ZCDC on killing of artisanal diamond miners: ‘It was in self defence’

The Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamonds Company (ZCDC) said its security guards shot and killed alleged illegal diamond miners in Marange last week in self defence.

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IV International Economic Forum of the Amber Industry to be held in Svetlogorsk

IV International Economic Forum of the Amber Industry will be held on June 20 - 23, 2019, in Svetlogorsk, Kaliningrad Region. Amberforum is one of the main events of the amber industry in Russia.

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AGD DIAMONDS changing WIRTGEN for TESMEC

AGD DIAMONDS, AO held working meetings with Italy’s TESMEC S.p.A. in Arkhangelsk on May 22 and 23.

24 may 2019

De Beers lauds its synthetic diamond detection machines

De Beers said a central part of maintaining consumer confidence is research into diamond synthesis and the development of equipment that can reliably and consistently detect synthetic diamonds as well as ensure they are not misrepresented as natural...

24 may 2019

Sandvik starts 3D printing diamond composites

Sandvik Additive Manufacturing has announced that it created the first ever 3D printed diamond composite. The stone can be 3D printed in different complex shapes and used for industrial purposes.

24 may 2019

Climate Change Threatens Ice Roads. Satellites Could Help

13 may 2019

(wired.com) – For a few months each winter, Canada’s Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road is the world’s longest ice highway, a 300-plus-mile network of frozen lakes that connects lucrative diamond mines in Canada’s Northwest Territories to supplies from the nation’s not-quite-so-far north. But warmer winters and earlier springs have shortened the road’s open season by up to two weeks over the past decade. The loss of the road for even such a short time is very expensive, because the only other way to reach these mines is by air.