The Source – Argyle Diamond Mine | Australian Diamond Story

The Argyle Diamond Mine, home of Australian diamonds, is renowned as one of the world’s premier suppliers of diamonds. Owned and operated by Rio Tinto, a global industry leader, it is recognized for its innovative engineering, sustainable mining practices, and partnerships with indigenous communities

Located in the remote East Kimberley region of Western Australia, the Argyle mine operates in one of the world’s last great wildernesses. Its iconic red landscape, vivid blue skies and ancient rock formations stretch as far as the eye can see. Argyle features prominently in the culture and spirituality of the local Aboriginal people who have inhabited the area for thousands of years.


Being allowed to mine here is a privilege, one that Rio Tinto honours by working respectfully and keeping the long-term future of these natural treasures always in its sights. This means not only working meticulously to minimize the impact on the environment but also respecting the needs of the local communities.

Brightening the future

The Argyle mine is committed to creating positive outcomes for the Aboriginal communities it works with. Revenues from the mine help create new opportunities in training, employment and business, as well as economic growth, providing remote communities with the capacity to chart their own destiny and enrich the lives of future generations.

Brightening the future

“I started my business through Argyle and have developed my reputation as a tour operator and cross-cultural training provider, developing business for the long term. I am now even expanding my business beyond Argyle into more cross-cultural training programs and some 4WD tours.”

Ted Hall, a Miriuwung business owner