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Kimberley International Diamond Symposium

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The South African Diamond Producers Organisation (SADPO) in collaboration with the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA) proudly presented the Kimberley International Diamond Symposium & Trade Show which took place in will take place in Kimberley, Northern Cape from 23 to 27th August 2023.  T

The event followed the successful Kimberley Diamond Symposia and Trade Shows held in 2007 and 2014.



Technology is transforming the diamond industry in its entirety, be it in exploration, evaluation of source-rocks, mining, comminution, processing and recoveries, cutting and polishing of rough diamonds, and tracking of diamonds from source to sales-point utilizing Blockchain.  A focus of the Symposium will be to present and cover the impacts of these new technologies.


New technologies and geological interpretations have changed the approach to Junior diamond mining operations in the Northern Cape and North West Provinces, technology advances are ensuring greater recoveries of large and exceptional diamonds in mines across southern Africa and other parts of the world, drone technology is enhancing delineation and exploitation of ultra-low-grade alluvial deposits, and back-to-basics fieldwork and geological modelling has restated the origin and diamond resources of alluvial deposits in North West and Northern Cape Provinces of RSA.


  • Diamond producers, people working in diamond exploration and mining, processing & recovery throughout South Africa and globally.
  • Academic researchers involved in kimberlite, mantle xenolith and diamond research. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with industry players involved in the kimberlite mining and exploration as well as alluvial diamond mining.
  • Governmental bodies involved in the diamond sector.
  • Marketing entities in the diamond industry (trading houses, diamond buyers, polishers, etc)
  • Potential investors looking to invest in the diamond industry.




This will accompany the Symposium at the same venue and provide delegates with a cross section of enhanced earth moving equipment, new approaches in design of diamond processing plant, and advanced recovery technologies, including single particle sorting developments.  New entrants to the mining industry will be on hand to display their equipment ranges.

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