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

AGD Diamonds is conducting exploration works to discover new kimberlites

10 october 2019
agd_diamonds_logo_news.pngThis year, AGD Diamonds started large-scale exploration works in the areas adjacent to the Grib diamond mine. The first stage of these operations aimed at discovering diamond deposits included a comprehensive airborne geophysical survey of the area.
After identifying tube-type anomalies that are promising for the detection of kimberlite bodies, exploration teams will start preparations for drilling prospect wells. Currently, 282 square km of surface have already been studied. It is assumed that the exploration area will be expanded.
The company completed a detailed survey of the Verkhotina field, which will be followed by laboratory studies and geological modelling based on their results to issue recommendations for confirmatory drilling.
AGD Diamonds is mining diamonds in the Arkhangelsk Province at the Grib mine discovered in 1996. This diamond deposit is one of the largest in the world ranking the 4th by reserves in Russia and the 7th in the world.

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Strasbourg