December 2011
Volume 63    Issue 12

Excavating marine deposits at Namibia's diamond deposits

Mining Engineering , 2011, Vol. 63, No. 12, pp. 33-33
Mischo, Helmut


For more than 100 years, diamond mining has been Namibia’s most important mining sector. Today, it provides the highest foreign currency income for the country’s development. Since the late 1970s, offshore mining of diamonds has gained more importance and now more than 60 percent of Namibia’s generally high-quality stones come from those offshore deposits, with a steady increase expected for the coming years.

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