The Argyle Diamond Mine
Owned in full by Rio Tinto and located in the remote East Kimberley Region of Western Australia, the Argyle Diamond Mine has to date produced more than 800 million carats of diamonds. It is the world’s largest producer of natural champagne and cognac diamonds, as well as the very rare pink diamond, which has become Argyle’s signature stone and is coveted by diamond experts and collectors globally.
The Argyle lease tenants the traditional lands of the Gija and Mirriuwung people. In 2005, an Indigenous Land Use Agreement and Participation Agreement was set up between the mine and the Traditional Owners of the mining lease area. It was an important step towards Argyle’s sustainability goals and put in place a formal relationship that will help deliver long- term economic benefits to Aboriginal communities in the East Kimberley region.