Cherokee, above Orville. These diamonds, however, have come from alluvial deposits and have been found generally in washing for gold. As yet no authenticated discovery of diamond in its original matrix in California is recorded.
In Brazil the diamond industry has been increasing of late years, and the old mines in the Diamantina country are being worked by American capital and by the American methods which have proved so successful at De Beers. It is estimated that the annual value of the diamonds exported from Brazil amounts to over £800,000, but it is impossible to arrive at accurate figures owing to the large quantities smuggled out of the country to avoid payment of the export tax.
British Guiana produces a small quantity of diamonds, mostly, howevei, of small size. Between January and September, 1907, 1564 carats were exported.
Indian diamonds chiefly come from the 4