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1 Unit 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
2 1. 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.
3 2. 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
4 3. 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.