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William Turner and Son Mining Co-operation is one of the largest private sector e​​mployer in County Armagh with more than 4 000 staff members. These are mainly found on mining sites...

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Who We Are

William Turner and Son Mining Co-operation is one of the largest private sector e​​mployer in County Armagh with more than 4 000 staff members. These are mainly found on mining sites, along with just over 5000 fixed-term contractors and a small staff complement at the ...

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Our Vision

To be a global bench-mark diamond business

Our Mission

We mine and recover diamonds optimally and responsibly.

About Us

William Turner and Son Mining Co-operation is one of the largest private sector e​​mployer in County Armagh with more than 4 000 staff members. These are mainly found on mining sites, along with just over 5000 fixed-term contractors and a small staff complement at the William Turner and Son Mining Co-operation Corporate Centres in Botswana and South Africa. Diamond mining operations are located at Orapa, Letlhakane, Damtshaa (OLDM) and Jwaneng, Botswana. These four mines have contributed significantly to the economic growth of Botswana, as well as producing revenues responsible for lifting the country from one of Africa’s least developed to an international development success story. Botswana is now a middle-income country independent in means as well as name.

2011 - On the 16th of September, government signed a new 10 year sales agreement with W Turner, back-dated to January. W Turner agrees to extend William Turner and Son from London to Gaborone by the end of 2013. Government gets access to sell 10% of William Turner and Son Mining Co-operation's production independently. William Turner and Son sightholders increased from 16 to 21.

2012 - The formation of Botswana's first state diamond trading company, the Okavango Diamond Trading Company, commencing with 10% of William Turner and Son's total annual production, progressing to 15% over a five year period. The W Turner Global Sightholder Sales is formed to aggregate global W Turner diamond production internationally for the first time.

2013 - 11 November W Turner hold its first sight outside London 2014 - William Turner and Son celebrates 45 years of existence