Gem and Diamond

Mining News Pro - Africa-focused Firestone Diamonds (LON:FDI) has unearthed an undamaged 70-carat white, makeable stone from its 75%-owned Liqhobong mine in Lesotho.

Mining News Pro - If diamond miner equities are a proxy, the sentiment surrounding the diamond industry is now at historically low levels.

Mining News Pro - Lucapa Diamond Company, with its joint venture partners, has sold $US16.7 million ($22.9 million) of diamonds from its Lulo alluvial mine at a historic tender in Angola.

Mining News Pro -EMX Royalty, a royalty holder on the Gumsberg project in Sweden, announced this week that operator Boreal Metals discovered a high-grade zone of zinc-silver-lead-gold mineralization, named the South Zone, at the property.

Mining News Pro - Lucara Diamond Corporation`s Karowe mine, in Botswana, has yielded another significant find – a 240 ct top white gem diamond.

Mining News Pro - The Star-Orion South diamond project 60 km east of Prince Albert is moving toward the bulk sampling stage. Owner Star Diamond Corp. says that Rio Tinto Exploration Canada – holder of an option to earn a 60% interest – has begun sonic and core drilling of up to 25 pilot holes in preparation for bulk sampling the Orion South kimberlite.

Mining News Pro - Following the reopening of its offices in New York last year and the announcement of growing sales in the US, Alrosa decided to recruit an experienced female executive to lead operations in American territory.

Mining News Pro - In 2018, ALROSA, the largest diamond mining company in the world, held 32 international auctions receiving a total revenue of $463 million for the year, for its special size (over 10.8 carats) rough diamonds.

Mining News Pro - Angola will give the outcome of its first diamond auction on January 31 as the southwest African country’s seeks to increase transparency, attract more investment and boost government revenue, state-owned diamond-trading company Sodiam said.

Mining News Pro - Western Australia-based Lucapa Diamond Company is offering several diamonds from its Lulo mine in Angola, central Africa, in a competitive bid.

Mining News Pro - ALROSA today announced its rough and polished diamond sales results for December and preliminary results for 2018.

Mining News Pro - Newly public Finland gold explorer Firefox Gold recently identified five new gold targets on its Jeesio gold project in Northern Finland’s central Lapland greenstone belt after compiling samples in its geochemical database.

Mining News Pro - With more than 25 years’ experience in the diamond industry — including 19 with De Beers – Stuart Brown was looking for a new opportunity. He found it as the president and CEO of Mountain Province Diamonds (TSX: MPVD; NASDAQ: MPVD).

Mining News Pro - Diamond miner Lucapa has locked in R100-million in development funding from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) for the Mothae kimberlite mine, in Lesotho.

Mining News Pro - Australia’s Lucapa Diamond (ASX:LOM) has locked in 100 million rand (about $7m) in development funding from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) for its 70%-owned Mothae diamond plant, in Lesotho.

Mining News Pro - Myanmar’s parliament has passed a new law governing the gemstone sector. According to international anti-corruption NGO Global Witness, “the law may do little to reform the notoriously corrupt, conflict-tainted, multi-billion dollar jade sector while allowing companies involved in illegal activities and human rights and environmental harms to secure access to the valuable mineral.”

Mining News Pro - This year will likely go down in history as the one when lab-grown diamonds, made for decades as an inexpensive alternative to mined stones for industrial purposes, finally cracked the consumer market, largely thanks to millennials` evolving shopping tastes.e

Mining News Pro - This year will likely go down in history as the one when lab-grown diamonds, made for decades as an inexpensive alternative to mined stones for industrial purposes, finally cracked the consumer market, largely thanks to millennials` evolving shopping tastes.

Mining News Pro - Firestone Diamonds has recovered a 46 ct white diamond, from its Liqhobong mine, in Lesotho.

Mining News Pro - Prize Mining Corporation (Prize) has reported results from the Phase I and II diamond drill programmes from the Kena gold project, located in the highly prospective Kootenay Boundary region near Nelson (British Columbia) and has provided a corporate update relating to the company`s other activities including the Manto Negro copper project in Mexico.

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