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Vallabhbhai Shamjibhai Patel tells about the ongoing construction of the Surat Diamond Bourse

The under-construction Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB) is India's second diamond trading hub based at Surat, Gujarat, spread across 35.54 acres with more than 4,000 offices for national & international traders. On the onset, the project which...

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The strategy of regulating the Russian jewellery industry

At the General Meeting of the Russian Jewellers Guild Association held in April, two principally important documents were adopted: The Strategy of Regulating the Jewellery Industry of Russia and The Charter of a Good Faith Taxpayer. Besides, the issues...

13 june 2018

Our first priority is to better understand artisanal and small-scale mining - Elodie Daguzan

The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), the organization dealing with the traditional diamond mining, recently announced the appointment of Élodie Daguzan as its first Goodwill Ambassador. Ms. Daguzan, who currently works as head of communication...

04 june 2018

Zimnisky on De Beers’ Lightbox: It’s a strategic, bold move that will benefit the entire natural diamond industry

De Beers shocked all and sundry end of May when it announced the launch of a new company called Lightbox Jewelry, which will market a new brand of laboratory-grown diamond jewellery in September. This effectively meant that the group had departed from...

01 june 2018

Tracking the provenance and lifecycle of a product is a natural and necessary evolution in our industry

A senior executive with a demonstrated history of working globally at management and board levels, Marcus ter Haar has been the Managing Director at Okavango Diamond Company (ODC), Botswana for about 10 months now, prior to which he held the...

28 may 2018

Lucapa makes progress in Botswana

10 january 2017
Lucapa Diamond has completed a preliminary exploration programme at its Orapa Area F project in Botswana, which included ground magnetic, EM and gravity surveys, along with EM soundings and MMI soil geochemical analysis.
The programme was said to have been “successful” in defining a doubled-lobed coincident gravity/magnetic feature at AN01, which would be the priority focus of the next drilling stage.
“This well-defined magnetic anomaly measures approximately 350 metres x 150 metres and represents a priority drilling target within the prolific Orapa diamond field,” it said in a statement Monday.
“While validating the techniques used to define AN01, modeling of the work undertaken at the two known kimberlites at Orapa Area F suggests BK14 is a conventional pipe with no previously-unexplored kimberlite offshoots and that BK38 is a likely narrow dyke.”
Meanwhile, Lucapa said drilling programmes would commence this year in Orapa Area F targets as kimberlite drilling was also stepped up at the flagship Lulo diamond project in Angola.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished


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