Diamond Resources

Datasets (zip)
Codebook (pdf)
About the dataset (doc)

The diamonds dataset offers a comprehensive list of all known diamond deposits throughout the world. Each deposit is coded with precise geographic coordinates, geological form of the diamond, and dates of discovery and first production. The dataset is available as GIS shapefiles as well as in spreadsheet (Excel) format. See codebook for definitions and further details. 

The diamonds data are published in:

Gilmore, Elisabeth; Nils Petter Gleditsch, Päivi Lujala & Jan Ketil Rød, 2005. ‘Conflict Diamonds: A New Dataset’, Conflict Management and Peace Science 22(3): 257–292

For a companion article, see:

Lujala, Päivi; Nils Petter Gleditsch & Elisabeth Gilmore, 2005. ‘A Diamond Curse? Civil War and a Lootable Resource’, Journal of Conflict Resolution 49(4): 538–562.