De Beers conducts second translocation of elephants to Mozambique

De Beers has carried out the second translocation of elephants from its Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve (VLNR) in South Africa to Zinave National Park in Mozambique has taken place.

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ALROSA, ZCDC ink JV agreement to develop Zim diamond deposits

Russian diamond giant, ALROSA has inked a joint venture agreement with the state-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) to develop diamond deposits in Zimbabwe.

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First Israel Diamond Week in Shanghai to embark on a new era of cooperation

When the first Israel Diamond Week opens in Shanghai today, a new era of cooperation between the Israeli and Chinese diamond industries will be launched, says a press release from IDI.

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Mothae diamond output 36% ahead of H1 target – Lucapa

Lucapa Diamond said its 75%-owned Mothae mine, in Lesotho produced 6,349 carats in the second quarter of 2019, bringing the first half output to 13,267 carats.

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Newfield seeks to increase Tongo resource

Newfield Resources has commenced further drilling and diamond assays on the Panguma kimberlite, which is located to the west of the Kundu and Lando kimberlites, in Sierra Leone.

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Are crystals the new blood diamonds?

28 june 2019
(theguardian.com) - In three short years, crystals have risen from niche new age interest to valid hobby, firmly embedded in the mainstream consciousness. In 2017 crystals became a multibillion-dollar slice of the $4.2 trn global wellness industry, with shamans using them to advise entrepreneurs on investment opportunities, and Gwyneth Paltrow selling them to encourage serenity and to “purify” water. Their investment status is compared to fine art. Women have been persuaded to welcome their presence in beauty products and fashion accessories, not by spiritual healers, but celebrities. But while it’s claimed crystals help people harness the energy of the earth, the more they are mined, the more that earth is suffering. Here is the dirty truth of crystals.