The VIIIth Ecological Forum: clean business means clean air

Despite the fact that greenhouse gas emissions in Russia have halved over the past three decades, the country’s business and government authorities still have a lot of work to do within the National Ecology Project. This was stated during the plenary...


Lulo diamonds sell for $2.6mln

Lucapa Diamond’s 40%-owned Lulo alluvial mine in Angola, has sold 1,736 carats of diamonds for $2.6 million, representing an average price per carat of $1,530.


Firestone hires diesel generator units to keep mine's processing plant running

Firestone Diamonds said its Liqhobong mine, in Lesotho remains without sufficient power to operate the processing plant despite efforts over the past week to identify and to resolve the problem.


GJEPC hosts ‘India Diamond Week’ in Mumbai

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) organized the India Diamond Week from 15th to 17th October 2019, which is aimed at creating an annual trading platform to increase communication amongst diamantaire,  and promoting...


BlueRock achieves record quarterly grades at SA mine

BlueRock Diamonds, which owns the Kareevlei diamond mine, in South Africa has achieved a grade of 4.3 carats per hundred tonnes (cpht) in the third quarter, compared with a grade of 3.13 cpht in the third quarter of last year.


Namdeb closure to hit country hard

23 september 2019
( - Namdeb’s mooted closure by 2022 would leave Namibia poorer by billions, and efforts are being made to explore extending the flagship company’s lifespan. The onshore diamond mining company – owned 50/50 by the Namibian government and De Beers Group – is hanging onto its own existence by fingernails as on-land diamond reserves wear thinner. Original operations started in 1908 and, while diamonds themselves are said to be ‘forever’, mining them is finite. The company, in fact, had its eulogy already written in preparation of its pre-empted closure in 2012, but work by its engineers breathed life into its lungs so it may hang onto dear life for 10 more years.