Angola's Luaxe eyes trial mining mid-next year – Alrosa

Angola's new Luaxe diamond deposit is set to commence trial mining mid-next year that is expected to produce 1 million carats worth $90 million in 2020, according to Alrosa.

Yesterday

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels totals $67.5 million

Christie’s latest auction Magnificent Jewels, which was held on December 11, totaled $67,519,625.

Yesterday

Botswana Diamonds opts to focus on advanced kimberlite projects in Zimbabwe, South Africa

Botswana Diamonds, which convened its Annual General Meeting (AGM), in London on Thursday, has resolved that its diamond exploration work will focus on advanced kimberlite projects in Zimbabwe and the Free State kimberlite field in South Africa...

Yesterday

Petra’s SA mining operations back at normal load levels

Petra Diamonds' mining operations in South Africa are now operating at normal load levels after the country’s power utility, Eskom, lifted its load curtailment restrictions.

Yesterday

AGD DIAMONDS extracts its four millionth ton of ore

The Grib Mining and Processing Division, which is operated by AGD DIAMONDS, has processed its four millionth ton of ore in line with the company’s annual production plan.

12 december 2019

Europe-led global certification scheme for raw materials expected in 2020

21 november 2019

(mining.com) - A group of European bodies and companies have joined efforts to create the first global certification scheme ensuring consistent standards of environmental, social and economic impact throughout the entire raw materials value chain, to be launched next year. CERA (CErtification of RAw Materials), conceived in 2015 by German engineering and consulting firm DMT Group, counts with the support of the UN Economic Commission for Europe, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), EIT RawMaterials, Volkswagen, Fairphone and research institutions from across Europe. Companies are under pressure from consumers and investors to prove that minerals are sourced without human rights abuses but tracking raw materials throughout their journey is challenging.