The big one: West Coast diamonds
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟱 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮.
Like the pioneer diggers on whose backs South Africa's rich mining history was built, diamond miners in the Namaqualand West Coast stake their futures on The Big One. Some work for bigger miners, some as privateers with their own concessions. But for of them it's risky and backbreaking work diving the icy depths or scratching in the surf, eyes peeled, for the gem that will change their fortunes. Carte Blanche gets an inside look at the lives of rugged men who share a passion for the shiny stones and a good story.