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1Unit 3: Diamond mining in Kimberley 1867 onwards Textbook pageHow did the discoveryof diamonds in S.A.change the country?Powerpoint presentation created by:Mr L Taute
21. Why diamonds are valuable: Hardest & most brilliant of all natural substances = durable and beautiful.Hardness valuable for use in industrial cutting, drilling, etc.The shape, clarity, color, carat, etc.. determine the value.Rare and represents exclusivity and wealth.
32. British takeover of Griqualand West In early 1870’s rich diamond fields were discovered in the area.Bordered the Z.A.R. & Cape Colony.Map onp.66 intextbook
43. Development of a diamond mining monopoly Up to the discovery of diamonds, southern Africa’s economy was mainly based on agriculture.The discovery of diamonds and the development of a diamond-mining monopoly, started the Industrial Revolution in S.A.