The Marange diamond fields are an area of widespread small-scale diamond production in Chiadzwa, Mutare West, Zimbabwe. 'Although estimates of the reserves contained in this area vary wildly, some have suggested that it could be home to one of the world's richest diamond deposits'. The hugely prolific fields are regarded by some experts as the world's biggest diamond find in more than a century. Production from Marange is controversial due to ongoing legal wrangles and government crackdowns on illegal miners and allegations of forced labour.
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... University of Zimbabwe found that operations at the diamond fields are releasing dangerous chemicals into the Save River ... Three diamond mining companies were found to be at fault Anjin, Diamond Mining Corporation and Marange Resources ...
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