Mountain Province Diamonds announces the results of its latest diamond sale

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. has announced the preliminary results of its latest diamond sale in Antwerp, Belgium, which closed on September 19th, 2020, as per a press release from the miner.


Russia’s Duma is offered to change the basis for calculating the severance tax levied from diamond mining

The Russian government has submitted a bill to the State Duma offering a new procedure for assessing the value of mined precious stones used to calculate the severance tax levied from mining companies. It is proposed to estimate their value based on...


Lucapa realises $2.3 mln from Lulo diamonds sale

Lucapa Diamond has raked in $2.3 million (A$3.2-million) from the sale of diamonds from its 40%-owned Lulo alluvial mine, in Angola.


Star recovers over 2800 diamonds from third bulk sample trench

Star Diamond has recovered 2,822 diamonds weighing 130.26 carats from the third bulk sample trench excavated on the Star Kimberlite at its Orion South diamond project, in Canada.


Gem Diamonds unearths two large stones at Letšeng

Gem Diamonds has unearthed two large stones at its 70%-owned Letšeng mine, in Lesotho, the highest dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world.


Deep Sea Diamonds

31 july 2020

( - "There's diamonds in them thar oceans." The original quote, "There's gold in them thar hills", heralded the 1848 Gold Rush and appears in Mark Twain's 1892 novel The American Claimant. I've taken the liberty of updating it to reflect the prospect of a new mineral dash. This time for underwater gems. We've been digging diamonds out of the ground for centuries now, but known reserves won't last forever. And there's good evidence that many millions of carats are lying under the seabed, just waiting to be sucked up and sold. Digging for marine diamonds has become a reality in the last couple of decades, thanks to enormous advances in technology.