Mining


This 242-Carat Rough Diamond Is Heading to Auction

March 2, 2021
Recovered in 2009, it’s the most significant stone offered for sale by Alrosa in five years.

Industry Body Calls for Extra Diligence on Rough from CAR

February 26, 2021
The World Diamond Council reminds the trade that rough diamond exports from the Central African Republic remain restricted to a handful of “green zones.”

De Beers’ 2020 Revenue Declines 27%

February 25, 2021
The diamond miner and marketer said COVID-19 had a “profound impact” on global diamond supply and demand.

157-Carat Canadian Diamond Goes Up for Sale

February 24, 2021
Dubbed “Polaris,” the rough diamond is the Gahcho Kué mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories’ largest gem-quality diamond recovered to date.

Inaugural Tender for Coscuez Rough Emeralds Slated for March

February 17, 2021
Bonas Group will host viewings of Fura Gems’ material in Dubai, then Bogota, to allow access to buyers across the world amid travel restrictions.

8 Killed in Bus Accident Near Diamond Mine in Lesotho

February 12, 2021
The bus was transporting workers from the mine to their homes in the country’s lowlands region.

Alrosa’s January Sales Rise As Cutters Restock

February 12, 2021
The diamond miner’s sales were up 6 percent year-over-year.

Dominion Diamond Completes Sale of Ekati Mine

February 9, 2021
A new entity called Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd. now owns the mine as well as a nearby diamond exploration project.

De Beers Notes ‘Good’ Demand at First Sales of the Year

February 8, 2021
The midstream needs to restock after a strong holiday season in the U.S. and ahead of Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year.

Rio Tinto Apologizes to Australian Aboriginals, Again

February 8, 2021
The miner failed to inform the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura people about a change in leadership.

US Gold Jewelry Demand ‘Relatively Resilient’ in Q4

February 5, 2021
Pent-up demand and money diverted from travel and dining out helped boost demand for gold jewelry at the end of 2020.

Silver Price Spikes, A Move Many Attribute to Reddit

February 2, 2021
The WallStreetBets forum, responsible for the rise in share price of GameStop, could have something to do with the metal’s rise to more than $30 per ounce Monday.

De Beers’ 2020 Production Down 18%, Lowers ’21 Forecast

February 2, 2021
The diamond miner and marketer’s updated production target is now 32 million to 34 million carats.

Internet Gobbles Up Cookie Monster Geode

January 27, 2021
People are going wild for the rock, with some buyers offering a lot of dough for it.

A 26-Carat Pink Diamond Is Up for Sale in Antwerp

January 25, 2021
Storm Mountain Diamonds recovered the “Pink Dawn” from its Kao mine in October.

Alrosa Ends Difficult Year With Strong Q4

January 22, 2021
The miner’s sales were down for the full year, but it is not as bad as it could have been considering sales ground to a halt mid-year due to the pandemic.

In an Age of Purposeful Purchasing, Secondhand Diamonds Surge Ahead

January 20, 2021
Whether a bridal customer wants something sentimental, unique or ethically sourced, the category allows them to say “yes.”

Botswana Mine That Produces Big Diamonds Granted Extension

January 12, 2021
The Botswana government granted Lucara’s application to renew the license for the Karowe Mine through 2046.

Survey: Consumers Would Pay Premium for ‘Responsibly Mined’ Gold

January 8, 2021
But they have very little knowledge about the area, indicating the trade needs to have clear messaging about origin and benefit to the buyer.

Lucapa Finds 2 More 100-Carat-Plus Diamonds

December 21, 2020
The recovery of a 101-carat diamond in Lesotho followed right after the miner found a 127-carat stone in Angola.
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