Goodbye Argyle, the mine that was possibly more trouble than it was worth

FOR all the flashy marketing of its beautiful pink gems, the sad truth about Rio Tinto’s Argyle diamond mine in Western Australia is that it was probably more trouble than it was worth.

Goodbye Argyle, the mine that was possibly more trouble than it was worth Goodbye Argyle, the mine that was possibly more trouble than it was worth Goodbye Argyle, the mine that was possibly more trouble than it was worth Goodbye Argyle, the mine that was possibly more trouble than it was worth Goodbye Argyle, the mine that was possibly more trouble than it was worth

Argyle diamonds not forever

Discovered at a time when De Beers ruled the diamond world with an iron fist wrapped in a red velvet glove, Argyle was in the wrong place at the wrong time with a mix of stones which were of ordinary