Diamond Mining News

Dominion Diamond, Ekati miners reach provisional four-year deal

More than 500 unionized workers are expected to ratify the agreement in an upcoming vote scheduled for March.

Mountain Province Diamonds announces appointment of Chief Financial Officer

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Perry Ing to the position of Chief Financial Officer effective February 6, 2017.

US mulls scaling back ‘conflict minerals’ rule

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is reconsidering the rule, which requires companies to trace and report whether their products contain minerals from a war-torn part of Africa.

Did this financier just call the end of the mining rally?

Private equity firm Orion selling $1 billion worth of royalty, streaming and offtake assets covering gold, silver, base metals and diamonds.

Here’s what miners should expect and do in 2017

While companies face different outlooks and challenges depending on the commodity they mine and their size, Deloitte says they should all should be looking for the answer to one common question — “Going forward, where should we play and how can we win?"

Lucapa adds Motahe project in Lesotho to portfolio, shares jump

The project, which has existing infrastructure, a camp and a diamond processing plant in place, is located just 5km from Letšeng, the highest dollars-per-carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world.

US mines produced an estimated $74.6 billion in minerals last year

The country, however, was 100% import reliant on 20 mineral commodities, including rare earths, manganese and niobium, which are among a suite of materials often designated as “critical” or “strategic.”

Dominion Diamond CEO to step down due to family reasons

Brendan Bell, who has also resigned to Dominion's board, has agreed to stay on as CEO until June 30 to ensure a smooth transition.

Lucapa Diamond in trading halt ahead of acquisition of new project

The Africa-focused diamond miner said it expects to resume trading before the open on Tuesday next week.

Copper takes some shine off Anglo American’s results

The miner reported broadly higher output in the fourth quarter across all divisions, except for copper, which suffered from lower grades and strikes.

De Beers has just sold largest amount of rough diamonds in a year

The world's top diamond producer sold $720 million of rough gems at its January offering as retailers restocked after the holidays.

Museum-quality, family-owned collections of rare emeralds and star rubies at auction this spring

Guernsey's, the New York City-based auction house, is delighted to announce two extraordinary events. On April 12, the Marcial de Gomar Collection of spectacular emeralds will be held, followed less than a month later by the May 3 auction of the Mountain Star Ruby Collection.

Dominion Diamond Corporation reports Diavik Diamond Mine fourth calendar quarter production

Dominion Diamond Corporation reports Diavik Diamond Mine production results for the fourth calendar quarter of 2016.

Everyone wants Kate Middleton's diamond ring

Eager Chinese and Russian buyers are requesting replicas of the the sapphire and diamond engagement ring.

Rio Tinto welcomes Dhamani as a Select Atelier for Argyle Pink Diamonds

Dhamani joins an exclusive group of master craftsman and luxury jewellers with access to a direct supply of Australia’s rare Argyle pink diamonds and entrusted with transforming Argyle pink diamonds into exquisite jewellery.

World Bank on a Trump economy and commodities

World Bank's 2017 outlook says US impact on commodity markets diminished, but it's still number 1 for oil and number 2 in copper, aluminum and lead.

A new diamond industry

The esoteric diamond industry has never been more interesting to observe and challenging to predict.

Merlin has just unearthed Australia’s fifth largest diamond

The 35.26 carat brown diamond was among a number of rough gems found at Merlin mine, including a 14.6 carat brown rock as well as a number of smaller white diamonds.

Diamonds 2016: A year in review (with a quiz)

Last year was an eventful one for the diamond industry: From the largest producers coordinating supply cuts and the manufactures to returning to profitability, to the second-largest gem-diamond ever recovered going to auction and more. Here's a quiz to test your knowledge.

Diamonds might power the next generation of Quantum computing

Technological applications of diamonds significantly outweigh their popularity as jewellery, and are increasingly widespread in industry.

SLIDESHOW: Mining on the mend – 2016 year in review

The global mining industry rebounded from multi-year lows in 2016 – MINING.com's most popular posts of the year tell the story.

De Beers quits search for diamonds in Saskatchewan 

The world's largest diamond company has been exploring for kimberlites north of the decommissioned Cluff Lake uranium mine.

Eight dead, 35 injured in Congo mining hub amid anti-Govt protests

Congolese security forces accused of shooting civilians in the southern city of Lubumbashi.

Failing to find a buyer, De Beers will flood Snap Lake Mine 

Work on flooding the tunnels of the shuttered diamond mine will start in early January and is expected to take between six and eight weeks.

This rare blue diamond was just found in Australia

While it was “only a small diamond at 0.124 carats,” the firm says it demonstrates the potential for valuable coloured precious rocks at the mine, currently in its ramp up phase.