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Diamonds

Diamonds

Diamonds were first found in South Africa in 1867. The first diggings in South Africa were along the Vaal River. Miners came from all over the world to search for the stones. The famous rush to Kimberley began in 1870, a Fifty carat diamond was found on the Jagersfontein farm. Then important diamonds were found on the Dutoitsfontein farm, and soon diamonds were also found on the Bulfontein farm just across the highway. These farms leased land to dig to miners. But after these diamond discoveries were made, miners bought the farms, Later the farms were bought by large mining companies.