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Industrial diamond

January 1, 2012

Estimated 2011 world production of natural and synthetic industrial diamond was about 4.45 billion carats. During 2011, natural industrial diamonds were produced in more than 20 countries, and synthetic industrial diamond was produced in at least 13 countries. About 98 percent of the combined natural and synthetic global output was produced in China, Ireland, Japan, Russia, South Africa and the United States. China is the world's leading producer of synthetic industrial diamond followed by Russia and the United States.

Publication Year 2012
Title Industrial diamond
Authors D.W. Olson
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Mining Engineering
Index ID 70044901
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center