Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: Largest

World’s biggest pink diamond mine closes

© FABRICE COFFRINI Pink diamonds can fetch up to $3 million per carat, according to current rates

November 3 -  The world's largest pink diamond mine has shut its doors after exhausting its reserves of the expensive gems, global mining giant Rio Tinto said Tuesday. The Argyle mine, in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia, churned out more than 90 percent of the world's pink diamonds -- sought after for their incredible rarity. The seam was ...

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China starts once-a-decade census of world’s largest population

© STR China conducts the census every ten years to determine population growth

November 1 - Millions of census-takers began knocking on doors across China on Sunday for a once-a-decade head count of the world's largest population that for the first time will use mobile apps to help crunch the massive numbers. Around seven million community workers and volunteers will drive the two-month data-collection effort, visiting homes ranging from residential skyscrapers in downtown ...

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