Indian gem and jewellery manufacturers have the skill and capabilities to cater to any market in the world

Besides spearheading the “White Paper” last year, Colin Shah, Vice Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has been actively involved in the initiatives of the Council like MyKYCBank and many more… A first generation...

11 february 2019

The Indian gems and jewellery industry was progressing in the past and will certainly progress in the future

Dinesh Navadiya, the Regional Chairman (Gujarat Region) of The Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India, is also the representative of the Gujarat G&J sector at various organisations as well as government authorities...

04 february 2019

The Russian Diamond Line: We do not believe that gifted persons would win through on their own

The Russian Diamond Line, a Moscow international jewellery contest of jewellery design, has been held for a decade already. At the end of the year, the results of the jubilee RDL-2018 contest were summed up, and on December 14, the prizewinners of the...

28 january 2019

New lending will have to be fully asset-backed with true provenance and transparency in the flow of goods and monies

After handling Gem & Jewellery (G&J) industry financing as a banker for many years, Erik A Jens sees an opportunity now that numerous banks are withdrawing from the sector. He is exploring opportunities to establishing a financing firm focusing...

21 january 2019

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14 january 2019

Lucapa begins new exploration programme at Brooking project

12 october 2018
news_02072018_lucapa.pngLucapa Diamond has commenced a new exploration programme at its 80 percent-owned Brooking diamond project, in Western Australia’s West Kimberley lamproite province.
It said the latest exploration programme was designed to follow up on the micro- and macro-diamond counts recovered from the first two holes drilled at the Little Spring Creek diamond discovery.
Lucapa said the follow-up Brooking exploration programme comprised of bulk sampling of the Little Spring Creek lamproitic body to test commercial macro-diamond population, value and grade.
There would also be a drilling of new lamproite targets defined within the broader Brooking project and re-assessment of the known Big Spring Creek lamproite.
Lucapa said results of the Little Spring Creek bulk sampling programme and the Brooking drilling programme would determine the scope and scale of follow-up work at the project.
Meanwhile, the company said it was also planning to selectively drill and collect surface and outcropping samples at the known Big Spring Creek cluster of lamproites in the north-east of the Brooking project.
These were discovered by CRA Exploration in the 1970s.
“This drilling and surface sampling aims to recover material which will be used to re-assess the lamproite bodies for diamond potential,” it said.

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