The New Rush market, Kimberley, South Africa, 1873

A diamond rush is a period of feverish migration of workers to an area where diamonds were newly discovered. Major diamond rushes took place in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in South Africa and South-West Africa.

Diamond rushes by chronology

See also


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