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Russia says Alrosa prospecting for Zimbabwe diamonds

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Diamond mining company Alrosa is partnering a Zimbabwe-Russia joint venture company to prospect for diamonds in the southern African country, Russia's trade and industry minister said on Monday. Russia's major investment in Zimbabwe is a...
15th September 2014
 
 
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Kimberley takes first step to restart Lerala

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Diamond miner Kimberley Diamonds has taken the first step in recommissioning the Lerala diamond mine, in Botswana, with the appointment of Consulmet to undertake detailing and design work to modify the plant. Kimberley was looking to modify the...
12th September 2014
 
 
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Diamcor receives SA mining right

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South Africa-focused diamond extractor Diamcor Mining on Thursday reported that the South African Department of Mineral Resources had granted a mining right for the Krone-Endora at Venetia project in South Africa’s Limpopo province, located...
11th September 2014
 
 
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S Africa July mining output down 7.7% y/y

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South Africa’s mining production decreased 7.7% year-on-year in July, with the platinum-group metals (PGMs), copper, gold and diamond sectors recording the largest negative growth rates.  According to the latest data released by Statistics...
11th September 2014
 
 
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Stellar begins testing on DMS plant at Baoulé diamond project

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London-listed diamond development company Stellar Diamonds said on Thursday that commissioning testing of its 100 t/h dense media separation (DMS) plant at the Baoulé kimberlite project, in Guinea, had started ahead of trial mining, which is...
11th September 2014
 
 
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S African produced diamonds earn Trans Hex R350m

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Diamond miner Trans Hex’s May, July and September tender sales of diamonds produced in South Africa raised R350-million, with 22 033 ct sold at an average $1 497/ct. Twenty-two single stones were sold for more than $10 000/ct. This had included...
9th September 2014
 
 
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Petra recovers 232 ct white diamond

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LSE-listed Petra Diamonds has recovered a 232.08 ct white diamond at its Cullinan mine in South Africa. The D colour Type II diamond is said to be of exceptional size and clarity, with the company stating that this was a “magnificent” example...
9th September 2014
 
 
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Policy reliability made Botswana mine investment possible – Gem Diamonds

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Botswana president Ian Khama Botswana’s policy reliability and investment certainty made it possible for Gem Diamonds to commit a billion pula to the initial phase of the country’s first underground diamond mine despite institutional funding having dried up in the...
8th September 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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