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SSEF inaugurates new state-of-the-art laboratory in Basel, enabling massive expansion of research, education and grading services

SSEF | February 18, 2015
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The Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF), one of the world's most respected gem research, education and grading institutions, has inaugurated a state-of-the-art laboratory in Basel, more than doubling the size of its previous facility and enabling a massive expansion of the services it has provided the gemstone, jewellery and watch industries for more than 40 years.

Gem hunting with a diamond pioneer

CEO.CA | February 17, 2015
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Our goal as junior resource investors is to identify mispriced assets and capitalize on the discrepancy.

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VIDEO: drills turning at this Lundin-backed Canadian diamond explorer

Tommy Humphreys | February 13, 2015
Val-d'Or discovery prompts frenzy for Integra Gold

“Textbook really.”

The top diamond mines in the world

Excalibur Royale - Jeff Kushner | February 13, 2015
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The ten largest diamond mines in the world by measurable reserves contain more than one billion carats of recoverable diamonds.

ALROSA and IDE sign a memorandum of understanding

ALROSA | February 9, 2015
Russian diamond giant Alrosa Q3 output falls

The parties agreed to exchange information on polished diamond identification and grading, joint research toward new technologies for diamond cutting and polishing.

'Diamonds really did save the Northwest Territories' – mines minister

Michael Allan McCrae | February 6, 2015
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"We've seen a lot of people who were involved with the initial diamond rush in the early 90s come back to us."

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How junior mining companies hit the reset button

Visual Capitalist | February 6, 2015
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If a junior mining company is in a dire enough situation, they may hit the “reset” button and rollback their stock.

Diamond prices expected to fall, production expected to rise

Michael Allan McCrae | February 5, 2015
Udachnaya diamond mine, Russia Source ALROSA synthetic diamonds

Synthetics are coming.

State of global economy among the Canadian mining industry’s top issues

Mining Association of Canada | February 4, 2015
Teck profit dives, freezes projects in Canada and Chile

The mining industry employed more than 380,000 people in 2013, accounting for one in every 47 jobs in Canada.

Russia's Alrosa output jumps 8%, but sees moderate growth this year

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 29, 2015
Russia's Alrosa output jumps 8%, but sees moderate growth this year

The miner also said it aims to increase sales by 1% percent in 2015, taking advantage of rising production and using offtake from its stock.

Here is how metal-eating bacteria may make asteroid mining profitable

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 29, 2015
Here is why metal-eating bacteria may make asteroid mining profitable

The technique, known as biomining, is already being tested here on Earth as a sustainable treatment of ores and mine waste.

Mining M&A: Private equity can't run away fast enough

Frik Els | January 29, 2015
Mining M&A: Private equity can't run away fast enough

The smart money is waiting for fire sale prices before jumping into metals and mining. Or worse; has simply lost interest in the sector.

Anglo American set for commodity slump-triggered charge

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 28, 2015
Anglo American set for commodity slump-triggered charge

The firm became the first major mining company to openly accept the toll that slumping commodity prices are taking on the global industry.

Undisclosed number of diamonds stolen from South African mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 26, 2015
Undisclosed number of diamonds stolen from South African mine

Sixteen men, who failed to access a safe, broke into a room used for sorting diamonds near Prieska Monday morning.

Global mining sector ended 2014 on a disappointing note: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 21, 2015
Global mining sector ended 2014 on a disappointing note: report

December is a period that sees lower levels of exploration and resource announcements, and last month was every bit as disappointing as expected, an SNL report shows.

China’s alleged intentions to mine Antarctica spark global debate

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 21, 2015
China’s alleged intentions to mine Antarctica spark global debate

New evidence has emerged of China's interest in digging for oil, gas a minerals in the frozen continent.

Rio Tinto’s diamond output down 14% in 2014

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 20, 2015
Rio Tinto’s diamond output down 14% in 2014

The company pointed to the transition of its Argyle mine from open pit to underground, as well as a shift toward processing lower-grade ore at Diavik as the main reasons for the drop.

Kiran Gems Participates in Mumbai Marathon

Kiran Gems | January 19, 2015

Kiran Gems, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, participated in the 12th Mumbai Marathon on Sunday, January 15, 2015. The top brass of the organization, namely Mavji Patel, the managing director, Dinesh Lakhani and Rajesh Lakhani, both directors, along with 15 other employees came out in support of humanity and participated in this event.

Dubai Diamond Exchange to Host a Second Conference

Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) | January 19, 2015

The two-day conference will bring together international leaders of the diamond industry, ranging from African ministers to traders, financiers and world-renowned jewelers.

Five ways to spot a fake diamond

Business Insider | January 19, 2015

One of the most common questions that gemologists are asked is how to tell the difference between a real diamond and a fake stone.

Vancouver Investment Conference celebrates 20 years

Michael Allan McCrae | January 19, 2015
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The first conference was named the "Diamond Investment Conference."

Millennials spurring online diamond sales growth

Diamond News | January 17, 2015

According to Oded Edelman, the co-founder and CEO of R2Net, a company that has created an ecommerce platform dedicated to diamond jewelry.

These are the top 10 global mining trends for 2015

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 15, 2015
These are the top 10 global mining trends for 2015

Price volatility, geopolitical turmoil, rising costs, declining grades and a general lack of financing will make of 2015 another challenging year for the sector.

Rio Tinto to spend at least $500 million to advance diamond project in India

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 12, 2015
Rio Tinto to spend at least $500 million to advance diamond project in India

The Bunder project will be one of the only four diamond mines to be operational over the next decade.

Stellar Diamonds postpones first Baoulé diamond sale to late January

Diamond World | January 7, 2015
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Stellar Diamonds, a junior diamond explorer and developer, announced that it had delayed its first sale of diamonds recovered from its Baoulé project in Guinea to later this month.

Most Canadian resource firms to grow their business in 2015: survey

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 6, 2015
Most Canadian resource firms to grow their business in 2015: survey

But only 34% plans to hire full-time employees and a further 20% is actually considering job cuts.

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