Articles Tagged "South Africa"

5 Top Industrial Diamond-producing Countries

Diamond – While the average person is only familiar with diamonds in the context of jewelry, the world's hardest substance has applications well outside the world of fashion. Industrial diamonds, which are used to create super-durable cutting tools or abrasives, represent the majority of the diamond trade. Here's a look at the five top natural industrial diamond-producing countries for 2014.

10 Top Manganese-producing Countries

Manganese – In a recent report, the USGS lays out 2014 manganese production statistics. Here's a look at the 10 top manganese-producing countries in the world today — South Africa leads the way, with China and Australia following.