Diamonds extraction

Diamonds extraction

Diamonds are forever, they are used for many purposes other than just jewelry. Finding diamonds and their extraction is quite an art. The extraction has been mechanized over the centuries to make the technique easier and faster. Most of the diamonds are mined on land and there are also few mines for marine diamonds; those ones are usually smaller than the ones found on land.



The American Museum of Natural History describes the way to extract diamonds as open pit or open cast mining. The process is technical and complicated but it finishes by removing large quantity of material. After it, the washing process starts. The technique is to use a swirling muddy liquid in a washing pan. The washing pan allows heavier minerals such as diamonds to sink to the bottom of the pan, while waste materials float to the surface. Once all the process is done, the distribution and jewelry creation starts.

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