Diamond mining in Gauteng has become extensive, varying
from places such as Kimberley, Port Nollith, and Gauteng’s very own Pretoria.
This article speaks about how diamonds are formed and where they are mined.
This article also includes how limiting diamond mining in Gauteng has become.
Diamonds are a non-renewable resource and after centuries of mining, diamond
mining is nearing its end in Gauteng. When mining diamonds, the process also
uses other types of resources including water (which is a renewable resource)
to cool down the machinery and coal (which is a non-renewable resource that is
also scarce) to generate electricity to power the machinery. This article also
touches on the point of health and safety in the mines. It also has a water
monitoring systems, which ensures that no water gets wasted. They also have
storm water management systems.
This article was written to inform readers about the
scarcity of diamonds and how diamond mining is nearing its end in the mining
industry. It serves as purpose of educating individuals on how diamonds are
formed. It also informs us that the first diamond ever found was found in South
Africa and named Eureka (I’ve found it). The largest diamond was also found in
South Africa and it’s called the Cullinan. The purpose is to ensure the reader
about the safety and how the resources are used scarcely. They also pick on
illegal mining and the negative and financial impacts of it.
This article has relevance to my focus question. The main
point that I have gathered is that diamond mining is becoming limited in
Gauteng and the rest of South Africa. But it’s also shows us how other
resources come into play when mining another type of non-renewable resource.
This article is reliable because it’s the Chamber of Mines South Africa. It’s an
official website for mining in South Africa. This data is dependable and
I do not think that this site and data was limited at all.
There is vast amounts of information on this website about mining.