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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, partners expedite Lulo kimberlite exploration

01 june 2017
Lucapa Diamond and its partners have managed to speed up the Lulo kimberlite exploration programme in Angola following the end of the wet season, which restricted work during the last two quarters.
The ASX-listed company said that the availability of additional drilling rigs had also helped improve drilling across its priority targets, including L13, e14, L15 and L242.
“The major objective for us is to locate the primary kimberlite source or sources of the exceptional alluvial diamonds we have been recovering at Lulo. While it is still early days, we are already seeing very encouraging results in the coarse material and contained indicator minerals,” said Lucapa managing director Stephen Wetherall.
“The preliminary analysis of the TDEM (Time Domain Electromagnetic) data has already resulted in the discovery of the L14 kimberlite pipe, within our high-priority area and just 2km upstream of Mining Block 8 on the Caculio River."
He said the final analysis and interpretation of the TDEM survey data was expected to further refine existing targets and identify new targets to be drilled this year.

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

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