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Last night I watched a movie & it said a London Diamond Company in 60s had more than 3 tons of diamonds. Are those all from Africa? What is the total amount of diamonds that Europeans took from Africa in the colonial period?

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closed as too broad by Kobunite, Pieter Geerkens, choster, American Luke, Steven Drennon Dec 10 '13 at 15:36

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As it stands, this is a bit too broad. If it was about a single colony of a single nation it would be better. – Kobunite Dec 6 '13 at 10:50
also, where is your evidence that that 3 tons, or even a significant part of it, was removed from Africa during the colonial period. The diamond mines operated by de Beers produce large quantities of diamonds every year. – jwenting Dec 9 '13 at 9:31
15.3 or maybe 17.4, I forget – Tyler Durden Feb 25 '15 at 17:47