Australian Argyle Diamonds are a unique Australian Treasure.
The Argyle Diamond Mine is located in the East Kimberley region in the remote north of Western Australia. Argyle is the largest diamond producer in the world by volume. It is the only known significant source of pink and red diamonds, producing over 90% of the world's supply.
Additionally the Argyle Diamond Mine provides a large proportion of other naturally coloured diamonds, including champagne, cognac and rare blue diamonds. The majority of Argyle’s diamonds are sold as “rough” or uncut diamonds. These are sorted and prepared for international sale by Rio Tinto’s sales and marketing team in Antwerp, Belgium.
Things you need to know:
Rio Tinto owns and operates the Argyle Diamond Mine
Located in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia
The mine has been operating since 1983 and is scheduled to close in 2020
The Argyle mine is one of the worlds largest suppliers of diamonds