Lucapa sells more diamonds

Mining News Pro - Diamond miner Lucapa Diamonds has sold a 4 000 ct parcel of diamonds, generating A$6.3-million in revenue.

Lucapa sells $5m of Lulo diamonds

Mining News Pro - Lucapa Diamond Company has sold another large parcel of diamonds, worth $US5 million ($6.38 million), from its Lulo alluvial mine in Angola, Africa.

World’s top jewellery maker Pandora to use only lab-made diamonds

Mining News Pro - Pandora, the world’s biggest jeweler, dealt a blow to diamond miners on Tuesday by announcing it would no longer sell mined gems, but exclusively man-made ones.

Gem Diamonds records solid first-quarter performance

Mining News Pro - Gem Diamonds recovered 29 010 ct of diamonds from its 70%-owned Letšeng mine, in Lesotho, in the quarter ended March 31, an increase from the 26 110 ct produced in the first quarter of 2020.

Petra Diamonds delays release of probe into human rights abuses

Mining News Pro - Petra Diamonds has delayed the publication of an internal probe into alleged human right abuses at its Williamson mine in Tanzania after obtaining fresh information related to the case.

Lucapa notches three more 100+ carat diamonds

Mining News Pro - Lucapa Diamond Company and its partners have recovered three diamonds of more than 100 carats each at the Lulo alluvial diamond mine in Angola, Africa.

Botswana Diamonds progresses development of Botswana

Mining News Pro - Botswana Diamonds (BOD) says it had an eventful six months ended December 31, 2020, making significant progress on its diamond development projects in Botswana and South Africa.

Botswana finds 11 diamonds at Thorny River project

Mining News Pro - Botswana Diamonds said on Monday it had recovered 11 diamonds and “abundant” kimberlitic indicators from drill samples at its Thorny River project in South Africa’s Limpopo province.

Petra Diamonds probes new claims of human rights abuses in Tanzania

Mining News Pro - Struggling Petra Diamonds said on Tuesday is investigating fresh allegations of human rights abuses at its Williamson mine in Tanzania, following a lawsuit against the company launched last year.

Diamonds forecast to regain pre-pandemic sparkle in 2022 to 2024

Mining News Pro - Diamond jewellery demand will recover to pre-pandemic levels between 2022 and 2024, with China leading the way, a report commissioned by the Antwerp World Diamond Centre predicted.

Gem Diamonds ends 2020 with a bang as demand improvesd

Mining News Pro - Africa-focused Gem Diamonds ended 2020 in much better shape than many of its peers as it recorded revenue growth driven mostly by a sharp recovery in prices and sales during the second half of the year.

Lulo diamonds make a splash

Mining News Pro - Diamond miner Lucapa has reported A$7.7-million in revenues from the sale of a rough diamond parcel of 4 273 ct from its Lulo alluvial mine, in Angola.

Mark Bristow-led company to buy out embattled Rockwell Diamonds

Mining News Pro - In line with executing its winding down strategy, JSE-listed Rockwell Diamonds has entered into an acquisition and amalgamation agreement with a British Columbia-incorporated company wholly-owned by Mark Bristow, called Bristco.

Petra Diamonds’ investors back restructuring

Mining News Pro - Struggling Petra Diamonds said on Wednesday its investors have approved plans to restructure the business, a move that aims to provide the miner with a more stable, deleveraged capital structure to ensure its short and long-term viability.

Gem Diamonds to keep Letšeng running amid Lesotho lockdown

Mining News Pro - Africa-focused Gem Diamonds said on Wednesday its iconic Letšeng mine in Lesotho will remain fully operational during a 14-day lockdown that comes into effect from midnight on Thursday.

Over 3,000 diamonds recovered from Star-Orion South project in Saskatchewan

Mining News Pro - Star Diamond announced that 3,534 diamonds weighing 210.68 carats have been recovered to date from the ninth bulk sample trench excavated on the Star kimberlite at the Star-Orion South project in north-central Saskatchewan, Canada.

Rio Tinto breaks records at 2020 Argyle diamonds tender

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has achieved record-breaking results during its 2020 Argyle pink diamonds tender collection of 62 rare pink, red, blue and violet diamonds from the now-shuttered Western Australian mine.

De Beers reports steady demand for rough diamonds in tenth sales cycle

Mining News Pro - Diamond miner De Beers CEO Bruce Cleaver says positive consumer demand for diamond jewellery is supporting the continuation of retail orders for polished diamonds from the diamond industry’s midstream sector.

Botswana Diamonds acquires Sekaka from embattled Petra

Mining News Pro - Botswana Diamonds said on Monday it had completed the acquisition of Sekaka, the exploration vehicle that belonged to embattled rival Petra Diamonds and which held three prospecting licenses in the country’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

Scientists produce diamonds in minutes at room temperature

Mining News Pro - A study conducted by an international team of scientists from The Australian National University, RMIT University, the University of Sydney and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and published in the journal Small reports that both Lonsdaleite and regular diamonds can form at normal room temperatures by just applying high pressures – equivalent to 640 African elephants on the tip of a ballet shoe.

Lab-made diamonds show drilling potential

Mining News Pro - A team of scientists led by the Australian National University and RMIT University have created two types of diamonds in the lab at room temperature.

Rio Tinto hosts second last Argyle diamonds tender

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has showcased its iconic annual Argyle diamonds tender to collectors from across Asia in Singapore.

Petra Diamonds loses shine with 36% revenue drop

Mining News Pro - Struggling Petra Diamonds (LON: PDL) reported on Tuesday a 36% fall in revenue and a net loss of $223 million (168.7 million pounds) for the year ended June 30, as the pandemic deepened the company’s financial woes.

Botswana Diamonds gets go-ahead to finalise Sekaka Diamonds buyout

Mining News Pro - Botswana Diamonds has announced that all conditions precedent for the acquisition of Sekaka Diamonds have been satisfied.

Botswana Diamonds identifies focus areas at Marsfontein

Mining News Pro - Botswana Diamonds` exploration programme has identified several kimberlite targets at its Marsfontien and Thorny River projects in South Africa.

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