06 June 2006

Cempaka Traditional Diamond Mining (South Kalimantan)


Cempaka is a small village 5 km from Martapura, and 45 minutes from Banjarmasin. It is an old site of traditional diamond mine, using very simple equipment. In 1965 a large raw diamond of 167.7 carats was found.


Martapura is the capital of Banjar Regency.



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