Gem and Diamond

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 Foxfirediamond.com)

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.

Mining News Pro - Australia’s Lucapa Diamond (ASX:LOM) announced Monday the recovery of yet another special diamond from its 70 per cent-owned Mothae diamond mine in Lesotho.

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Mining News - PERTH (miningweekly.com) – The share price of ASX-listed Merlin Diamonds rose by more than 14% on Tuesday after the company announced that 32 pink diamonds, totalling 6.63 ct, have been recovered from its Merlin mine, in the Northern Territory.

Mining News Pro- Rio Tinto has unveiled the largest vivid pink diamond in the history of its Argyle pink diamonds tender, during a preview in Sydney.

Mining News - The chairman of the board of directors of the Iranian rock association, pointing out that in the current period, even the entry of a dollar into the country is high, the government has determined the export of raw materials, said that the state of duties for export stones in the present situation is not in the interest of the country.

Mining News - Deputy director of the ministry of industry, mining and trade plan and program pointed to the existence of good mineral capacity in different regions, said the completion plan of the mineral industry chain in the basic metals sector, such as steel, copper and somewhat aluminum, will be carried out this year.

Mining News - Feature speakers are Eira Thomas , Grenville Thomas , and Matt Manson, symposium representator is The North Mine http://www.northernminer.com/

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