Diamonds in Botswana – Exploration and Production

It’s no secret that diamonds in Botswana are highly adored and valued. The fact of the matter is, Botswana is the world’s leader when it comes to diamond production, and only recently has the country been at the core of the global trade and marketing of its own minerals. Diamonds in Botswana account for one-third of the country’s total gross domestic product (GDP), as well as 76% of its export revenue and 45% of its government’s revenue.

When it comes to diamond exploration in Botswana, the country is full of diamond! Developmental and production companies across the world show high interested in doing commodity trade and business with the region.

With a focus on diamonds in Botswana, the 6 major companies operating within the region are:

De Beers
De Beers operates 4 mines in Botswana – Jwaneng, Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa. Did you know that Jwaneng is the world’s richest diamond mine and Orapa is the world’s largest open-pit diamond mine.

Pangolin Diamonds

Exploration and development company Pangolin Diamonds has projects throughout Botswana.

Gem Diamonds

Gem Diamonds owns the Ghaghoo diamond mine on the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

Lucara Diamond

Lucara Diamond owns the Botswana-based Karowe mine which is located in the Orapa/Letlhakane Kimberlite district, one of the world’s most diamondiferous kimberlite areas.

Botswana Diamonds

Botswana Diamond is a diamond exploration and development company with exploration licenses in Botswana.