Academician Pokhilenko: The situation with rough diamonds in the Russian Federation will start changing for the worse as early as 2025

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Ilgiz Fazulzyanov: For a creator, the quarantine is the time to work on future masterpieces

Ilgiz Fazulzyanov is a successful and internationally recognized jewellery designer. He received his academic art education in Kazan and moved to Moscow in the 1990s where he lives and works now. His brand, Ilgiz F., is well known among true connoisseurs...

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Botswana Diamonds keen to mine KX36 kimberlite if found commercial

Botswana Diamonds intends to mine the KX36 kimberlite, which it recently acquired from Petra Diamonds if found commercial. The high-grade KX36 kimberlite pipe is part of the three Prospecting Licenses in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana...

28 december 2020

‘We expect to completely open the Bourse for business by Q1 of the Year 2022,’ assures Vallabhbhai Patel, Chairman, SDB

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An opportunity to show your products and occupy your niche

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14 december 2020

ALROSA may study Prilensky Square for diamonds

01 june 2020

alrosa_logo.jpgThe Department for Subsurface Management of Sakha (Yakutia) may conclude a contract with Almazy Anabara, a member of the ALROSA group, to assess the P2 resources at Prilensky Square and to identify the presence of diamondiferous kimberlites in this area. A diamond mining company will also be hired to provide further guidance on the exploration of the site, Interfax reports citing a government procurement website.
According to the report, an agreement to study the site within the Molodno-Olenek interfluve will be signed following an open tender, which was declared invalid because the only application was filed by Almazy Anabara, with which the tender committee decided to conclude a contract.
The contract price is 271.1 million rubles.
Work is scheduled to be completed before the end of November 2022.
«Almazy Anabara» washes diamond placers in the Arctic region at north-west of Republic of Yakutia (Sakha).
Previously it was reported that the company plans to mine about 3.3 million carats of diamonds in the 2020 washing season, which is 27% lower than the initial production plan of 4.5 million carats.

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