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 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