Gem and Diamond

Mining News Pro - South Africa’s Petra Diamonds could get up to $15 million for a 20.08-carat blue rock it found in September at its iconic Cullinan mine, when it goes for sale at a planned tender in Johannesburg next month.

Mining News Pro - An unusual diamond with another diamond found inside was mined in Yakutia at the Nyurba mining and processing division of Alrosa, the Russian miner announced Friday.

Mining News Pro - The latest sales data from De Beers reinforces why this is one of the worst years for the diamond industry in a long time.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto is exploring for diamonds in Canada as part of its plans to stay in the sector despite the looming closure of its Argyle mine in Australia, known for extremely rare pink diamonds, the firm’s head of copper and diamonds said.

Mining News Pro - South Africa’s Petra Diamonds has found yet another big rock at its iconic Cullinan mine, one of the many coloured diamonds it has unearthed at the operation this year.

Mining News Pro - A PhD student at the University of Alberta discovered a new mineral inside a diamond recovered from a mine in South Africa.

Mining News Pro - MIT engineers created a material that is 10 times blacker than anything that has previously been reported.

Mining News Pro - Namdeb Holdings Limited, a joint venture between the Namibian Government and Anglo American’s diamond unit De Beers Group, said on Thursday that it has sold Elizabeth Bay Mine and its associated marine assets as a going concern to Lewcor, a 100% Namibian-owned consortium.

Mining News Pro - Russia’s Alrosa is talking to several global jewellery retailers about jointly marketing the miner’s jewellery brand that uses fluorescent diamonds, as it strives to create a new niche for the natural stones.

Mining News Pro - Stornoway Diamond Corp. of Montreal has been granted protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act from the Superior Court of Quebec while the company restructures its business and financial affairs.

Mining News Pro - Rapaport has published a report stating that the escalation of the US-China trade war, the protests in Hong Kong, and the depreciation of the yuan, paired with dealers taking their summer vacations, greatly impacted the diamond market in August.

Mining News Pro - Sierra Leoneans living next to the country’s largest diamond mine are taking their government to West Africa’s regional court for failing to protect them from alleged environmental lapses by the company that runs it, a subsidiary of Octea Limited.

Mining News Pro - GGL Resources (TSXV: GGL) reported receiving encouraging results from a ground geophysical survey program on the Stein diamond project in Nunavut, northern Canada.

Mining News Pro - De Beers’s diamond buyers took the rare opportunity to reject stones from the biggest supplier as the company offered almost unprecedented flexibility to ease a growing crisis.

Mining News Pro - A 14.83-carat pink oval diamond found and polished by Russia’s Alrosa (MCX:ALRS) could fetch up to $65 million when it goes up for sale in November.

Mining News Pro - Anglo American’s De Beers, the world’s No.1 diamond miner by value, will once again let buyers reject some of the precious stones at the company’s upcoming sale amid weak prices and miners facing challenging times, especially those producing cheaper and smaller stones where there is too much supply.

Mining News Pro - At the foot of a slag heap some 40 metres high, Adi Kalie Bangura showed the black welts that dot his arms and legs that he says are the result of drinking and bathing in water contaminated by Sierra Leone’s largest diamond mine.

Mining News Pro - The world’s top diamond producer by output, Alrosa (MCX:ALRS), and the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company have signed a joint venture agreement to develop diamond deposits in Zimbabwe.

Mining News Pro - South Africa’s Petra Diamonds (LON:PDL) on Monday became the latest victim of weak demand for precious stones that is crippling the industry after reporting full-year revenue below analysts’ estimates.

Mining News Pro - The world’s top diamond producer by output, Alrosa (MCX:ALRS), reported unearthing a gem-quality rough diamond weighing 63.15 carats from the Zapolyarnaya kimberlite pipe of the Verkhne-Munskoye depositlocated in Yakutia.

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