Gem and Diamond

Mining News Pro - Angola will give the outcome of its first diamond auction on January 31 as the southwest African country’s seeks to increase transparency, attract more investment and boost government revenue, state-owned diamond-trading company Sodiam said.

Mining News Pro - Western Australia-based Lucapa Diamond Company is offering several diamonds from its Lulo mine in Angola, central Africa, in a competitive bid.

Mining News Pro - ALROSA today announced its rough and polished diamond sales results for December and preliminary results for 2018.

Mining News Pro - Newly public Finland gold explorer Firefox Gold recently identified five new gold targets on its Jeesio gold project in Northern Finland’s central Lapland greenstone belt after compiling samples in its geochemical database.

Mining News Pro - With more than 25 years’ experience in the diamond industry — including 19 with De Beers – Stuart Brown was looking for a new opportunity. He found it as the president and CEO of Mountain Province Diamonds (TSX: MPVD; NASDAQ: MPVD).

Mining News Pro - Diamond miner Lucapa has locked in R100-million in development funding from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) for the Mothae kimberlite mine, in Lesotho.

Mining News Pro - Australia’s Lucapa Diamond (ASX:LOM) has locked in 100 million rand (about $7m) in development funding from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) for its 70%-owned Mothae diamond plant, in Lesotho.

Mining News Pro - Myanmar’s parliament has passed a new law governing the gemstone sector. According to international anti-corruption NGO Global Witness, “the law may do little to reform the notoriously corrupt, conflict-tainted, multi-billion dollar jade sector while allowing companies involved in illegal activities and human rights and environmental harms to secure access to the valuable mineral.”

Mining News Pro - This year will likely go down in history as the one when lab-grown diamonds, made for decades as an inexpensive alternative to mined stones for industrial purposes, finally cracked the consumer market, largely thanks to millennials` evolving shopping tastes.e

Mining News Pro - This year will likely go down in history as the one when lab-grown diamonds, made for decades as an inexpensive alternative to mined stones for industrial purposes, finally cracked the consumer market, largely thanks to millennials` evolving shopping tastes.

Mining News Pro - Firestone Diamonds has recovered a 46 ct white diamond, from its Liqhobong mine, in Lesotho.

Mining News Pro - Prize Mining Corporation (Prize) has reported results from the Phase I and II diamond drill programmes from the Kena gold project, located in the highly prospective Kootenay Boundary region near Nelson (British Columbia) and has provided a corporate update relating to the company`s other activities including the Manto Negro copper project in Mexico.

Mining News Pro - The diamond policy approved by Cabinet last week is more than a mining issue as it will be used as a foreign policy tool for Zimbabwe`s re-engagement process, President Mnangagwa has said.

Mining News Pro - Lucapa Diamond Company has recovered a large 78 carat white diamond from the Mothae kimberlite mine in Lesotho, southern Africa, highlighting the potential of the emerging operation.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has broken records at a recent tender of Argyle Pink Diamonds.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto, (NYSE:RIO) the world’s No.2 miner, announced today that it delivered record results at its 2018 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, which included 63 rare pink, red and violet diamonds from its Argyle mine in Australia.

Mining News Pro - World’s top diamond producer by output Alrosa said Wednesday it had begun production at its new Verkhne-Munskoye diamond field in eastern Siberia, which Russian President Vladimir Putin said would reinforce the state controlled firm’s position as a world leader.

Mining News Pro - The Star Diamond Corporation has received environmental approval from the Saskatchewan government for its Star-Orion South project, near Prince Albert.

Mining News Pro - The president of Zimbabwe Miners Federation, Henrietta Rushwaya, announced that villagers living around the Marange diamond fields in the eastern Manicaland province will be allocated claims to extract gems as part of government plans to empower the communities through mining.

Mining News Pro - Two of the world’s top diamonds producers are both shopping for deals, with Rio Tinto following De Beers in hunting for projects to replace aging operations and position for an improving global market outlook.

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