The Grib Diamond Mine: Geology, Ecology and Industrial Safety

Gennady Piven, First Deputy General Manager of AGD Diamonds JSC, talks about his work at the diamond fields in Yakutia and in the Arkhangelsk Province.

10 december 2018

I have a dream to see India become a world leader in high-end jewellery manufacturing - Sanjay Kothari

An industry leader who needs no introduction to the gem and jewellery industry is Sanjay Kothari…the former chairman of the GJEPC of India has held various positions in the Council including being Convener-Exhibitions for many years before becoming Convener-Promotions...

03 december 2018

Style always reflects culture

Reena Ahluwalia is a multifaceted artist …an award-winning jewelry designer, diamond painter, professor, speaker and a community builder and more. Recognized as one of the Top Masters of Jewelry Design and art in Canada, she has been creating jewelry...

26 november 2018

Botswana Diamonds’ Campbell on Alrosa exit: no exploration JV lasts forever

Botswana Diamonds is currently in talks with a major diamond producer interested in taking over a stake in Sunland Minerals previously owned by Alrosa. The Sunland joint venture was established in 2014 to test existing Alrosa exploration technology on...

19 november 2018

If real gems are replaced by artificial stones, it is not the difference in value that sellers may cheat you out, but the very idea that you are to obtain along with a jewelry piece made from a genuine stone

Elena Titova is the Director of the All-Russian Decorative Art Museum. The museum, which she heads, was founded fairly recently (less than 40 years ago), but it is one of the most popular and stylish museums of Moscow, famous, among other things...

12 november 2018

Lucapa discovers more diamonds at Brooking project

15 january 2018

Lucapa Diamond Company said it recovered more diamonds at its 80 percent-owned Brooking project, in Western Australia.
The company, which also has stakes in Angola’s Lulo project and Lesotho’s Mothae project, said 119 diamonds, including seven macro-diamonds of up to 1.0mm were recovered from microdiamond analysis of 86.8kg of core sample from the one hole drilled at Little Spring Creek prospect.
Little Spring Creek was located within 50km of the Ellendale diamond mine, which, when in production, produced more than 50 percent of the world’s annual supply of fancy yellow diamonds.
Lucapa said Little Spring Creek results enhanced the prospectivity of the other proximal targets at Brooking where diamonds and indicator minerals were also recovered in previous surface sampling programs.
 “The high concentrations of micro-diamonds and macro-diamonds recovered from the Little Spring Creek drill core sample is extremely encouraging and the counts are very similar to the MIDA results from the Ellendale E9 and E4 diamond pipes 50km west in the West Kimberley lamproite field,” said Lucapa managing director Stephen Wetherall.
Lamproite pipes were a known host of diamonds in the West Kimberley region.
Wetherall said the objective of the drilling programme was to identify lamproitic material from targets identified during earlier surface sampling.

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