UAE gold jewellery demand shows recovery after lockdown

After almost a year of lockdown and strict restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UAE’s gold jewellery demand is now witnessing recovery compared to the same period last year.

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Zim steel manufacturers back chrome ore export ban

The steel manufacturing sector in Zimbabwe has backed the government’s decision to ban the export of chrome ore as this will help them secure ferrochrome at lower prices. Harare announced the chrome ore and chrome concentrate export ban in August last...

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The head of Yakutia advocates the construction of an underground mine at Yubileinaya

The head of Yakutia, Aisen Nikolaev spoke in favor of building an underground mine at the Yubileinaya diamond pipe located 30 km northwest of the village of Aikhal, in an interview with Interfax during the Gaidar Economic Forum held last week in Russia...

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Zim gold output up 55% in 2021

Gold deliveries to Fidelity Printers and Refiners rose by 55% in 2021 to over 29 tonnes compared to 19 tonnes, a year earlier, according to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ). The central bank governor John Mangudya said large gold miners...

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Geologists will start prospecting for diamonds in the north of Krasnoyarsk Territory in Russia in an area with resource potential of 150 million carats

The Ministry of Ecology and Rational Nature Management of the Krasnoyarsk Territory and ALROSA signed an agreement to explore promising diamond-bearing areas in the Evenk District in the north of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the resource potential of which...

14 january 2022

Flawed diamonds may provide perfect interface for quantum computers

13 january 2022

(phys.org) - Flaws in diamonds—atomic defects where carbon is replaced by nitrogen or another element—may offer a close-to-perfect interface for quantum computing, a proposed communications exchange that promises to be faster and more secure than current methods. There's one major problem, though: These flaws, known as diamond nitrogen-vacancy centers, are controlled via magnetic field, which is incompatible with existing quantum devices. Imagine trying to connect an Altair, an early personal computer developed in 1974, to the internet via WiFi. It's a difficult, but not impossible task. The two technologies speak different languages, so the first step is to help translate.