Jade Mining News

UAE and China to strengthen gems and jade bilateral trade

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre and the China Gems and Jade Exchange signed a memorandum of understanding to create new trading opportunities.

More than 50 believed killed in collapse at Myanmar jade mine

Deadly landslides and other accidents are common in the poorly regulated mines of Hpakant.

Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 15, injures 45: official

This is the latest disaster in the Hpakant jade mining region.

Sales at Myanmar’s jade expo lower than last year

More than 6,000 pieces of jade were exhibited

At least 12 dead after coal mine collapse in India, Myanmar jade mine landslide

Two separate mining accidents in India and Myanmar have together claimed the lives of a dozen miners, though the death toll may rise as the search for bodies continues.

Miners find giant $170-million jade stone in Burma

Miners found a 175-tonnes heavy jade stone.

Pit collapse at jade mine in Myanmar leaves at least 13 dead

It is the latest in a series of deadly accidents in recent months to hit Hpakant, where as much as 90% of the world's jade is mined, mostly illegally.

Landslide at jade mine in Myanmar leaves at least 13 dead

Dozens are believed to be buried under the waste left by the mudslide in Myanmar’s Kachin state.

Myanmar's jade trade turns frantic

Using heavy earth-excavators and explosives, miners have been tearing into Myanmar’s northern hills in recent months, before a new government takes office next year.

Frantic search in Myanmar as deadly landslide at jade mine leaves dozens still missing

Death toll has climbed to over 100, and there are at least another 100 still missing.

INFOGRAPHIC: Company snapshot: Electra Stone

Electra Stone (ELT.V), covered in today's Company Snapshot, is the first public company aiming to take this BC jade and market it directly to China.

Myanmar’s $31bn ‘secretive’ jade industry keeps fuelling rights abuses

Most of the profit goes to powerful military and ex-junta figures instead of the state coffers, a report reveals.

Bottom falls out of jade market

While the jade market in China is a fraction of its overall jewellery trade, the collapse in the value of the stone could indicate tough times for other markets like diamonds and precious metals.