Sierra Leone Mining News

Kimberley Process chairman wants UN involvement in supervising global diamond trade

Ahmed bin Sulayem says a well-structured permanent body able to take over the work currently done by volunteers is urgently needed.

Stellar posts upbeat economic assessment for Sierra Leone’s second largest diamond project

The company said its proposed Tongo-Tonguma mine economic evaluation demonstrates robust financial returns for a modest capital requirement.

Stellar Diamonds to ink deal that would create Sierra Leone’s second largest mine

The diamond producer plans to combine its Tongo mine with Octea Mining’s adjacent Tonguma operation.

Sierra Leone grants preliminary OK to Stellar Diamonds Tongo mine

The West Africa-focused firm said it was verbally informed of the approval by the country's Minerals Advisory Board.

Stellar Diamonds secures environmental approval for Sierra Leone project

The permit marks another key step in the process of moving towards development of the 1.45 million carat diamond resource in the West African country, said the company.

Stellar Diamonds just found a big rock at its Guinea project

The discovery of the 55-carat diamond confirms the presence of large stones in the area, said the company.

African Minerals sued by Sierra Leone villagers

African Minerals Limited (OTCMKTS:AMLZF) is being sued in a London court over allegations that it evicted residents and violently mistreated workers and villagers living close to one of its mines in Sierra Leone.

Stellar Diamonds applies for large-scale permit in Sierra Leone

The move marks a key milestone as the diamond company moves from explorer to miner.

Spanish police arrest American-Belgian man on ‘blood diamond’ charges

The 64-year-old American-Belgian citizen has become the first businessman ever arrested for suspected involvement in the illegal trade of “blood” diamonds.

African Minerals halts trading, shuts down Sierra Leone assets

Iron ore project will remain suspended until the company either releases $102 million in restricted cash or can secure other short term funding.

When it rains…Iron ore, gold miners the most vulnerable to Ebola risk

Report shows there are 39 assets in production within the Ebola-affected region.

African Minerals founder to buy broke London Mining's Sierra Leone assets

Frank Timis has got $20 million to acquire the mine bordering its own iron ore project Tonkolili.

BlackRock blames Ebola for London Mining mess

And the rapid fall in the iron ore price, the Sierra Leone miner's dispute with Glencore and the slow rampup. But especially Ebola.

London Mining shares ‘worthless’ due to funding fears

The iron ore miner warned Wednesday that its shares now had "little or no value."

Gold prices hurting miners? Throw Ebola into the mix

Deutsche Bank warned Friday that gold producers are the most vulnerable to a further spread of the deadly disease.

London Mining shares collapse on funding fears

The iron ore producer warned it did not have sufficient cash to operate Marampa, its only mine.

London Mining says Ebola now impacting output, costs

Company lowers production guidance at Marampa mine in Sierra Leone as outbreak impacts supply chain and ramp up.

Guinea on national emergency over Ebola, mining operations threatened

Tighter border controls are set to disrupt the flow of essential supplies and even workers trying to get to work at the African country's mining operations, companies say.

West Africa Ebola outbreak forces miners to lock down operations, delay projects

After the WHO declared the current outbreak an “international public health emergency.”

Iron ore miner pulls staff after Sierra Leone Ebola outbreak

London Mining tells eight staff at Marampa mine to go home and imposes travel restrictions after deadly fever spreads from neighbouring Guinea and Liberia.

The state of global rough diamond supply 2014

50 mines are estimated to account for 90% of global rough diamond supply in 2014.

China puts $6bn valuation on 20mtpa Sierra Leone iron ore mine

Shares of African Minerals surged 47% on Thursday after one of China's largest iron-ore trading companies injected $990 million into its Tonkolili mine.

INFOGRAPHIC: The truth about conflict diamonds

And what can be really done to choose certified conflict-free diamonds.

Sierra Leone diamond exports jumps 43% in first half of 2013

The African diamond exporter shipped out diamonds worth $102 million in the first half of the year.

Where a resources manager is uncovering a sweet find

The heart of Africa has been beating strong in recent years due to elevated commodity prices and resilient domestic demand, despite the global economic slowdown.