What Jagersfontein diamond mine staff should have done to avoid the dam wall collapse

A mine dam wall at South Africa’s Jagersfontein diamond mine in Free State province recently collapsed twice within two weeks, killing one person and damaging properties. The dam at the disused mine held liquid waste from a tailings reprocessing operation...

03 october 2022

“The global diamond industry must now learn to steer clear of this obstructive and outdated “blood/conflict diamond” terminology,” says Dr M’zee Fula Ngenge, Chairman, African Diamond Council

Dr M'zée Fula Ngenge, the Chairman of the African Diamond Council (ADC), a Mining Engineer and highly respected Senior Strategy Advisor celebrated 40 years in the global diamond industry this year. He acts as a professional liaison within...

26 september 2022

Anglo American Platinum makes significant investments in SA’s hydrogen economy

Anglo American Platinum continues to make significant investments in South Africa’s hydrogen economy, according to a company spokesperson. The Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) miner’s external communication principal Nomonde Ndwalaza told Rough&Polished’s...

19 september 2022

Ellen Joncheere: I am launching a new initiative to support young designers globally

Ellen Joncheere, CEO of HRD Antwerp, in an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished told about the history of the HRD Design Awards and its new, 18th edition.

12 september 2022

Hari Krishna Exports eyes untapped diamond jewellery markets

Ghanshyam Dholakia, born in a farmers’ family in a remote village Dudhala in Gujarat was inspired along with his siblings by his father to follow their destiny and this led them to Surat city - a world of opportunities! In the early seventies, Ghanshyam’s...

05 september 2022

In the Krasnoyarsk territory mining began at the northernmost coal deposit


The development of the Syradasay coal deposit has begun in Taimyr. The first coal has already been loaded. This was announced by the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Alexander Uss in his Telegram channel.

Norilsk Nickel to create its own export fleet


Norilsk Nickel, the world's largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel, is considering the possibility of forming its own fleet in order to guarantee the export of products. This, according to TASS, was stated by Ravil Nasybullov, director of the logistics department of the company during the All-Russian Maritime Congress.

Finland blocks legal export of Russian icebreaker

05 october 2022

The Finnish Foreign Ministry reported today that it is preventing the export of the icebreaker ordered by Russia to this nation's shipyards. It is the contract construction of the Russian mining and metallurgical company Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel).

Research indicates Western Arctic Ocean is acidifying four times faster than other oceans

04 october 2022

The Western Arctic Ocean is acidifying four times faster than other oceans as ice melts at record speeds. Melting ice has increased how fast Arctic waters are absorbing carbon dioxide, making them more acidic faster. The change could disrupt entire marine ecosystems.

Can re-freezing Earth's poles solve global warming?

03 october 2022

As the severity of global warming and melting icecaps increases scientists have devised a ‘controversial plan’ to tackle the issue of global warming. They suggest spraying sulphur dioxide in the atmosphere to refreeze the Earth's poles, says a report in Economic Times.

Arctic freeze

30 september 2022

The Russian gas projects in the Arctic may slow down due to the disappearance of foreign investors and problems with import phaseout in the face of new sanctions.

The Russian Academy of Sciences talks about the ice shift in the Kara Sea

29 september 2022

According to Academician Mikhail Flint, the ice fringes have moved 850 km to the north in the summer season over the past 35 years.

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