Production of rough diamonds expected to be worth $19.6 billion by 2018.
Other two Canadian jurisdictions —New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador— also made it to the top 10 worldwide. Kyrgyzstan and Venezuela, named the two countries mining enthusiasts should stay away from.
Marange is currently ranked the largest diamond producing deposit on earth, but its days seem to be counted.
Companies met deadline to submit concrete plans for major refinery.
Authorities are calling them the "the billion dollar diamond fields," though little exploration has taken place so far.
Country’s diamonds said to be depleting fast.
A steady diamond demand in Europe, paired with an ever growing appetite for these precious stones in China and India, are to blame, says Alrosa.
Platinum sector workers will be happy with 208%, while gold miners seek a 150% wage increase. Industry is offering 0.6%.
So far, no legal action has been taken against people allegedly involved in diamond-related corruption.
And what can be really done to choose certified conflict-free diamonds.
Schedules meeting to discuss share consolidation and closed Zimbabwe mine.
Despite claims of fraud in the July election that kept President Robert Mugabe in power.
Steady diamond demand in the United States, paired with an ever growing appetite from China and India set to cause a major gap in global supply and demand, says report.
The Dalny mine has been in distress for some time.
Obert Mpofu denied Sunday a report claiming the African nation had signed a secret deal to supply Iran with uranium.
New document exposes the corruption and leakages in the diamond mining sector in the country.
Parliamentary committee found "serious discrepancies" between what diamond companies claimed to have paid in local taxes, and what the government said it had received.
The government has cancelled all existing permits and will issue no new ones.
Zimbabwe's law allow ministers to pass regulations that do not need to be approved by Parliament first, but within two months the Parliamentary Legal Committee has to make a ruling on their constitutionality.
A draft bill leaked to the media last week shows the government is planning to amend the current law to avoid paying compensation to foreign miners.
Miners' assocation says the sector could surpass four tonnes this year.
Diamond sales in 2012 were $800 million with only $45 million coming to the government so far in taxes.
Higher royalties until miners build refineries inside the country and a threat to revisit Implats indigenization deal.
Meanwhile try avoiding Indonesia, Vietnam, Venezuela, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kyrgyzstan, Zimbabwe, Bolivia, Guatemala, Philippines, and Greece, says Canada's leading public policy think-tank.
Global Witness said there are gaps in European Union sanctions on Zimbabwe that may allow diamond revenue to continue funding the military.
The United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand also have their own-targeted measures against the African leader and his inner circle.
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