TAGS record breaking Dubai tender to be held from 6 to 12 October

Trans Atlantic Gems Sales (TAGS) record-breaking rough diamond tender is being held at the Dubai Diamond Exchange in Dubai from the 6th to the 12th October 2021, says a press note from the company.

24 september 2021

CIBJO releases precious metals special report

With fewer than six weeks to go to the opening of the 2021 CIBJO Congress on November 1, 2021, the third of this year’s CIBJO commissions' Special Reports has been released.

24 september 2021

iTraceiT to help the diamond and jewelry industry become more transparent

iTraceiT, a new and independent technology and service provider, will soon launch a robust and user-friendly traceability solution for the diamond and jewelry industry.

24 september 2021

Chinese diamond miner apologises to Marange headman – report

Anjin Investment, a joint venture between China’s Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Company (AFECC) and Matt Bronze, an investment vehicle controlled by Zimbabwe’s military, has apologised to Headman Chiadzwa for resuming operations in Marange...

24 september 2021

Catoca denies polluting DRC rivers that killed 12 people

Sociedade Mineira de Catoca which produces 75% of Angola’s diamonds, has denied leaking heavy metals from its mine in the northern part of the country.

23 september 2021

Diamond mines’ production, virus safeguards ongoing

27 march 2020

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Gahcho Kue Diamond Mine                                                                                                               Image credit: De Beers


(nnsl.com) - The territory’s three diamond mines are implementing precautions to guard against the spread of COVID-19 but were still operating as usual in mid-March. De Beers, which runs the Gahcho Kue mine has started a rostering system at its Calgary operational support centre where half of its staff work in the office and half from home, said spokesperson Terry Kruger. Dominion Diamond Mines has implemented several safety measures while production is ongoing at its Ekati site. Non-essential work travel for employees is restricted and visitors to Ekati and the corporate offices are also restricted, a company spokesperson told NNSL Media. Safeguards related to Rio Tinto’s Diavik mine remain in place as the mine still functions at full capacity, a spokesperson said. The company has asked all employees to re-assess their need for travel and non-essential travel has been postponed in some regions.