Diamond Mining News

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.

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.