Huge diamond mine discovered in Liaoning
Updated:Jan 12,2012 16:36
A large diamond mine was found in Wafangdian district of Liaoning province, said Yu Wenli, the director of Liaoning Provincial Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Exploration on Wednesday.
The mine is the largest diamond mine discovered in 30 years in Liaoning province.
According to the bureau, the mine has a reserve of 1 million carats. Diamonds in the mine are purer than that of the South Africa’s.
Experts said no large diamond mine has been discovered globally for a decade. Calculated by the present mining rate, diamonds in the world will be exhausted in 20 years. But the diamond mine discovered in Wafangdian will relieve world shortage of diamond resources.