Diamond Mining News

Angolan diamond production in historic competitive bid sale

Leading global diamantaires invited to purchase exceptional Angolan diamonds as part of new marketing policy

Russia’s Alrosa back to mining diamonds in Zimbabwe

The world’s top diamond producer by output, is returning to Zimbabwe after almost two years, as the company continues to expand beyond Russia.

Angola to host first competitive diamond bid sale

Seven exceptional Lulo diamonds, including a 46-carat pink and six top-colour Type IIa white gems, will be showcased.

Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company expects to produce 4.1 million carats in 2019

The state-owned diamond miner wants to produce 10 million carats by 2025.

How lapis lazuli helped uncover the role of women in the creation of medieval manuscripts

Prior to this discovery, it was thought that mainly men were allowed to use the blue stone.

ALROSA increases rough and polished diamond sales to $4.5B

ALROSA saw a 6% growth in its diamond sales last year.

Tiffany joins top diamond miners in disclosing origins of gemstones

Tiffany has begun tracing each of its individually registered diamonds (0.18 carats and larger) by a unique serial number.

Lucara Diamond kicks off the year with 127-carat find at Karowe

The 127 carat, top white gem diamond, is one of the of 129 precious stones of over 100 carats the company has recovered at the mine since it began operations in 2012.

Tiffany CEO says it's his ‘duty’ to reveal diamonds' provenance

The jeweller tries to become more transparent in a notoriously opaque industry.

Lucara Diamond to focus on Bostwana mine this year

Lucara aims to recover between 300,000 and 330,000 carats from Karowe this year.

New mineral found inside gemstones in Israel

Mineral found in one of junior Shefa Yamim’s gemstones has been recognized and approved as a new mineral by the International Mineralogical Association.

Top 3 reasons to avoid running project cost estimates in-house

There are real costs associated with conducting project cost estimates in-house.

Epiroc completes Fordia acquisition

Fordia Group is based in Montreal, Canada, and has sales in more than 70 countries.

DPA appoints new managing director

For the last decade, Buckley Kayel led Marketing & Communications for Van Cleef & Arpels.

Defense Metals now controls Wicheeda Lake rare earth deposit

We probably have more rare earth deposits in Canada, or controlled by Canadian-listed juniors, than anywhere in the world.

New Year's resolutions for miners: SEC updates disclosure requirements

Companies should start preparing for when the rules come into effect.

MINING.com top 10 most read in 2018

The attention of the mining industry has shifted.

Human activity creates 208 new mineral species

Study shows mining has sparked "unparalleled inorganic compound diversification" like rabbittite at Lucky Strike, Utah and a handful found on smelter walls

New Mountain Province CEO has deep diamond roots

President and CEO Stuart Brown spent 19 years with De Beers.

Lucapa Diamond locks in Mothae mine funding

The Australian diamond miner has secured 100 million rand (about $7m) in development funding for the Lesotho mine from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).

Zambia tax authority clears Gemfields’ Kagem mine of tax evasion

There were no findings of wrongdoing or late payment, the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) said.

Gem Diamonds finds record 14 stones over 100 carats in 2018

Miner is ending 2018 on a high note after finding another two large diamonds from its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the world’s highest dollar per carat diamond operation.

Jewellery giant Chow Tai Fook joins De Beers diamond blockchain program

The Hong Kong-based company's involvement will further extend the platform’s reach into the Asian diamond sector.

De Beers Group launches diamond education course partnership with NGTC in China

The partnership will provide a variety of diamond education courses, supporting the needs of multiple groups across the diamond industry.

These are the three main trends to shape the diamond industry in 2019

According to Bain & Co., diamond miners and retailers will face an Increasing influence of digital technologies, growing presence of lab-grown stones and shifting preferences of younger generations of consumers.