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Hydrogeological situation at Mir diamond mine put under stricter monitoring

Currently, the main task is to ensure the safety of miners and rescuers on the mine’s level of -210 meters, where search works are carried on. To this end, ALROSA specialists monitor the water level in the quarry and in the underground mine every two...

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Curb on small-scale mining to weaken Ghana's diamond, gold output – report

A move by Ghana to curb small-scale mining, which is causing damage to the environment, will this year cause a low diamond and gold output.

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Rapaport Magazine undergoes a comprehensive redesign

In its 40th year, the iconic Rapaport Magazine, the primary source of diamond pricing and jewelry market information is relaunching after undergoing a comprehensive redesign.

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Zim’s diamond cutting, polishing sector struggling

Zimbabwe’s diamond cutting and polishing sector is reportedly “struggling” to make ends meet as they are not getting enough supplies of rough stones.

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India bans export of gold jewellery, medallion and coins above 22 cts

In an amendment in the Foreign Trade Policy-2015-20, the Government of India has banned the export of Gold Jewellery (plain and studded), Medallions & Coins of above 22k from DTA and Export Oriented Unit (EOU) Scheme, Electronics Hardware...

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Trump may suspend rules on African ‘conflict minerals,’ say human rights advocates

15 february 2017
(The Globe and Mail) - Congolese warlords and unethical U.S. corporations will be the big winners if U.S. President Donald Trump goes ahead with a reported plan to suspend the restrictions on “conflict minerals” from Central African war zones, human-rights groups say. The latest Trump plan would jeopardize many years of effort to identify minerals from conflict zones so that consumers aren’t inadvertently financing war and rape when they buy cellphones, laptops, jewellery and other products, the groups say.

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