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Diamond mining and diamond synthesis: Which is more efficient?

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The success of TAGS over the past 5 years has encouraged many large tender houses to establish regular and sizeable tender operations in Dubai

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It all starts with stones - it is they that give impetus, determine the image and embodiment

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‘Our technologies – CVD machines and growing technology – are game changers’, asserts Arnaud Flambeau, Executive Chairman, 2DOT4 Diamonds LLC

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Angola’s Tcheji to produce 3000ct per month

07 april 2016
Diamond mining company Sociedade Mineira do Tcheji is set to produce 3000 carats per month in Angola.
The diamonds were expected to rake in $1.5 million in revenue, Macauhub reports citing Angolan news agency, Angop.
This project was officially inaugurated last week by the Angolan Minister for Geology and Mines, Francisco Queiroz, in the Lunda Norte province.
The inauguration of the project marks a new era in the development of Angola’s diamond industry and follows the signing of an exploration contract between Endiama, Oga and Aricon, as investors, and shareholders Ipergesta, Somia Yassacama and BK.
Macauhub reports that exploration work was currently underway on a concession area of 635 square kilometres.
The initial investment for the project was $15 million and prospecting work began in 2011.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished