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Unit 3: Diamond mining in Kimberley 1867 onwards Powerpoint presentation created by: Mr L Taute email@example.com Textbook page 66 - 73 1
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. 2
2. British takeover of Griqualand West 3 Map on p.66 in textbook In early 1870’s rich diamond fields were discovered in the area. Bordered the Z.A.R. & Cape Colony.
3. Development of a diamond mining monopoly Up to the discovery of diamonds, southern Africa’s economy was mainly based on agriculture. 4 The discovery of diamonds and the development of a diamond-mining monopoly, started the Industrial Revolution in S.A.