Source of the World’s Yellow Diamonds: Ellendale Mine
Kimberley Diamonds Ltd’s signature stone is the rare and highly valuable fancy yellow diamond – and with good enough reason. Kimberley Diamonds owns and operates the Ellendale Diamond Project in Western Australia – the world’s leading source of rare fancy yellow diamonds.
The Ellendale Diamond contributes around half of the world’s supply of fancy yellow diamonds. According to Kimberley’s website, Ellendale is one of only three hard-rock diamond mine locations in Australia. Diamonds were first discovered at Ellendale in an olivine lamproite pipe in November 1976.
According to mining-technology.com, the total probable reserve at Ellendale was estimated to be 264,700 carats of diamonds as of January 2012.