Diamond Mining News

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.

The security risks of mining in Latin America

Americas Market Intelligence says companies need to do their due diligence.

Giant 552-carat yellow diamond unearthed in Canada's arctic

The stone was found at Dominion Diamond and Rio Tinto's Diavik mine.

Firestone shares shoot up after finding 46-carat diamond in Lesotho

The gem-quality white stone was recovered undamaged, the miner said, and will be sold at the next tender in January.

Zimbabwe mining minister invites De Beers, Vast Resources to return

It would make them the first listed companies to mine there in that sector for two years, Mining Minister said.

Anglo ending 2018 on high note, predicts higher output, lower costs

The diversified miner anticipates 2018 production to be 2% ahead of previous guidance and costs to be 5% below.

Zimbabwe’s handling of diamond industry the ultimate test for Mnangagwa’s reform — report

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is making moves to end the country’s international isolation and attract foreign investment to boost an economy in tatters, including allowing new private investment in the diamond fields.

Lucapa kicks off commercial production at Mothae diamond mine

The operation will add to the Perth-based company annual output, until now on depending on just one mine —  Lulo, in Angola.

Zimbabwe to let two new private miners dig for diamonds

It may even allow foreign investors to hold majority stakes in local operations on condition that part of their output is reserved for domestic downstream industries.

Anglo CEO says investor confidence returns to South Africa

Anglo American mines platinum, coal, diamonds and iron ore in South Africa.

Alrosa makes $90m in Israel

The world’s top diamond producer held six auctions this year in the Middle Eastern country.

Canada’s Gahcho Kué mine to produce up to 6.9M carats in 2019

Gahcho Kué is Canada’s newest diamond mine and the world’s largest in the last 14 years.

2018: The year of the lab-created diamond

News flow out of the diamond industry in 2018 has been dominated by the progression of lab-created diamond production, distribution and pricing dynamics.

Gold mines to inject new life into Canada’s far north

Economic growth in Yukon and Nunavut is expected to surpass the rest of Canada due to new mine construction.

Mined or lab-made diamonds? The answer is personal

Synthetic diamonds are cracking the consumer market largely thanks to millennials' evolving shopping tastes. But are they the right choice for you?