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Diamond mining and investment news

Africa is bigger then you think

Michael Allan McCrae | August 31, 2014
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Lots of opportunity.

Frank Holmes - U.S. Global Investors

Making the case for Lucara Diamond

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Let’s talk diamonds for a change.

This extremely rare $25.6 million blue diamond may reveal Earth’s origins

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 28, 2014
This extremely rare $25.6 million blue diamond may reveal Earth’s origins

The “Blue Moon" will go on public display in three weeks' time in Los Angeles, California.

Report: Worst is surely over for explorers

Frik Els | August 25, 2014
Report: Worst is surely over for explorers

Capital raising for exploration up more than 32%.

IDE postpones International Diamond Week

The Israel Diamond Exchange | August 25, 2014
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The Israel Diamond Exchange quotes continuing tensions in the region as chief reason.

Dominion Diamond still hoping to own Diavik mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 25, 2014
Dominion Diamond still hoping to own Diavik mine

The Canadian company is trying to grow its share of the North West Territories diamonds pie.

Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 24, 2014
Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Gold assets among favourites.

INFOGRAPHIC: A clear look at diamonds

Visual Capitalist | August 24, 2014
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Diamonds coming to earth's surface are billions of years old.

Treasure hunt madness after $20,000 diamond falls from the sky

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 20, 2014
Treasure hunt madness after $20,000 diamond falls from space

The gem is believed to have landed in a field near the village of Lea in Gainsborough, England.

Global diamond supply in a single chart

Michael Allan McCrae | August 17, 2014
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Is the rough diamond industry a monopoly, oligopoly, or neither?

This pink diamond may become one of the most valuable gems ever sold

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 15, 2014
This pink diamond may become one of the most valuable gems ever sold

The diamond is expected to fetch between $12.8 million and $15.4 million at auction on October 7.

Derek Hamill - Zimtu Capital

Diamond exploration in Canada: Opportunity knocking or a fool’s errand?

Derek Hamill - Zimtu Capital | August 12, 2014

Zimtu expects diamond exploration, development to materially increase over the medium term.

This $2 million red diamond is the hero in Rio’s annual tender

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 12, 2014
This $2 million red diamond is the hero in Rio’s annual tender

In the 30 years Rio Tinto's Argyle Pink Diamonds have been tendering the rare gems, only 13 red diamonds have been brought in.

Canadian miners performance beats global indexes in Q2

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 12, 2014
Canadian miners performance beats global indexes in Q2

Index gained 9% from April to June, outperforming the S&P/TSX Composite index, which gained 6%, and the London Metal Exchange index, which gained 7% in the same period.

Indian millionaire splashes out over $200k on 22 carat gold shirt

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 8, 2014
Indian millionaire splashes out over $200k on 22 carat gold shirt

He had the expensive outfit made for his 45th birthday.

How three geologists discovered copper, diamond and gold deposits

CEO.CA | August 7, 2014
how three geologists discovered copper, diamond and gold deposits feat

"She’s the only woman I know who found the diamonds she wears."

Zimbabwe’s planned Marange diamond mines merger hits legal hurdles

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 5, 2014
Zimbabwe’s planned Marange diamond mines merger hits legal hurdles

The government wants to consolidate the diamond mining companies currently operating in Marange from six down to two or possibly one.

Mountain Province Diamonds arranges $370 million loan for building Gahcho Kue diamond mine

Michael Allan McCrae | July 29, 2014
Northwest Territories, map green diamond shaped road sign

The company traded up 7.85% in the past five days to $5.22 a share.

Global mining sector on the way up, but recovery still slow

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 29, 2014
Global mining sector on the way up, but recovery still slow

The industry’s aggregate market capitalization improved for the sixth month in a row in June, reaching $1.75 trillion, the highest level since January 2013.

Travis McPherson - CEO.ca

Canadian billionaire Jimmy Pattison invests in micro-cap diamond explorer

Travis McPherson - CEO.ca | July 29, 2014
Canadian billionaire jimmy pattison invests in mirco-cap diamond explorer feat

Mr. Pattison likes his odds with Mr. Turner at the helm again.

Aussie miners see more doom and gloom ahead

Frik Els | July 29, 2014
The BHP show obscures Australian mining's deeper problems

Survey shows 9 out of ten Australian mining execs see few positives over next 12 months.

De Beers changing its diamond sales model

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 22, 2014
De Beers changing its diamond sales model

The world's largest diamond miner by market value said it will adopt a more flexible sales approach.

Diamond miner Alrosa's output down 16%

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 21, 2014
Diamond miner Alrosa's output down 16%

The world's No.1 diamond company by output also said its diamond production dipped in the first half of 2014 by 7%, standing at 15.9 million carats.

Panama Diamond Exchange to host high-level seminar on anti-money laundering and Kimberley Process

Panama Diamond Exchange | July 17, 2014
Panama Diamond Exchange to host high-level seminar on anti-money laundering and Kimberley Process

One-day seminar, which will be conducted in English, to take place July 22.

These photos will show you just how big a Russian diamond mine can be

MINING.com Editor | July 14, 2014
Alrosa's Mirny mine

Mirny's operations lasted 44 years.

Canada’s diamond industry icon sells last stake in Ekati mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 10, 2014
Canada’s diamond industry icon sells last stake in Ekati mine

Charles “Chuck” Fipke is selling his remaining 10% interest in the mine.

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