Jewellers are converting the remains of deceased loved ones into "unique" diamonds.
Juniors usually raise cash to keep their operations going by issuing new shares.
If you are reading this on a tabloid or a smartphone, then you are likely holding bits of so-called “conflict minerals,” mostly used in the manufacturing of mobile phones, tablets and laptops.
Company got about $279,000 from the sale of 6,442 carats.
"One of the highest grade kimberlites in the world."
In Tracking the trends 2014, Deloitte uncovers the pressing trends facing the mining industry in the year ahead and offers strategies that companies can employ to adapt to changing industry dynamics.
Mining payments to federal and provincial government coffers totalled an estimated $71 billion from 2003 to 2012.
While resource nationalism is still a major risk for miners, corrupted governments can be equally or more detrimental to the industry.
A steady diamond demand in Europe, paired with an ever growing appetite for these precious stones in China and India, are to blame, says Alrosa.
Platinum sector workers will be happy with 208%, while gold miners seek a 150% wage increase. Industry is offering 0.6%.
Over the past decade, the number of disputes that have resulted in international arbitration has increased tenfold for the oil and gas sector and fourfold for the mining industry. And these conflicts will only escalate.
"Prepare yourself for another lost decade or more."
One mining company says that zeppelins are its best transportation option.
By 2018, Canada's government wants small and medium-sized enterprises presence in emerging markets to have grown from 29% to 50%.
But based on the large numbers of juniors to begin 2014 with no funding, experts say the level of drilling activity could be the lowest in years.
Investors eager to get the new industry off the ground willing to finance projects that can secure the availability of the key element.
Mining giant showed the door to an unconfirmed number of contractors at its Argyle diamond mine and is planning job cuts at its coal operations.
The gem set a world record price per carat for any diamond sold at auction, as well as a world record price for an orange diamond.
Flawless pink stone was expected to fetch $60 million.
“The Fashion of Diamonds” strategy has resulted in a number of creative collaborations with designers and manufacturers.
The Mir mine was once the world's largest open pit diamond mine.
North Arrow's discovery catapulted its stock by more than 50% on Tuesday affording shareholders in a private placement that closed Friday a tidy paper profit.
Botswana, a main stakeholder in the mining industry, recently hosted the Electra Mining Botswana show from 3—5 September in its capital.
North Arrow proclaims find is significant enough to establish a new Canadian diamond district.
CTFC is proposing revised rules limiting positions.
Swiss authorities to determine whether the firm knew the gold it handled in 2004 and 2005 came from a militia group in eastern Congo.
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