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Mining News Pro - De Beers Venetia Mine has unveiled a R10-million coronavirus testing laboratory that will be used to check the diamond mines’ employees and contractors for Covid-19.

Mining News Pro - The famous Cullinan diamond, which is now the centrepiece of the British Crown Jewels, likely originated in Earth’s lower mantle, right beneath the rigid and stable continental plates, where the mantle is slowly moving or convecting.

Mining News Pro - Following a strategic review into its capital structure options, London-listed Petra Diamonds has decided to seek offers for the company or for parts of the business’ assets.

Mining News Pro - Petra Diamonds has put itself or parts of its business up for sale, the Africa-focussed miner said on Friday, as part of a review the company began in March after being hammered by lacklustre demand and prices for the precious gem.

Mining News Pro - Stornoway Diamond announced Thursday that Patrick Godin and Annie Torkia Lagacé will be stepping down from their respective positions as president and CEO and EVP, finance and corporate services, effective Friday June 26.

Mining News Pro - For decades, shopping for uncut diamonds was a tightly scripted affair: First, persuade De Beers to add you to its list of handpicked customers. Then, 10 times a year, attend a week-long sale to buy exactly the amount De Beers offers you at whatever price it chooses.

Mining News Pro - Canadian diamond miner Mountain Province Diamonds has provided a new guidance for 2020, as CEO Stuart Brown says that demand for rough diamonds is starting to show signs of interest.

Mining News Pro - Global miner Rio Tinto PLC has no plans to take full control of its Canadian Arctic diamond mine, which faces closure and will cost hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up, court documents show.

Mining News Pro - The Diamond Producers’ Association (DPA), established only five years ago by a coalition of diamond miners including De Beers and Alrosa, has relaunched as the Natural Diamond Council.

Mining News Pro - Angola’s Mineral Resources and Petroleum Minister Dr Diamantino Pedro Azevedo has announced the country’s plans to develop industry-specific market infrastructure for improved diamond trade activity.

Mining News Pro - Edward Asscher has been named president of the World Diamond Council (WDC), the international organisation that is charged with leading the industry’s effort to prevent conflict diamonds from entering the jewellery supply chain and with representing it in the tripartite Kimberley Process coalition.

Mining News Pro - The unforeseen global health crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic has had dire economic repercussions, to which South Africa is not immune.

Mining News Pro - The discovery of alluvial diamonds in the unique secondary deposits of the Middle Orange River downstream of Hopetown in South Africa in 1867 was the catalyst that initiated the development of the mining industry in Southern Africa.

Mining News Pro - EHR Resources has partnered with North Arrow Minerals to explore the Naujaat diamond project in Canada under a new agreement.

Mining News Pro - A natural diamond is made from carbon and is the hardest natural known substance on earth. Natural diamonds are created over a period of one- to three-billion years, many kilometres below the earth`s mantle under natural conditions of very high pressure and high temperature.

Mining News Pro - The Democratic Republic of Congo has suspended the board of directors and management of state-controlled diamond mining company MIBA, after an audit revealed significant irregularities, the government said in a statement.

Mining News Pro - Botswana Diamonds (BOD) has concluded the processing of two bulk samples taken from the Marsfontein diamond development project, in Limpopo; the samples of which comprised 58 t of fresh high-interest kimberlite and 62 t of kimberlite material from one of the residual stockpiles, known as Dump E.

Mining News Pro - Russia’s central bank said on Monday it was seeking to reverse a $1.45 billion deal between Lukoil and Otkritie Holding as part of efforts to recover some state money spent on a bailout of Otkritie bank.

Mining News Pro - Canada’s Dominion Diamond Mines has unveiled a transaction that would allow it to exit court protection from creditors and access short-term operating funds, which would pave the way to eventually restart its idled Ekati mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

Mining News Pro - Following anaemic April sales caused by falling demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia’s Alrosa has started pushing for the sale of fluorescent diamonds.

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