Botswana Mining News

Gem Diamonds finds ninth big diamond from Letšeng

With the discovery, the miner has already exceeded the total number of diamonds of over 100 carats recovered in 2017.

Botswana Diamonds, Vast Resources team up to explore in Zimbabwe

The two companies will exchange past exploration information on areas prospective for diamonds in Zimbabwe and form a jointly-owned special purpose vehicle to develop and exploit diamond resources.

Halted Botswana diamond mine to be sold at online auction

The Lerala Mine was opened in 2008 and had to be shut twice due to weak sales, until it was placed under judicial management last year.

Lucara recovers another big diamond in Botswana

The rock weighed 327 carats and it is a top white gem diamond.

Sale of 910-carat rock boosts Gem Diamonds revenue, stone prices

The company's revenue jumped a whopping 174% in the first quarter of the year thanks to strong demand for its rough rocks and the sale of a 910-carat diamond, the fifth-largest ever found.

Pangolin finds first diamond at Jwaneng project in Botswana

Project is located about 100 km south of Jwaneng, the world’s richest diamond mine.

De Beers is said to lift diamond prices for second straight sale

The company raised prices a similar amount in its previous sale at the end of February.

Lucara recovers 472 carat diamond, third largest ever for Karowe

Recovered from the Karowe Diamond Mine located in Botswana.

Botswana's Tati Nickel Mine out of liquidation after court ruling

When it was placed under liquidation, Tati had incurred a cumulative loss of 1.6 billion pula ($165 million) and owed creditors one billion pula.

De Beers, Botswana seek fresh expansion of world's richest diamond mine

Debswana, the joint venture between De Beers and the Botswana’s government, is seeking permission to deepen the Jwaneng mine to 830 meters.

Cradle Arc to boost copper output in Botswana from April

Copper producer Cradle Arc is increasing output to 12,000 tonnes per year at a Botswana mine it has restarted.

Lucara Diamond names new CEO, invests in digital sales platform

Together with naming new top execs. the Canadian miner is acquiring Clara Diamond Solutions, which uses blockchain technology to trace diamonds as they move through the supply chain.

Botswana Diamonds just raised more than $695K to boost exploration

Proceeds from the placing will fund ongoing diamond exploration in South Africa and Botswana, and will also provide the company with additional working capital, the company said.

Sotheby’s expects over $33 million for world's largest, rarest, flawless round diamond

The 102.34-carat white diamond is thought to be worth considerably more than previous auction records for similar pieces.

Botswana Diamonds stock crashes on lack of enough gems at Thorny River

Diamonds recovered during sampling at the project were not sufficient to produce a modelled diamond valuation, said the company.

Botswana’s Okavango posts record diamond sales at $567 million

Company posted a 4 percent jump in sales to $567 million in 2017, the highest annual sales since its formation in 2013.

De Beers reshuffles executive committee

Chief executive Bruce Cleaver said the changes were necessary to sustain De Beers' success as a business.

Sierra Leone ‘Peace Diamond’ sold for less-than-expected

The egg-sized, 709-carat rough yellowish diamond was sold for $6.5 million to luxury jeweller Laurence Graff, chairman of Graff Diamonds.

Lucara Diamond readies for $195 million expansion of Karowe mine

Results of a preliminary economic assessment have revealed the potential for the development of an underground mine at the company's mine in Botswana.

Proceeds from massive diamond found by pastor to go to Sierra Leone’s poorest

Over 50% of the proceeds will be used to fund clean water, electricity, school, medical facilities, bridges and roads, none of which are currently available in the village of Koryardu, where the diamond was found.

Massive diamond found by Sierra Leone pastor now for sale in Antwerp

The 709-carat rock is the second-largest ever found in the West African nation.

Botswana Diamonds soars on promising find at South African project

Sampling work at Ontevreden, part of the Vutomi joint venture, seems to prove the presence of high-grade kimberlite pipes.

Botswana seeks option to buy unusually big diamonds from its mines

Draft bill gives government first option to buy unusually large diamonds found in the country's mines, such as the world's second-biggest 1,109 carat diamond discovered by Lucara two years ago.

Lucara considering partnership to sell 1,000+ carat rough diamond

The company that unearthed the world's second-largest diamond but has so far failed to sell it, is mulling a partnership to sell the giant stone if a buyers is not found within the next six to eight weeks.

Lucara Diamond lowers output target for the year, but pays divvy

The Canadian diamond miner now expects to produce between 265,000 carats and 285,000 carats, compared with the previously targeted 290,000-310,000 carats.