diamond mining
  • Photo A - Ekati Diamond Mine, Canada
  • Photo B – Sierra Leone
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Diamond Mining

The next few lessons will be about the Diamond Mining industry. By the end of these lessons you should be able to explain the reasoning behind the following lyrics:

"Now who gives a damn About the ice on your hand If it's not too complex Tell me how many Africans died For the baguettes on your Rolex"Ms Dynamite 'It Takes More'

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Diamond Mining

TASK 2: Write down the three sentences below. Beside each, write down which are true and which are false.

  • Diamonds are found naturally in the Earth.
  • Some of the Worlds poorest countries in West Africa are the biggest suppliers e.g. Sierra Leone.
  • 80% of all diamonds produced are sold to the US.
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You will now be given a sheet with some information about diamonds on it:

TASK 3: Answer the following questions.

  • What is a diamond?
  • What are diamonds used for?
  • In which countries in the world can you find diamonds?
important diamond producing countries
IMPORTANT DIAMOND PRODUCING COUNTRIES

AFRICA

Angola, Botswana, Sierra Leone, South Africa

AUSTRALIA

NORTH AMERICA

Canada, USA.

ASIA

Russia, India.

types of diamond
TYPES OF DIAMOND
  • PINK DIAMOND
  • WHITE DIAMOND
  • WHITE WITH SECONDARY PINK COLOUR
  • CHAMPAGNE DIAMOND
  • YELLOW DIAMOND
  • PINK DIAMOND
  • BLUE DIAMOND
  • GREEN DIAMOND.
pink diamond
PINK DIAMOND
  • The pink diamond is the world's rarest and most valuable diamond.
  • The Argyle mine is the world's foremost source of unrivalled intense pink diamonds, producing 95% of the world's supply.

WHITE DIAMOND

  • White diamonds are produced by mines all over the world in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
  • The white diamonds recovered from the Argyle mine are particularly brilliant and of high quality.
white diamond with secondary pink colour
WHITE DIAMOND WITH SECONDARY PINK COLOUR.

White diamond will display slight to bold flashes of pink when viewed from the top.

CHAMPAGNE DIAMONDS

Champagne diamonds are naturally coloured diamonds that are produced in a wide range of colours from light straw to rich cognac

yellow diamond
YELLOW DIAMOND

Fancy yellow diamonds come in a broad range of shades ranging from light yellow colour.

A limited quantity of fancy yellow diamonds is recovered from the Argyle mine.

GREEN DIAMOND

A limited quantity of fancy green diamonds is recovered from the Argyle mine.

The penetration of colour is not deep.

BLUE DIAMOND

Fancy blue diamonds are available in a wide range of shades, from the blue of the sky to a more "steely" colour than sapphire.

Fewer number of this diamond is mined in Argyle mines.

argyle diamond mining
ARGYLE DIAMOND MINING

The Argyle Diamond Mine is one of the world's largest suppliers of diamonds, producing approximately 20 million carats each year from its operations in the East Kimberley region, in the remote north of Western Australia.

The Mine is owned by the multimillion dollar company called Rio Tinto. This company has 100% ownership of the mine.

south african diamond mining
SOUTH AFRICAN DIAMOND MINING

DIAMOND IS MINED IN 3 PROVINCES IN SOUTH AFRICA.

1.GAUTENG PROVINCE

2.LIMPOPO PROVINCE

3.KIMBERLEY.

4.LESTHOTHO.

The company that started mining there is DE BEER’S COMPANY.

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You will now be given two sheets:

Sheet 1: The Diamond Chain grid.

Sheet 2: 9 statements.

TASK 4: Follow the instructions on the second sheet. You need to write the 9 statements in the correct place on the grid.