Gem and Diamond

Mining News Pro - The diamond policy approved by Cabinet last week is more than a mining issue as it will be used as a foreign policy tool for Zimbabwe`s re-engagement process, President Mnangagwa has said.

Mining News Pro - Lucapa Diamond Company has recovered a large 78 carat white diamond from the Mothae kimberlite mine in Lesotho, southern Africa, highlighting the potential of the emerging operation.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has broken records at a recent tender of Argyle Pink Diamonds.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto, (NYSE:RIO) the world’s No.2 miner, announced today that it delivered record results at its 2018 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, which included 63 rare pink, red and violet diamonds from its Argyle mine in Australia.

Mining News Pro - World’s top diamond producer by output Alrosa said Wednesday it had begun production at its new Verkhne-Munskoye diamond field in eastern Siberia, which Russian President Vladimir Putin said would reinforce the state controlled firm’s position as a world leader.

Mining News Pro - The Star Diamond Corporation has received environmental approval from the Saskatchewan government for its Star-Orion South project, near Prince Albert.

Mining News Pro - The president of Zimbabwe Miners Federation, Henrietta Rushwaya, announced that villagers living around the Marange diamond fields in the eastern Manicaland province will be allocated claims to extract gems as part of government plans to empower the communities through mining.

Mining News Pro - Two of the world’s top diamonds producers are both shopping for deals, with Rio Tinto following De Beers in hunting for projects to replace aging operations and position for an improving global market outlook.

Mining News Pro - The Argyle diamond. Image: Rio Tinto.

Mining News Pro - Fancy pink diamond. Photo by Bonhams.

Mining News Pro - The 2kg-coin comes in two parts, an outer ring and a centrepiece emulating colonial Australia’s first official coinage – the historic “holey dollar and dump”. (Image courtesy of Perth Mint.)

Mining News Pro - LONDON – This summer’s crash in commodity prices is turning it into a year to forget for miners. Unless you dig the world’s biggest diamonds.

Mining News Pro - The new underground Renard 2 diamond mine is already operating above its 6,000-t/d target. (Image: Stornoway Diamond)

Mining News Pro - The Western Australian government is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from experienced mining companies interested in reopening the Ellendale diamond mine on a new mining lease

Mining News Pro - Lucapa Diamond Company and Leopold Damond Company have returned 1100 diamonds from the Brooking diamond project in West Kimberley, Western Australia. Lucapa owns 80 per cent of the project and Leopold the other 20 per cent.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has opened a fourth diamond pipe at the Diavik diamond mine in the Northwest Territories of Canada.

Mining News Pro - With Clara and Sarine technologies, the origin and ownership of every Lucara diamond will be easily traceable. (Image: Lucara Diamond)

Mining News Pro - A diamond that was unearthed in 2015 at the Diavik mine, operated by Rio Tinto, in one of the most remote corners of the world — about 210 km from the North Pole in the Barren Lands of Canada`s Northwest Territorities. (Image courtesy of

Mining News Pro - The Dynasty Diamond. Photo by Alrosa.

Mining News Pro - De Beers has decided to close the Voorspoed diamond mine in the Free State, Anglo American has drawn a line in the sand for its thermal coal portfolio and emerging tin miner AfriTin is on track to meet its targets. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines.

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