Diamonds in South Africa
There are mines and alluvial deposits filled with diamonds located throughout the country of South Africa. Diamonds are also produced in offshore marina mines, where workers use specialized equipment to extract diamonds from the seabed.
The largest diamond in the world, The Cullinan, was discovered in a South African mine. This 3106-carat nearly flawless diamond was unearthed in 1905 in the Premier Mine located in Transvaal, South Africa. It has since been cut into 9 large diamonds, 96 small diamonds, and nearly 20 carats of unpolished chips.