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The Giant Holes: Kimberly Diamond Mine (The Big Hole), South Africa #Vendora
The Kimberly Diamond Mine Museum in South Africa. This is where diamonds were discovered in 1879. De Beers eventually stopped mining the pit which was allowed to fill with water and dug shafts down into the diamond-bearing rocks below. They stopped mining altogether in 1914 and this is now part of a museum. The city of Kimberly is on the horizon. De Beers headquarters is still in Kimberly.
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Diamond mining in South Africa
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Earth | South Africa's Secret Diamonds
The 1867 discovery of diamonds in the Cape Colony, South Africa, radically modified not only the world’s supply of diamonds but also the conception of them. As annual world diamond production increased more than tenfold in the following 10 years, a once extremely rare material became accessible to Western society with its growing wealth. Today South Africa maintains its position as a major diamond producer. The story of diamonds in South Africa begins between December 1866 and February 1867 when 15-year-old Erasmus Jacobs found a transparent rock on his father’s farm, on the south bank of the Orange River. Over the next few years, South Africa yielded more diamonds than India had in over 2,000 years.
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Produced in 1948 by Louis De Rochemont Associates, RICHES OF THE VELD is an educational film that gives a rosy portrait of South Africa in the era before apartheid ended. Directed by Bill Colleran, the movie vividly showcases the immense mineral and agricultural wealth of the nation, and includes a visit to the Kimberly Diamond mines. The film features shots of Johannesburg, Kimberly and Cape Town, and also shows a gold refinery and gold mine, vineyards, orange groves, and cattle ranches in the rich Veld. The Veld, also spelled veldt, is a type of wide open rural landscape in Southern Africa. Particularly, it is a flat area covered in grass or low scrub, especially in the countries of South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia. A certain sub-tropical woodland ecoregion of Southern Africa has been officially defined as the Bushveld by the World Wide Fund for Nature. Trees are found only in a few places—frost, fire, and grazing animals allow grass to grow but prevent the growth of trees. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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South Africa World's Deepest Gold Mine Construction - Full Documentary
Mponeng is a gold mine in South Africa's Gauteng province. It extends over 4 kilometres below the surface, and is considered to be one of the most substantial gold mines in the world. It is also currently the world's deepest mine. The trip from the surface to the bottom of the mine takes over an hour. Video link: https://youtu.be/6ZtYInuOKtE Thanks for watching
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South Africa Diamond Deposits of Orange River (DOCUMENTARY)
South Africa Diamond Deposits of Orange River (DOCUMENTARY)
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Kimberley illegal miners now  given mining permits
Former illegal diamond miners in Kimberley in the Northern Cape are now sparkling! From working under cover of darkness and selling to the black market, the former Zama Zamas are now plying their trade in the open. They now operate as Kimberley artisan miners and have title deeds after they were formally given mining permits by the department of Mineral Resources in April. The permits came after years of fighting with mining companies, which landed illegal miners in prison several times. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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South Africa 34: The Big Hole (Kimberley)
It's a few hours' drive from Johannesburg. A diamond mine with a museum and 19th century town. My facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Yaiyasmin1 My twitter: https://twitter.com/Yaiyasmin
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TOP 7 Countries With The Most Diamonds Found
TOP 7 Countries With The Most Diamonds Found 7. Angola 6. Canada 5. South Africa 4. Australia 3. The Democratic Republic of Congo 2. Botswana 1. Russia ===================== diamond nation diamond world diamond source diamond productions biggest diamond in the world largest diamond in the world where are diamonds found diamond mines in africa diamonds in africa where to find diamonds which is the best country in the world how are diamonds mined area of a diamond best diamonds in the world largest producer of diamond ===================== Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/Mega-News-1728374423845386/ Twitter ► https://twitter.com/meganews77 Google+ ► https://plus.google.com/113281215443356264322 Tumblr ► https://meganews77.tumblr.com/ Pinterest ► https://pinterest.com/meganews77/ Reddit ► https://www.reddit.com/user/MegaNews77/ Linkedin ► https://www.linkedin.com/in/mega-news-858b93137 LiveJournal ► http://meganews77.livejournal.com/ Please Like & Subscribe Mega News https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0P4_2nrwEMw2A1TCsfQYdg https://youtu.be/qUHybhhzYvs
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Northern Cape: Small scale miners obtain mining permits
Talks are underway with giant mining companies to make more land available for small scale miners so they can obtain mining permits. The Department of Mineral Resources handed over mining permits to former illegal miners in Kimberley today. This is an attempt to root out constant illegal mining activities… For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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How the Kimberley Big Hole was Created
Brief history on how the Kimberley Big Hole was created, and is claimed to be the largest hole excavated by hand.https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAleUNY7ZZrqP8yIF71stCMrWojXLwC5P for other interesting places to visit in South Africa. Please subscribe to the Tekweni Channel, a Southern African site that celebrates everything African. https://www.youtube.com/user/southafricatvchannel/featured?sub_confirmation=1
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Kleinsee illegal miners demand permits
Hundreds of people continue to mine illegally at Kleinsee in the Northern Cape. But the illegal miners now want government to grant them mining permits. Kleinsee was once a booming mining town owned by De Beers. The company abandoned it in 2012 saying it was too expensive to continue mining. Our reporter Ulrich Hendriks is at Kleinsee For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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Diamond Hill Mine Documented Crystal Pocket Dec. 2015
Please visit http://stores.ebay.com/ultrarocks to purchase crystals I've found This video is only intended for people with the crystals from this pocket, thats why the video is a bit boring and I'm numbering all the pieces. All the piece from this pocket has been sold or given away, but I have several more pockets available in the future like this. Please visit http://stores.ebay.com/ultrarocks to purchase crystals I've found
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Dev Chowdhury found diamond mine in Breaking South Africa । Dev Found a Diamond Mine in South Africa
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Kimberley, Northern Cape (Downtown Driving Video)
Kimberley is the capital city of South Africa’s Northern Cape Province. It’s known for its 19th-century diamond mines, like the deep, hand-dug Big Hole. Enjoy the video
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Northern Cape: Namaqualand illegal miners also want permits
Illegal diamond miners in Namaqualand also want the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to give them mining permits. DMR helped Kimberley's illegal diamond miners access 600 hectares of land and issued them with mining permits. Namaqualand's illegal miners have accused the department of failing to assist them despite their endless pleas for permits. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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BIGGEST Holes Ever Made By Humans!
Check out the biggest holes ever made by humans! This top 10 list of largest and deepest man made holes has some of the craziest holes you'll ever see! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "STRANGEST Artifacts Ever Discovered!" video here: https://youtu.be/gG0XGt3jFZA Watch our "SECRETS Casinos DON'T Want You To Find Out!" video here: https://youtu.be/hAoABuvzOZM Watch our "RAREST And Most EXPENSIVE Cars In The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/MtCnWSqqilg 7. Diavik Diamond Mine This diamond mine, located in Canada’s remote Northwest Territories is actually a pretty recent hole! Work only began on this thing in 2003, and it is one of the world’s preeminent sources of gem diamonds. Since mining operations began, it has produced over 100 million carats of diamonds!! 6. Berkeley Pit Located in Butte, Montana, this copper mine is now filled with heavily acidic water. Opened in 1955, this mine was used to get copper out of the Earth. Ironically it closed on Earth day in 1982. In the 80’s Berkeley Pit was 1700 feet deep and 900 feet wide. Approximately 320 million tons of ore and over 700 million tons of waste rock were mined from the pit. 5. Mir Mine This is a diamond mine, and one of the largest excavations in history. This mine in Russia is the 2nd largest man made hole in the world. Located in outside of Mirny, a small town in Eastern Siberia, this place is 1,722 feet (525 meters) deep, and 3,900 feet (1.25 kilometers) across. 4. IceCube Neutrino Observatory There are many different ways to make holes in the Earth as you know, or will soon learn. But for the University of Wisconsin, they wanted to do a study of the Earth from a different perspective. They decided to go to Antarctica and drill a massive hole into the very ice caps of the Earth to see what's down there. Thus, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory was made. 3. Kimberley Diamond Mine Also known as the Big Hole, the Kimberly diamond mine in South Africa, is home to the world’s largest diamond mine! It is so large it is visible by space and has produced some of the world’s largest diamonds. 2. Bingham County Mine Also known as the Kennecott Copper Mine in Utah, this mine definitely takes the cake. This copper mine has been in use for over a century, and it's still open to this day. It's the biggest copper mine in the world and provides about 25% of the country’s copper needs. 1. Kola Superdeep Borehole Have you ever wondered what's at the center of the Earth? Fact is, no one really knows which is why the Kola Superdeep Borehole is so important. While the Bingham County Mine may be the largest manmade hole in the world, the Kola Superdeep Borehole is the deepest hole in the world! Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Diamond mining South Africa
Charley Boorman: Africa adventure
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Visit to the Kimberley Diamond Mine Museum (Kimberley, South Africa)
South African history changed when a kid found a diamond out here in the middle of nowhere, South Africa. Once the world knew there were a bunch of diamonds there -- mostly all in one place no less -- life would never be the same again.
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South Africa's DIY diamond miners emerge from the shadows
Grandmother Clara Maitse, 77, has been arrested seven times over the past decade for illegally mining precious stones in Kimberley, South Africa's diamond hub. Her defiant patience has paid off and small-scale mining, an industry that employs many thousands of people, has now been decriminalised for the first time under a permit system.
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The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley.
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The True Story Of Blood Diamonds - Full Documentary
Sign up to Swagbucks and earn $100s a year by shopping online, watching videos and taking surveys. Click this link for a $3 sign-up bonus: http://bit.ly/2BwRCil Blood Diamonds, The True Story Documentary of Sierra Leone, Angola, and the Republic of the Congo.
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How Do They Mine Diamonds?
HOW DO THEY DO IT? Mondays 9:30p on Science In the world of diamond mining, everything starts with a bang. Thousands of tons of rock are blasted each day in order to reach diamonds that form 93 miles below ground. Watch full episodes of your favorite Science shows: http://www.sciencechannelgo.com We rarely consider many of the objects that make up the modern world--elevators, carpets, helicopters, breast implants, street lights, and more. Go behind the scenes to do the things, and make the things that form the modern world. Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Check out the all new Seeker.com: http://www.seeker.com/
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South Africa - Kimberley - A Big Diamond Hole
Kimberley used to be one of the most important South African cities, mainly because of the diamonds that were mined here. Miners left one of the biggest man dug holes in the world. An open air museum of the miners town and the mine can be visited. We also have a quick look at the modern city. Enjoy more open air museums by playing the clips in this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMYlw_C7EP8L4n3jwBR8BB8pGO_XFGh0m We visited South Africa on our overland trip from the Netherlands to South Africa and South America; see our channel https://www.youtube.com/user/JanvanBekkum for hundreds of clips. The used background music is royalty free music:Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).
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Diamond Mining in Sierra Leone
This is a movie about diamond mining in Sierra Leone. Since the brutal civil war the Sierra Leone diamond industry is known as the source for the so called "Blood Diamonds". Diamonds that were mined under forced condition and traded on the illegal markets to purchase weapons. More than 10 years after the war, entrepreneurs rehabilitating the mining sector; for more traceability and fair prices paid to the miners. For more infos check out the upcoming homepage: www.smc-sl.com
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Kimberley South Africa And Diamond Mining, 1950s - Film 95542
Kimberley South Africa street scenes. Diamond mine, view into hole in the ground. Mine head, carriages of ore being moved along tracks, mine workers, processing of the ore to reveal the diamonds.
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The World's Top 7 Biggest Diamond Mines
The World's Top 7 Biggest Diamond Mines 7. Jubilee 6. Udachny 5. Mir 4. Argyle 3. Catoca 2. Venetia 1. Grib ======================= diamond source expensive diamonds crater of diamonds biggest diamond in the world most expensive diamond largest diamond in the world diamond and diamond most expensive jewelry where are diamonds found diamond mines in india large diamond rings star of africa diamond mines in africa diamond mines in canada diamond mines in south africa kimberley diamond mine diamond mines in usa ======================= Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/Mega-News-1728374423845386/ Twitter ► https://twitter.com/meganews77 Google+ ► https://plus.google.com/113281215443356264322 Tumblr ► https://meganews77.tumblr.com/ Pinterest ► https://pinterest.com/meganews77/ Reddit ► https://www.reddit.com/user/MegaNews77/ Linkedin ► https://www.linkedin.com/in/mega-news-858b93137 LiveJournal ► http://meganews77.livejournal.com/ Please Like & Subscribe Mega News https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0P4_2nrwEMw2A1TCsfQYdg https://youtu.be/ljz_FNtCq24
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Aerial Views Of Kimberley Diamond Mine, 1930s - Film 97720
Flight over South Africa 1930s Off goes Atalanta again, hotly pursued by a man on a bike. Departing Johannesburg the plane flies over the Kimberley diamond mines.
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Coast of Diamonds South Africa
A journey through the Coast of Diamonds, jewel of the Diamond Route on the West Coast of South Africa
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World's Largest Diamond Mine | Full Documentary - Prehistoric TV
World's Largest Diamond Mine | Full Documentary - Prehistoric TV Diamond is a metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon atoms are arranged in a variation of the face-centered cubic crystal ... Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond Click The Link Below For More Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWt2vYhXbKZqh_dNGq5oQaQ https://youtu.be/WMO_Z9oowWM #carbonfiber #prehistorictv
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The Giant Holes: Kimberly Diamond Mine (The Big Hole), South Africa #Vendora
The Kimberly Diamond Mine Museum in South Africa. This is where diamonds were discovered in 1879. De Beers eventually stopped mining the pit which was . Diamond Mining - How are diamonds mined and formed? Documentary Film In mineralogy, diamond is a metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon . Subscribe to VICE News here: In the 1970s, South Africa was the world's most prolific exporter of gold. Over the years . State-run mineral giant NMDC has struck it rich when it unearthed a 37.68 carat diamond—the biggest ever gem produced from the legendary diamond mines in .
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Diamond miner sing opera - Northern Cape - South Africa
One of the miners on the Kimberley Diamond Route has a secret passion that he has cultivated while engaged in diamond mining in the Northern Cape. Listen to him sing opera while heavy machinery trundles on in the background. And look out for the CD he has in the works.
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Diamond Fields Tourism - South Africa Travel Channel 24
The Frances Baard district has a climate favourable for outdoor living with a great number of "sunny" days throughout the year. This creates the right environment for the region to produce quality export fruit, vegetables and olives. Kimberley is a unique, value for money destination-, a perfect family destination with many educational things to see and do. Guided underground tours of an operational De Beers diamond mine; the old fashioned alluvial and diamond diggings; the Big Hole and Open Mine Museum village; follow the N12 Anglo- Boer War battlefield route from Kimberley and experience the most exciting Anglo-Boer War battlefields in South Africa, including the famous battlefields of Magersfontein and Paardeberg; the Kimberley Ghost Trail is a superb guided tour of the haunted corners of Kimberley; Township Wonders - the famous Township Number Two, one of the oldest such locations or townships in South Africa, re-named Galeshewe after Kgosi (Chief) Galeshewe. It gives visitors a glimpse of everyday-life in a township with traditional food and lovely African jazz music that enhances the ambience of a truly wonderful township experience.. The Kimberley Archaeology Tour uncovers a wealth of significant rock art and archaeological sites at the McGregor Museum. It displays the last 3 million years of Northern Cape history through various unique stone age and rock engraving sites, including the Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre.
Diamond Mining Documentary
Diamond Mining - How are diamonds mined and formed? Documentary Film In mineralogy, diamond is a metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon . For Best Documentaries on Youtube Do not forget to Subscribe & WATCH this channel . In 1867, the first diamond discovered in South Africa, the Eureka Diamond, was found near Hopetown on the Orange River. Two years later, a much larger . Blood Diamonds, The True Story Documentary of Sierra Leone, Angola, and the Republic of the Congo.
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Richtersveld communities in Northern Cape demand mining rights
Richtersveld communities in the Northern Cape, are at loggerheads with Plateau Mining Company, demanding the right to mine their land. Illegal miners who try to mine the diamond-rich land, that was given back to the community 11-years ago are prevented. The area is plagued with high unemployment. Those earning a living on the land constantly clash with police. Our reporter Keith Sayster has more. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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Inside The Diamond Mine
"Big Hole" Aka Kimberley Mine, South Africa
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South Africa's Big Hole Attracts Hundreds of Tourists Every Year
The famous Big Hole was an open-pit mine during the country's diamond-rush - and is now a museum.
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Kimberley in South Africa.  Archive film 92891
Kimberley in South Africa. Kimberley next via diamond mines, landing at Victoria West aerodrome where we meet G-ABTH Andromeda and see the only lady aerodrome superintendant, Miss Vera Kempen hops out of an aircraft. 1930's
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3000 illegal miners get permission in Kimberley
Three thousand illegal miners in the Kimberley area are now mining without fear of being arrested. This after the Kimberley Ekapa Mining Joint Venture (KEM-JV) gave them permission to mine on its land. The agreement will see an end to running battles between the company and artisanal miners, who have in the past been arrested for trespassing and public violence. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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SA's Kimberley town
The historic diamond town of Kimberley looks like a place where time has stood still, thanks to a recent 6 million-dollar restoration by the De Beers Mining Group. Visitors to this former diamond rush town in South Africa, now have the opportunity to step back in time to the late 19th century. CCTV's Trevor Ombija has the details.
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MINING FOCUS: History of Diamond mining in South Africa
Diamonds. Exquisite and beautiful diamonds were South Africa's debut mineral, heralding later capacity to create a lucrative and well developed minerals-energy complex at the heart of her economy. But, as in love, in mining diamonds have brought misery to the community and clan who were the first legal owners of the diamond field and who mined the alluvial diamonds of the Orange River. Thandeka Gqubule-Mbeki reports. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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Northern Cape illegal miners refuse to stop mining
Northern Cape's illegal miners at Kleinzee near Springbok have ignored instructions to stop diamond mining. Ward councillors that have been appointed by community to facilitate the mining process - issued the instruction. The deadline was last Saturday. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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Kimberley Zama Zamas Gain Access To Diamond Mining Land
76 year old small scale miner Clara Maitse who had been arrested seven times since 1994 on charges of trespassing by the police, happily received the news that she will now have a portion of land to search for diamonds on.
Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Shot and edited by Floriskotze.com Kimberley is the capital of the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. It is located approximately 110 km east of the confluence of the Vaal and Orange Rivers. The city has considerable historical significance due to its diamond mining past and the siege during the Second Boer War. Notable personalities such as Cecil Rhodes and Barney Barnato made their fortunes here, and the roots of the De Beers company can also be traced to the early days of the mining town.
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Zimbabwe's Blood Diamond Killing Fields
Deadly Diamonds (2009): Could Zimbabwe be suspended from the global diamond trade in the aftermath of the massacre at the Marange diamonds fields? For similar stories, see: Zimbabwe's Gold Standard of Poverty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4azCZUDCQI Mugabe Loyalists Are Using Violence To Quash MDC Supporters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3M-TMRrJU4 Inside the Abhorrent Conditions of Zimbabwe's Prison System https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX9YDUtg8No Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/4578 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures Did Robert Mugabe’s security forces seize control of a lucrative diamond field by gunning down hundreds of miners? With shocking evidence now uncovered, Zimbabwe’'s diamond trade faces suspension. "We were told ‘here are the guns, sitting in the truck, do you want to stay?’" says Andrew Cranswick, CEO of the mining company who owns the rights to mine diamonds in Marange. After his company was evicted, the Marange fields were opened up to the people and tens of thousands of Zimbabweans came to dig, paying the police a commission. Yet the police didn'’t always play fair - "$15 million worth of diamonds were confiscated", says one former miner – and soon the police were replaced by Mugabe’s own military. "Mugabe needed a way to buy the loyalty of the army" says Ken Roth, "the military were ordered to kill". In the first week of November, helicopter gunships launched a massacre on the Marange diamond fields. Evidence has been collected of 200 deaths. Those who weren’'t killed were raped or crippled. "They told us if we wanted to go home we had to sleep with the men", says one woman, "the soldiers watched and laughed". Next month, the Kimberley process, the international body charged with stopping trade in conflict diamonds, will decide whether Zimbabwe should be suspended. Yet with many Western governments involved in Zimbabwe'’s diamond trade, a former delegate of the Kimberley process believes this deadly business may yet be protected. Production Company – Ref. 4578 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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South Africa's Illegal Gold Mines
In the 1970s, South Africa was the world's most prolific exporter of gold. Over the years, industrial decline has seen widespread closures of the mines across the country. However, Johannesburg sits on the biggest gold basin ever discovered. It's perhaps not surprising that many of these abandoned mines have seen a recent boom in illegal mining activity. Everyday, hundreds of illegal gold miners, known as Zama Zamas, descend kilometers deep beneath the surface. The miners often spend weeks underground, toiling away at the country's untapped gold reserves. Observers have suggested that illegal mining is now so widespread, black-market gold arguably supports the communities once subsistent on the very same mines they worked in before they shut down. The lack of policing in the mines has seen the practice go on largely unabated. However, in the absence of law enforcement, the extensive network of abandoned mines beneath the region has become an arena to deadly gang warfare between rival factions. VICE News visited illegal mines near Johannesburg, to meet the Zama Zamas risking life and limb everyday in the violent struggle for South Africa's illegal gold. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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Artisanal miners expand to other parts in Kimberley
Artisanal miners in Kimberley in the Northern Cape are expanding to other parts in residential areas. This as the artisanal miners, who were previously illegal miners received mining permits from the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) in June this year. Ekapa Mining Joint Venture (KEM-JV) also availed 600 hectares for artisanal diamond miners to work. Our reporter Refilwe Mekoa earlier spoke to an organisation representing artisanal miners in the province. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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Big Hole-Big Hole Kimberley Experience the Northern Cape South Africa
Big Hole-Big Hole Kimberley Experience the Northern Cape South Africa 150 years ago, the site of the Big Hole was a featureless, flat-topped hill. When word spread that diamonds had been discovered, thousands of prospectors, armed with nothing more than picks, shovels and hope, descended on Kimberley and created the largest hand-dug excavation in the worldDigging commenced at the Kimberley mine site in 1871. By the time mining ended on 14 August 1914, the mine had yielded 2722 kilograms of diamonds, extracted from 22, 5 million tons of excavated earth. Today what remains is a massive crater 214 meters deep with a surface area of 17 hectares and a perimeter of 1, 6 km. It is surrounded by original buildings from the heyday of the mine, relocated from earlier sites to form an unforgettable open air visitor experience.Through an investment by De Beers Consolidated Mines, numerous attractions had been added to the Big Hole facility - a world-class tourist destination, providing unique insights into diamonds, diamond mining and the process of recovering rough diamonds right through to the polished gem found in today’s jewelry.With the development and ongoing improvements to the N12 national road, visitors are encouraged to take an alternative route through the breathtaking Northern Cape and to come and explore the wonderful attraction that is the Big Hole in Kimberley. The Big Hole facility also has numerous shops catering for all tastes.The real diamond display is housed in a high-security vault, specially constructed for the Big Hole facility. Thousands of gems are on display, allowing the visitor to fully appreciate the interesting colours, types and sizes of diamonds recovered in South AfricaA short film screened in a state of the art theatre introduces visitors to the story of diamonds in Kimberley. The film takes audiences back to early 1867, when curious children picked up a shiny stone on the banks of the Orange River. This stone, proved to be a diamond. The film follows the fascinating story of how its discovery changed the destiny of the entire region. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTxqMJkGKPq6opHzNAVOi9w?sub_confirmation=1 Create Your Free Website - on https://goo.gl/icUWWd Post Free Ads: https://goo.gl/3eRpAc https://goo.gl/iEb9lM https://goo.gl/VubkqA International Classifieds https://goo.gl/wZWWfc https://goo.gl/y3IEEJ https://goo.gl/OjQNJG
Consortium secures Kimberley Mines at ideal time
South African diamond-mining company De Beers Consolidated Mines has sold its Kimberley Mines to a consortium made up of Ekapa Mining and London-listed Petra Diamonds. Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer unpacks the development in studio with senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock.
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Former Zama Zamas make huge profits in the mining industry
Former Zama Zamas who have now become artisanal miners are making huge profits in the mining industry. Earlier this year, Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Godfrey Olifant, handed thousands of miners in the Kimberley area, mining permits. Ekapa Mining Joint Venture (KEM-JV) also availed 600 hectares for artisanal diamond miners to work. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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