Rio Tinto celebrates opening of new diamond pipe at Diavik

Rio Tinto celebrated on Aug 20, the opening of a fourth diamond pipe, known as A21, at the remote subarctic Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada.

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XI IJA Conference to gather the leaders of jewellery sector in Moscow

XI International Jewellery Academy Conference (IJA), the biggest business event for the heads of jewellery companies, will be held on September 24 in Moscow at the "Kosmos" Concert Hall.

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Lucara subsidiary collaborates with diamond technology developer

Lucara Diamond said its subsidiary Clara Diamond Solutions has inked a collaboration agreement with Sarine Technologies, a diamond industry technology developer.

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BlueRock secures loan to settle £230k claim made by ex-CEO

BlueRock Diamonds, which owns and operates the Kareevlei Diamond Mine in South Africa, has entered into a loan with chairperson Paul Beck and chief executive Adam Waugh.

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GJEPC to accept any role and shoulder any responsibility that the government gives it - Pramod Agrawal, Chairman, GJEPC

Addressing the Press on the concluding day of IIJS 2018, Chairman Pramod Agrawal and Vice Chairman Colin Shah revealed that The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has begun multiple initiatives and is interacting with various industry...

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Illegal miners hit diamond output from Petra’s Kimberley operations

10 may 2018

(miningmx.com) - Illegal mining at Petra Diamonds’ Kimberley Ekapa Mining JV (KEM) near Kimberley affected production during the March quarter by restricting access to high grade dumps at the surface retreatment operation. Petra CEO Johan Dippenaar said the restriction was caused by a combination of “physical blocking” of access to the high-grade dumps as well as impacts on haulage routes used to bring dump material to the treatment plant. The KEM operations have been plagued by the activities of illegal miners for nearly two years despite repeated attempts by Petra – and also by previous owners De Beers – to get the South African Police Services (SAPS) and the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to take action against the illegals.