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Diamond Mining Companies in Botswana

Information about diamond mine operators and diamond mining companies in Botswana.

Debswana Diamond Company
The world's leading producer of diamonds when measured by the value of the diamonds mined. The company is a joint venture of the Government of Botswana in partnership with De Beers of South Africa. Headquartered in the city of Gaborone. Mines operated by Debswana include:
- Orapa Diamond Mine (opened in 1971)
- Letlhakane Diamond Mine (opened in 1975)
- Jwaneng Diamond Mine (opened in 1982_
- Damtshaa Diamond Mine (opened in 2003)
- Morupule Colliery Coal Mine (opened in 1973)
- De Beers "Debswana Diamond Mining Operations" Article

Firestone
- Located at Orapa
- License awarded to Firestone Diamonds in March 2007
- BK11 Mine
- Over a hundred workers in limbo after mine surprise closure
- Firestone seeks buyers for diamond mine in Botswana

Gem Diamonds
Mines operated by Gem Diamonds include:
- Ghaghoo Diamond Mine (Central KahalariGame Reserve)
- Letseng Mine (in the Maluti Mountains of Lesotho)

Lucara
- Karowe Diamond Mine
- 257 Carat Diamond Found in Botswana

Mantle Diamonds
- Lerala Diamond Mine
- Mining operations temporarily suspended at Lerala
- Lerala mine to re-start in 2014 as Kimberley Diamonds acquires Mantle Diamonds


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