ARGYLE Mining News

Pink diamond breaks world record

It sold for more than $2.9 million.

Rio Tinto to sell its largest pink diamond

The 3.14-carat polished emerald cut diamond, known as The Argyle Alpha, is part of the line-up of 63 rare pink, red and violet diamonds in the 2018 Argyle pink diamonds tender.

Argyle diamond coin trilogy sold within a month

Rio's sale of The Australian Trilogy, an AUD$1.8 million one-of-a-kind coin collection featuring a pink, purple pink and violet diamond from the Argyle Diamond Mine, sold out in a month.

Rio Tinto diamond encrusted coins worth $1.8 million for sale in Australia

Each of the one-kilogram coins, struck from gold, platinum and rose gold, has a coloured diamond from Rio's Argyle mine.

This is the biggest violet diamond Rio Tinto has ever found

The rare 2.83-carat violet diamond, named The Argyle Violet, is the largest of its kind ever found at the miner's remote operation in Western Australia.

Rio Tinto unveils one of largest diamonds ever found in Canada

The 187.7-carat Diavik Foxfire diamond will be showcased in London before returning to Antwerp for detailed assessment.

This pink diamond gold coin is set to make history

The Perth Mint released just 500 units.

Tourist charged over Argyle pink diamond theft in Cairns to learn fate

A British tourist charged over the theft of a rare pink diamond in Cairns will learn his fate next month.

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.

Rio Tinto exhibits over $1 million in artwork from Australia's Kimberley region

It consists 44 pieces of artwork valued at more than US$1 million, and is on display at the AAMU Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art in the Netherlands.

Argyle mine set to meet changing Chinese demand for diamonds: Rio

Rio has opened its doors to about 100 carefully selected gem enthusiasts in Hong Kong, who will view the 64 diamonds of this year's tender.

Rio cuts 78 jobs at Argyle diamond mine in Australia

Measure only affects temporary construction workforce providing administrative, advisory and mining services.

Rio Tinto’s $60 million pink diamonds arrive in London

Rio Tinto (LON, ASX, NYSE: RIO) have started showing Tuesday its rare Argyle pink diamonds at London’s Kensington Palace in a collection that features more than $60 million in jewellery made with the coloured gems.

Argyle’s sparkle lights up Rio Tinto's newest collection of rough diamonds

Miner giant Rio Tinto (LON:RIO) launched Thursday its “Specials” tender, which showcases the finest large rough diamonds from a year’s production from its three operating diamond mines.


Rio Tinto unveils $5.5 million necklace made with its Argyle diamonds

Rio Tinto’s Argyle pink diamonds have been combined for the first time with imperial jade in a piece of jewellery. The necklace, known as The Argyle Empress, was designed by luxury jeweller Chow Tai Fook and is valued at $5.5 million.

Rio Tinto donates $12 million biggest pink diamond to a museum

London-based diversified miner Rio Tinto (LON & NYSE:RIO) is donating the biggest pink rough diamond ever discovered, found earlier this year at its Argyle mine, to an Australian museum in Melbourne, reports The West.

Rio diamond mines may be on the block

London-based diversified miner Rio Tinto (LON:RIO) is taking a page out of BHP Billiton's playbook and is looking at selling some or all of its diamond mines.