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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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Martin Rapaport’s Presentation at the Mines to Market Conference was divisive, belligerent & inaccurate at best

21 march 2017

(Diamond World News Service) - The Day 2 of the Mines to Market Conference came to an end with Rapaport’s offensive and demeaning presentation - “State of Diamond Industry”. He began by saying how greatly India is dependent on the US and how much it needs America more than anything else. His presentation and manner of speaking was extremely demeaning, aggressive and insulting to Indians. “Indian industries are suckers, they manipulate profits,” he said. He also mentioned that the net rough exports in the UAE are only because of India. He continued to his vindictive presentation by accusing Indian businessmen of malpractices. He insinuated that Indians support illegal activities which are eventually funding terrorism and that President Trump will not stand for such things. It was very evident that Rapaport was acting as an agent for Trump to fix policies between India and America.

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