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...


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

North Arrow starts exploration drilling program at Loki diamond project in Canada

13 march 2018
North Arrow Minerals Inc has announced the start of an exploration drilling program at the Company's 100% owned Loki Diamond Project, in Canada's Northwest Territories,
It is located in the Lac de Gras region, approximately 30 km southwest, and 24 km west of the Ekati and Diavik diamond mines, respectively and immediately adjacent to the west of the Company's LDG joint venture property with Dominion Diamonds.
Field crews and a diamond drill have been mobilized to site and ground geophysical surveys have been completed.
Approximately 1,000 m of drilling is planned to evaluate the size potential and internal geology of the diamondiferous EG05 kimberlite and to test a number of new targets defined by ground geophysical surveys and having good kimberlite indicator mineral support.
Drilling is expected to continue through to the end of March 2018. Funding for the drill program is being supported, in part, by the Northwest Territories' Mining Incentive Program.


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