Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

Huw Daniel is the CEO of Platinum Guild International, overseeing market development activities in China, Japan, India and the USA, on behalf of the platinum producers of South Africa. Before taking up this role in 2015, Huw ran PGI USA for 12 years...

13 september 2021

Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in...

06 september 2021

There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

MDPS, the Israeli start-up Fintech company from the Mazalit Group is gearing up to enter the diamond industry soon. Zeev Maimon, the CEO of MDPS is also the Founder / CEO of MAZALIT, a B2B payment platform designed and dedicated to the global diamond...

30 august 2021

The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

Alex Popov, President of the Moscow Diamond Exchange and head of the Âme jewelry brand, which uses lab-grown diamonds to produce jewelry, sat for an interview with Rough&Polished sharing his views on the coexistence of natural and man-made diamonds in...

23 august 2021

De Beers’ GemFair ropes in more than 160 Sierra Leone artisanal miners

De Beers inaugurated its GemFair pilot programme in Sierra Leone’s Kono District with 14-member mine sites in 2018 to create a secure route to market for ethically sourced artisanal and small-scale diamonds. GemFair programme manager Ruby Stocklin-Weinberg...

16 august 2021

Red Mountain Mining expects to reach its gold target at its Maitland South prospect

09 july 2021
Red Mountain Mining reports from its Western Australian projects that mapping and rock chip sampling for rare earths will begin next month while, at its copper-gold project, diamond drilling is expected to reach its target very soon.
In its latest exploration progress report, the company said 952 soil samples have been collected at its Mt Mansbridge rare earths project, located near Halls Creek in WA’s Kimberley region. Assays are expected in late July or early August at Killi Killi, Vader and Kylo.
Meanwhile, the survey of the Deja-vu target at Mt Mansbridge is expected to begin shortly, targeting nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group elements (PGE). The rare earth tenements lie about 40km from Northern Minerals’ flagship Browns Range project.
The presence of the rare earth mineral xenotime in the Killi Killi prospect has been overlooked and Red Mountain has stated it sees the opportunity to capitalise on this and determine whether there is an economically viable concentration of rare earth elements.
Meanwhile, at the Mt Maitland gold-copper project in WA’s Murchison region, Red Mountain said diamond drilling at the Maitland South prospect is progressing well and has reached 230m from the surface.
Shallow reverse circulation drilling has returned 7m at 3.3 grams per tonne of gold from 34m downhole and 13m at 2.53g/t gold from 9m. The company has identified 19km of highly prospective strike across the project, which hosts historic gold production.
Gold was first discovered in the area in 1898 in high-grade quartz veins, and production has predominantly taken place at two main prospect locations, Mt Maitland North and Mt Maitland South. Records exist only from 1933 when gold production was noted as having an average grade of 19.3g/t.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough&Polished