By Gavin Du Venage, South African Editor

CAPETOWN, South Africa—Zimbabwe is moving to bring the Marange diamond field back into full production by opening new exploration zones and entering into partnerships with mining companies.

Marange is one of the world’s largest alluvial diamond deposits, which at its height in 2013 produced around 15% of the world’s diamond supply, according to Reuters. Located in the Chiadzwa area in eastern Zimbabwe, Marange is not a single site, but a sprawling hodgepodge of diggings over many miles of territory.
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