Where was the first diamond in Namibia found?

Where do Namibian diamonds come from?

We recover diamonds from Namibia’s northern and southern coastal regions. The deposits along the country’s coast and ancient river beds are so rich that early prospectors could sometimes find diamonds glittering on the sandy surface of valley floors.

Where are diamonds found in Namibia?

The Tsau ǁKhaeb (Sperrgebiet) National Park, formerly known as Sperrgebiet (German, meaning “Prohibited Area”; also known as Diamond Area 1) is a diamond mining area in southwestern Namibia, in the Namib Desert.

Who owns the diamonds in Namibia?

In Namibia, mining is carried out through Namdeb Holdings, a 50–50 joint venture with the Government of the Republic of Namibia. Namdeb Holdings is made up of Debmarine Namibia (covering offshore mining) and Namdeb Diamond Corporation (land-based coastal mining).

Where are diamond mined?

Data from the 2016 U.S. Geological Survey states that Russia produces the most gem-quality diamonds—housing half of the world’s largest diamond mines— followed by Botswana, Canada, Angola, and South Africa.

What is the biggest mine in Namibia?

As of 2018, the operation accounted for 6 percent of global uranium production. The Rossing Uranium mine, also situated in the Namibian desert, is the fifth-largest producer of uranium oxide in the world.


Mining Company Ownership Product
Gecko Opuwo Cobalt Gecko Namibia, Pty. Cobalt
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