Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

World's Once-Biggest Gem Field Idle as $13 Billion Said Gone

  • Zimbabwean state takes control of Marange gemfield operators
  • President says illicit gem trade costs economy $13 billion

At Zimbabwe’s biggest diamond field, cattle that strayed through a sagging fence graze unattended near idled dump trucks and conveyors as police stop and check visitors’ vehicles for clearance.

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