marange diamond mining

Abuse, displacement, pollution: the legacy of Zimbabwe's ...

The diamond mining in Marange has been shrouded in secrecy and diamonds worth millions of dollars were shunted out of the area with no benefit to the local people.

Marange - Pindula

Diamond Mining. Former Finance minister Tendai Biti described the 60,000 hectare Marange diamond fields as the biggest find of alluvial diamonds in the history of mankind. Potential revenue is estimated at US$1 billion-US$1.7 billion a year. A number of companies have since the beginning of the 21st century established themselves in the mining of diamonds in the Marange …

Challenging State-Sanctioned Evictions & Diamond Mining …

The companies involved in mining projects included Mbada Diamonds, Diamond Mining Corporation, Canadile, Anjin, Jinan, Rera Diamonds and Marange Resources. The companies were looking to relocate communities without paying fair and adequate compensation and before the development of adequate social infrastructure (education …

Marange Diamonds 'Curse' to Zimbabweans Relocated From ...

Residents of the diamond-producing area complain that mining security operations have restricted their freedom, and many of them have been relocated against their will without adequate compensation As the diamond world continues to argue over stones from the rich Marange alluvial field in eastern ...

Talking Points: Marange Diamond Mining Operations Under ...

To help to connect the dots, this report is a summary of key developments related to diamond mining in Marange observed by Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) during the EU delegation of Ambassadors visit to Marange on 20 April 2018. A timeline of key events which discoloured Marange diamonds.

Diamond mining in Zimbabwe: A story of the people …

Once again the power of international solidarity has helped secure the release of activists supporting the global fight for popular mining sovereignty and basic human rights. 24 activists from eight countries, including Latin America, South Africa and Zimbabwe were arrested in Marange, Zimbabwe on 10 November 2017 while visiting a diamond mining …

Abuse, displacement, pollution: the legacy of …

The diamond mining in Marange has been shrouded in secrecy and diamonds worth millions of dollars were shunted out of the area with no benefit to the local people.

Diamond rush in Marange - Mining Zimbabwe

Government triggered the diamond rush in Marange in 2006 in a bid to get political mileage, a report by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) revealed at the time. In a 2009 report, Diamonds in the Rough: Human Rights Abuses in the Marange Diamond Fields of Zimbabwe, HRW accused government of abetting illegal mining at the

Marange diamond mines pollute rivers, Zimbabwe | …

The Marange diamond fields are an area of widespread small-scale diamond production in Chiadzwa, Mutare West, Zimbabwe. Although estimates of the reserves contained in this area vary wildly, some have suggested that it could be home to one of the worlds richest diamond deposits.

Anjin Investments, Marange Resources & Diamond Mining ...

Anjin Investments, Marange Resources & Diamond Mining Corporation lawsuit (re water pollution) In September 2012, Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association and a group of Zimbabwean villagers living along the Save River filed a request for a court order to stop mining companies polluting the river.

Conflict Diamonds in Zimbabwe | Global Witness | Global ...

With the discovery of diamonds in the Marange region, Zimbabwe became one of the world's leading diamond producers. But instead of using diamond wealth to drive the country's development, there is a very real risk that diamonds sourced from Marange are funding human rights violations.

Marange may not be the world's largest diamond …

The Marange fields consist of widespread alluvial mining, where diamonds have been deposited on the earth's surface and can be easily collected with rather light mining equipment, shovels ...

Black Diamonds from Marange (Zimbabwe): A Result of ...

Mining has since been mechanized, and several mining companies have operated in the Marange fields—including Anjin Investments, Diamond Mining Company, Gye Nyame Resources, Jinan Mining, Kusena Diamonds, Marange Resources, and Mbada Diamonds.

Zimbabwe: Talking Points - Marange Diamond Mining ...

To help to connect the dots, this report is a summary of key developments related to diamond mining in Marange observed by Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) during the EU delegation of ...

Three 'illegal' diamond miners killed in Marange – …

Oct 03, 2017· The Marange diamond area, 400km east of Harare, was the focus of controversy when 20 000 illegal miners invaded in 2008 and were then forcibly removed by soldiers and police.

THE MARANGE DIAMOND FIELDS OF ZIMBABWE: AN …

the Marange diamond fields of Eastern Zimbabwe: "The closer we get to the mining fields the purer the stones become and the more our translator warns us our lives are in danger.

Villagers in Zimbabwe Marange Diamond Fields in Mass ...

Groups of miners in the diamond fields in Marange in 2006. When the scramble peaked in October 2008, more than 35,000 people, including children and women, were either mining or buying diamonds in ...

About the missing $15 billion diamond revenue... - …

Geologists working for global diamond mining giant, De Beers, are credited with discovering the Marange alluvial diamond deposits around 2000. Thereafter, De Beers, through its prospecting companyKimberlitic Searches, acquired two Exclusive Prospecting Orders (EPO) for Marange in the early 2000s.

About the missing $15 billion diamond revenue... - ZimFact

Geologists working for global diamond mining giant, De Beers, are credited with discovering the Marange alluvial diamond deposits around 2000. Thereafter, De Beers, through its prospecting companyKimberlitic Searches, acquired two Exclusive Prospecting Orders (EPO) for Marange …

The story of Zimbabwe's Marange diamonds: Pollution ...

Dec 12, 2012· However, since the commencement of commercial diamond mining activities in Marange in September 2009, villagers have watched in agony as life is rapidly being squeezed out of this once Might River by mining companies.

How Marange diamonds looting started - The …

HUNDREDS of menacing police officers, armed to the teeth with shotguns and brandishing rifles, lay in ambush at the foot of one of the mountains adjacent to a mining area in Marange where illegal miners hid after dodging details on patrol to gain adventurous access to the Chiadzwa diamond fields.

Alluvial Diamond Mining in Marange - …

Mining operations by these companies namely Anjin, Mbada diamonds, Marange Resources, Diamond Mining Company (DMC), Jinan, Gye Nyame, and Kusena diamonds have remained secretive over the years with government receiving insignificant revenues in spite of being the major shareholder.

Conflict Diamonds in Zimbabwe | Global Witness | …

With the discovery of diamonds in the Marange region, Zimbabwe became one of the world's leading diamond producers. But instead of using diamond wealth to drive the country's development, there is a very real risk that diamonds sourced from Marange are funding human rights violations.

Zimbabwe's massive diamond fields discovery to bring ...

Jan 13, 2014· All the companies that were granted mining licenses at the Chiadzwa diamond fields formed joint ventures with the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation. The companies in Marange have been mainly concentrating on alluvial mining, which is easier and less-costly compared to underground mining.

zimbabwe diamond industry news Archives - Mining Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe seeks diamond sector investors. THE Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company is working on a structure to lure private investors back into the diamond mining industry after Government ordered companies that have been operating in Marange to vacate in 2016, as their licenses had expired Government is working on amendments to the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act to …

BBC News - Panorama - Soldiers tell of Zimbabwe diamond ...

Aug 08, 2011· Soldiers and paramilitary police from Zimbabwe have broken ranks to speak out about a 2008 operation in which civilians working in the Marange diamond fields were massacred.

The Pollution Fallout From Zimbabwe's Blood Diamonds ...

Figuring out what, exactly, the diamond companies are releasing into the Odzi River is a daunting task, given the tight security at the mines, the ties of the mining companies to Mugabe's regime and his ZANU-PF Party, and the lack of transparency in Marange diamond operations.

Child labour in the diamond industry - Wikipedia

Child labour in the diamond industry is a widely reported and criticized issue on diamond industry for using child labour in diamond mines and polishing procedures in poor conditions mainly in India and Africa.