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Virtual Possibilities of Jewellery Market

Online jewellery trading in Russia – since it started boosting and becoming more popular among the consumers - is of keen interest among the market players and is a topical issue. Dmitry Zamyshlyaev, Deputy Head of the Federal State Enterprise ‘Assay...

17 july 2017

Too early to say good days are back, but the industry is witnessing changes

Rajesh Lakhani, Director of Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd has more than 20 years standing in the diamond industry shouldering major responsibilities at Kiran including planning, developing and managing global marketing, sales and distribution of polished goods...

10 july 2017

The task of all the jewellery community is to back up the history of natural diamond, its myths, its reputation of a rare and most precious gem

Russkaya Yuvelirnaya Kompaniya No. 1 Holding comprising the Moscow jewellery factory of the same name and the retail chains in Novosibirsk and Moscow manufactures exclusive jewellery pieces and sells them on the Russian market. It specializes in making...

03 july 2017

SA’s Vutomi project can start production end of 2018 – John Teeling

Botswana Diamonds entered into an option and earn-in agreement with Vutomi Mining and Razorbill Properties, a private diamond exploration and development firm in South Africa last February. It agreed to pay Vutomi a total of £942,000 in cash, of which...

26 june 2017

Proximity doesn’t matter, your pocket does: Tanzanians interested in tanzanite jewellery can testify

Tanzanite, a rare blue/purple gem, was discovered in the Merarani Hills of Manyara Region in northern Tanzania in 1967, a few miles from Arusha and Mount Kilimanjaro. It is used as a gemstone and of late Tanzanians are manufacturing quality jewellery...

19 june 2017

Tsodilo says completion of BK16 drilling programme in the offing

19 may 2017
Tsodilo Resources said a pilot hole drill programme at its BK16 kimberlite project in Botswana will be completed end of this month-end.
Fourteen holes totaling approximately 3,100 meters had been planned with 11 completed to date.
This was expected to provide just under 2 000 t of kimberlite for processing.
The pilot hole pattern was designed to achieve an approximate 50-metre grid hole spacing for the first phase large diameter drilling (LDD) sampling.
Tsodilo said the primary objectives of the pilot holes were to improve on and upgrade the knowledge of the internal geology of the kimberlite and optimise the kimberlite intersected by the LDD programme.
“Geotechnical studies of the cores will allow for the selection of the appropriate LDD drill bits based on rock hardness and the pilot hole cores will also provide a reference once the diamond recovery results have been obtained from the LDD programme,” it said.
The BK16 kimberlite project is located within the Orapa Kimberlite Field (OKF).
Of the 83 known kimberlite bodies in the OKF, nine had been or are currently being mined. These included Debswana’s Orapa and Lucara’s Karowe.

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

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