Mountain Province announced the discovery of a first new kimberlite discovery at Gahcho Kué in 20 years

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. announced the discovery of a new kimberlite at its Gahcho Kué Joint Venture (GKJV) leases.

14 june 2019

Lucara mulls best way to sell 1,758-ct diamond recovered at Karowe

Lucara Diamond Corporation, which recently recovered a 1,758-carat diamond at its Karowe mine in Botswana, is considering the best way to sell the world’s second largest diamond in modern history.

14 june 2019

Botswana Diamonds’ associate gets nod to sell diamonds from Thorny River bulk sampling

Botswana Diamonds said its 40%-owned Vutomi has been granted permission to sell diamonds recovered during bulk sampling at their Thorny River project, in South Africa.

14 june 2019

ALROSA earns over $2 mln from sales of polished diamonds in Israel

ALROSA, a global leader in diamond mining, held a tender for polished diamonds of own manufacture in Israel. The company’s cutting division – DIAMONDS ALROSA organized the tender.

14 june 2019

GJEPC presents pre-budget proposals to the Indian government

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC) has been talking with the Government of India to address major Banking Issues affecting G&J industry.

14 june 2019

Mining firms must reveal waste dump safety records, say investors

08 april 2019
(The Guardian) - A group of investors controlling more than $10tn in assets has written to the world’s largest mining companies demanding they reveal the safety records of their waste dumps after the collapse of the Brumadinho dam in Brazil in January, which killed hundreds of people. The dam, owned by the Brazilian mining firm Vale, was used to store tailings, the unwanted byproducts of an iron ore mine. It failed, releasing 11.7m cubic metres of mud that swamped nearby buildings. It is believed the collapse killed about 300 people. FTSE 100 mining companies Anglo American, Antofagasta, BHP Group, Glencore and Rio Tinto have all received the letters, which give them 45 days to publicly disclose their dams’ size, construction methods and safety records.