Botswana mining industry players speak on speculative exploration licences

Speculative mineral exploration licences was a recurring theme from presentations made by three players in Botswana mining industry at a conference convened in Gaborone. The country has issued thousands of exploration licences, across the mining industry...


Design is the key to all markets

Besides being an astute businessman, Mumbai-born Laksh Pahuja is a designer par excellence known globally for his awe-inspiring unusual jewellery pieces. Trained at the Gemological Institute of India and Harrow College of Art England, Laksh combines...

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Mutual mass destruction will not serve anybody’s purposes

The recent moves by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), including its letters urging some companies to abide to the revised edition of FTC Jewelry Guides and the explanations from FTC attorney Robert Frisby posted on the FTC website were...

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Pavel Sokolov: Every stone has its beauty

THE ‘GEMSTONES BY SOKOLOV’ brand has been popular for over 25 years. The aim of this company is to supply any kind of gem studs to the Russian market including the unique ones except diamonds of any cut. The product range by the SOKOLOV Company is very...

27 may 2019

“We are building a new state-of-the-art tender facility,” says Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC

Ahmed Bin Sulayem certainly needs no introduction being widely popular globally as one of the leaders of modern Dubai. As the Executive Chairman of DMCC, Ahmed Bin Sulayem has played and continues to play a key role in establishing and positioning DMCC...

20 may 2019

AGD Diamonds improves mining technology

10 april 2019

The AGD Diamonds delegation held talks with the Wirtgen Group CEO, Matthias Pichler, that took place on April 9, 2019, in Germany, says the press-note from the company.  

                          Image credit: AGD Diamonds

In the course of constructive negotiations, the companies discussed the issues related to the maintenance and operation of the Wirtgen SM-2500 open-pit combine. Since 2018, AGD Diamonds has been successfully using Wirtgen technology in diamond mining. The company is fully satisfied with the results related to operation and technical readiness ratio.
Following the meeting, the companies reached principal agreements on the possibility of transferring the dealer’s status of Wirtgen’s mining and crushing equipment to AGD Diamonds. AGD considers Wirtgen’s blastless mining technology as one of the key means of developing the Grib diamond deposit. 
In addition, AGD Diamonds technical specialists visited the Wirtgen stand and learnt about the latest models of Wirtgen open-pit machines (model 2200) and gave a positive opinion on the quality of equipment manufacturing and innovative technologies of the Wirtgen Group.