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The End Is Near For The Argyle Mine
If you have ever read much about fancy colored diamonds before you will have seen the Argyle Mine mentioned. The Argyle Mine has been, until now, the world’s richest source of fancy colored diamonds. Famed for its pink diamonds, it has also given us other fancy colored diamonds, including the yellow diamond, blue diamonds, purple diamonds, and even the very rare red diamond.
The Argyle mine, however, will close in 2020. The number of gem quality diamonds it is estimated it can still yield is limited, and its operators, Rio Tinto, have decided to wind operations down. With the mine back in the news again over the past few months -we’ll get to that in a moment- it seems a great time to take a closer look at this previously rich source of fancy colored diamonds and what might happen when the miners of the Argyle lay down their tools for the last time.