Alrosa exit Sunland Minerals JV with Botswana Diamonds, new partner enga

Botswana Diamonds said it now wholly-owns Sunland Minerals, having acquired for a nominal sum the 50 percent stake previously held by Alrosa as part of their joint venture. Its full ownership allowed for a new investor to enter as a new joint venture...

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Mountain Province Diamonds announced the results of its latest diamond sale

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. announced the preliminary results of its latest diamond sale which closed on November 14th 2018.

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VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show begins with a spectacular start

VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show (VOD DIJS) was declared opened on 14 Nov at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) by His Excellency Butti Saeed Al Ghandi, Second Vice Chairman of the DWTC.

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Graff unveiled polished from 1,109ct. Lesedi La Rona

Graff Diamonds has showcased the first of more than 60 diamonds it plans to polish from the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona rough stone it bought last year.

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Senior customs officials address GJEPC’s Open House at Jaipur

At an Open House organised by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) in Jaipur on 13 Nov several customs related issues were discussed by the industry, according to a report in gjepc.org.

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The 4th Industrial Revolution: How Mining Companies Are Using AI, Machine Learning And Robots

14 september 2018

(forbes.com) - In an industry such as mining where improving efficiency and productivity is crucial to profitability, even small improvements in yields, speed and efficiency can make an extraordinary impact. Mining companies basically produce interchangeable commodities. The mining industry employs a modest amount of individuals—just 670,000 Americans are employed in the quarrying, mining and extraction sector—but it indirectly impacts nearly every other industry since it provides the raw materials for virtually every other aspect of the economy. It's already been 10 years since the British/Australian mining company Rio Tinto began to use fully autonomous haul trucks, but they haven’t stopped there. Here are just a few ways Rio Tinto and other mining companies are preparing for the 4th industrial revolutions by creating intelligent mining operations.