Diamond Mining News

Lucara on track to develop underground operation at Karowe

The goal is to extend the Botswanan mine life from 2026 to at least 2036.

Anglo American rides out iron ore hitches in strong 2018

Copper production reached a five-year high, more than offsetting output declines at Minas Rio in Brazil and Kumba in South Africa.

Russia's Alrosa, China’s Anjin to dig for diamonds in Zimbabwe

World’s top diamond producer by output Alrosa and China-owned Anjin are the two foreign companies chosen by Zimbabwe's government to partner the state-diamond miner in exploring and digging up diamonds.

BME’s Africa offerings and focus on show at Indaba

The investing in African Mining Indaba show runs from February 4th to 7th in Cape Town.

Don’t give up on the diamond industry just yet

The ultra-successful “A Diamond is Forever” marketing campaign has been discontinued for over a decade now and so have many of the positive attributes of diamond ownership in consumers’ minds.

Alrosa names new executive to lead US business

Rebecca Foerster, former Vice President of Strategic Planning and Marketing at Leo Schachter Diamonds, was appointed President of Alrosa USA Inc.

Alrosa made big bucks at international auctions

Given the positive feedback received following two sales events in New York, the company decided to increase the number of auctions in the United States this year.

China’s slowdown is miners' single biggest fear this year — report

Based on answers from 51 senior executives, lawyers White & Case say that trade tensions are the second largest challenge for the mining industry in 2019 and reveal what the underlying full-picture looks like.

ALROSA earns $463m at international auctions in 2018

Alrosa traditionally holds its auctions in Russia, Belgium Israel, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.

MineHub and IBM to introduce global mining and metals supply chain solution with blockchain

The first use case will manage concentrate from Goldcorp’s Penasquito mine in Mexico.

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.