Armenia puts up for sale more than half of valuables from state reserve

On September 24, the Government of the Republic of Armenia approved the sale of the most illiquid valuables stored in the vaults of the State Treasury of Precious Metals and Stones supervised by the Ministry of Finance of Armenia. The auctions will take...


Caledonia Mining acquires new gold mining project in Zimbabwe

Caledonia Mining has entered into an agreement to acquire the mining claims over the Maligreen project, a property situated in the Gweru mining district in Zimbabwe from Pan African Mining for $4 million.


SA diamond producers welcome ruling on Mining Charter

The South African Diamond Producers Organisation (SADPO) has supported a High Court ruling that the country’s Mining Charter is an instrument of policy, not binding legislation.


Indian diamond exporter under Income Tax radar

The Income Tax department carried out search operations on premises connected to a leading diamond manufacturer and exporter from Gujarat and seized a large volume of unaccounted data. The raids, which began on September 22 based on intelligence input...


New RJC standard for lab-grown materials

Responsible Jewellery Council, the world’s leading standard-setting organisation for the global jewellery and watch industry with 1,500 member companies in 71 countries, announced that it will develop a standard for laboratory-grown materials to establish...


World’s largest miners set to reward investors as never before as cash hits all-time record

24 june 2021

( - THE world’s largest mining companies have never been more cash generative, but they are reticent to spend on new projects raising the risk of under-supplying the metals market, said PwC in a report published today, Mine 2021. Andries Rossouw, mining leader for PwC’s Africa practice, said the largest mining companies felt at risk of becoming caught up “in the hype” created by significant price increases. They were also wary of greenfields expansion, preferring projects that were cash generative and sustainable. But he added: “There’s a real risk of under-supplying the market and damaging it.”