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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

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23 august 2021

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

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West African Diamonds sees Guinea’s Bomboko reach full capacity by year end

23 october 2009

West African Diamonds said its Bomboko mine in the crisis-ridden Guinea is expected to reach full capacity by year-end.
It said in its preliminary results for the year ended 30 April 2009 that monthly carat production at Bomboko was expected to go beyond 2 000 ct/m once full capacity was reached.
Company chairperson John Teeling said current diamond grades mined at Bomboko were within expectations, averaging 6,5 ct/100 t, at a value of USD116/ct.
He said despite current limited diamond exploration, the potential for growth in the diamond industry was “very bright”.
Teeling said although merger discussions with a number of other companies yielded nothing, the company remained positive of clinching a deal.
“I am hopeful that a good result will come from these talks. If positive, it would be a step toward building an independent gem quality diamond producer, founded and focused in developing high grade and high value diamond resources in West Africa,” he said.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished from Namibia