Gem and Diamond

Mining News Pro - BlueRock Diamonds has recovered a 12.6 ct diamond from its Kareevlei diamond mine in the Kimberley region of South Africa.

Mining News Pro - Lucapa Diamond Company has cut and polished a 46-carat pink coloured diamond that was recovered at the Lulo diamond project in Angola, Africa into three diamonds.

Mining News Pro - With the onset of the global Covid-19 pandemic, Diamcor Mining remained focused on reducing costs, operational planning for the resumption of operations and continued strengthening of the core operational management team during the six months to September 30.

Mining News Pro - Diamond mining giant De Beers on Monday outlined plans to ethically source its diamonds and be carbon neutral by 2030 due to growing investor pressure on companies to be environmentally and socially responsible.

Mining News Pro - Botswana Diamonds said on Monday it had completed the acquisition of Sekaka, the exploration vehicle that belonged to embattled rival Petra Diamonds and which held three prospecting licenses in the country’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

Mining News Pro - Lucapa Diamond Company has sold 4269 carats of diamonds from the Lulo alluvial mine in Angola.

Mining News Pro - Following a competitive tender process, Petra Diamonds has sold the Letlapa Tala Collection of five blue diamonds, weighing 85.6 ct in total, to a partnership between De Beers and Diacore for $40.36-million.

Mining News Pro - A study conducted by an international team of scientists from The Australian National University, RMIT University, the University of Sydney and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and published in the journal Small reports that both Lonsdaleite and regular diamonds can form at normal room temperatures by just applying high pressures – equivalent to 640 African elephants on the tip of a ballet shoe.

Mining News Pro - De Beers Group announced on Wednesday that sales of rough diamonds rose more than 12% in the latest sales cycle, as demand improves on the back of easing covid-19 restrictions and ahead of the holiday season.

Mining News Pro - A team of scientists led by the Australian National University and RMIT University have created two types of diamonds in the lab at room temperature.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has showcased its iconic annual Argyle diamonds tender to collectors from across Asia in Singapore.

Mining News Pro - Struggling Petra Diamonds (LON: PDL) reported on Tuesday a 36% fall in revenue and a net loss of $223 million (168.7 million pounds) for the year ended June 30, as the pandemic deepened the company’s financial woes.

Mining News Pro - Petra Diamonds has posted a net loss of $223-million for the financial year ended June 30 – an improvement on the net loss after tax of $258-million reported for the 2019 financial year.

Mining News Pro - Botswana Diamonds has announced that all conditions precedent for the acquisition of Sekaka Diamonds have been satisfied.

Mining News Pro - Dominion Diamond Mines, the company that owns a controlling interest in the Ekati mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories, announced that some 60 employees will be called back to the operation for an anticipated restart.

Mining News Pro - Canada’s Lucara Diamond has found yet another massive stone at its prolific Karowe mine in Botswana, the same asset that last year yielded the 1,758-carat Sewelô (“rare find”), the second-largest diamond ever mined.

Mining News Pro - An extremely rare, purple-pink diamond mined in Russia, which Sotheby’s described as “a true wonder of nature”, sold for $26.6 million Swiss francs ($29 million) on Wednesday, the auction house said.

Mining News Pro - Lithium miner Galaxy Resources has inked a three-year spodumene concentrate offtake agreement with China’s Sichuan Chengtun Lithium Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chengxin Lithium Group.

Mining News Pro - Treasury Metals has appointed Jeremy Wyeth as president and CEO with effect from December 7, replacing Greg Ferron who will be transitioning to a consulting role effective immediately.

Mining News Pro - Lucara Diamond Corporation, which has reported a strong third-quarter performance, has recovered a 998 ct high white clivage diamond from its wholly-owned Karowe diamond mine, in Botswana.

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