DE BEERS S.A. Mining News

Botswana diamond mine expansion gets the nod

South African diamond-mining giant De Beers has announced that the shareholders of Debswana, including the government of Botswana, have approved a major extension project at the world’s richest diamond mine, Jwaneng, in Botswana.

Conveyor belt alignment biz rolling right along

Local entrepreneur's invention in use across Northern Ontario By: Nick Stewart Conveyors Plus owner Dave Sharp makes adjustments to his invention, the Sure Align Tracker, at a Timmins-area mine site. It's used at Xstrata's operations throughout […]

WRI guide helps extractive companies work with local communities

Natural-resources extractive companies are profiting financially and socially when they consult with affected communities before and during the construction of projects. “Rio Tinto and De Beers, for example, have negotiated agreements with communities to avoid harm and provide benefits. In so doing, they have gained local support for projects, and communities have seized opportunities for [...]

Diamond-treatment Plant for De Beers’ Marine Vessel

In a R150 million (US$21 million) contract, Bateman Engineering designed the 250 t/h diamond-processing plant installed on board De Beers Marine (Pty) Ltd’s vessel mv Peace in Africa. The objective of the project was to […]