Demand will pick up once the season starts

N Anantha Padmanaban took charge as the Chairman of the All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) in January 2019. He has immense hopes and confidence in the Indian jewellery sector. His motto is to ‘ensure that after the day’s business...

14 october 2019

Prospects for discovering new diamond deposits in the Arkhangelsk Province are far from exhausted

ALMAZINTECH is engaged in technical auditing and comprehensive assessment of activities performed by exploration, diamond mining and gold mining businesses in Russia and other countries, as well as carries out research and development. It employs highly...

07 october 2019

Botswana Diamonds eyes expansion of Thorny River to include Marsfontein – Campbell

Botswana Diamonds, which has a 40% stake in Thorny River, through Vutomi, said there are plans to expand the project located in South Africa to include Marsfontein once a mining permit for the latter has been awarded. Company managing director James...

30 september 2019

Diamond knife and tender system: The tight-fisted paying twice?

LLC Kristalin is the only company in Russia that manufactures microsurgical diamond blades for domestic healthcare that meet international requirements and are used in ophthalmology, neurosurgery and plastic surgery. Mikhail Zhiltsov, the company’s Deputy...

23 september 2019

Didier Giard: Stiff competition among the diamantaires is one of the factors of the price war

On September 9, 2019, the French Association of Gemmology (l’Association Française de Gemmologie, AFG) held its regular Paris Gemmological Rendez-Vous. Its organizer, Didier Giar, the head of the AFG kindly agreed to answer questions from Rough&Polished...

16 september 2019

Pangolin recovers 19th diamond from soils at MSC

04 october 2019

pangolin_diamonds-logo.pngPangolin Diamonds has recovered its 19th diamond from soil samples during an ongoing soil sampling programme in the 10km2 MSC project area, in eastern Botswana. 
It said the stone is considered a “macro-diamond” with one axis between 1.0 and 1.5 mm.
Soil sampling and ground geophysical surveys in parallel with data processing are being conducted as the company continues to generate and rank new targets.
Chip samples recovered from percussion sections will be crushed and processed for diamonds and indicator minerals through the company’s mini dense-media separation plant.
Pangolin also said phase one drilling will commence mid-October at the MSC exploration project. 
The programme will set out to test at least five targets identified within the project area, including some of the high priority “PK” targets released last August.
Meanwhile, the company said its board has approved the granting of 3,950,000 options under its stock option plan, each share under option having a 5-year term and an exercise price of $0.06.
The options in question were granted to certain directors, consultants and key employees of the company.

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