Mining


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.

Court OKs Sale of Ekati Diamond Mine

December 16, 2020
Two wealth management firms are acquiring substantially all the assets of the mine’s owner, Dominion Diamond.

The Platinum Price Recently Hit a 4-Year Peak. Here’s Why

December 14, 2020
The metal saw its biggest monthly gain since 2008 in November and reached a high of $1,060 in early December.

Dominion Finds Buyer for Ekati, Mine to Reopen Early 2021

December 9, 2020
The company has reached a deal to sell the diamond mine to two wealth management firms and says it plans to restart the mine no later than Jan. 29.

Journey Through ‘Diamonds Across Time’ With This New Book

December 7, 2020
It’s the World Diamond Museum’s first proprietary publication.

De Beers, Diacore Buy Blues From the Cullinan Mine

November 30, 2020
The two companies paid a little over $40 million for the five diamonds, which range in size from 10 to 26 carats.

See the De Beers Designer Capsule Collection for Charity

November 19, 2020
It will go on sale in December at Sotheby’s.

Silver Price Expected to Rise Another 39% in 2021

November 19, 2020
This follows a significant uptick this year, according to the Silver Institute, even as global jewelry demand was down.

ASM and the COVID-19 Impact

November 12, 2020
The pandemic slowed activity for a majority of the market and left the most vulnerable sectors of the colored stone supply chain in a dire situation.

Lashbrook Signs on As Mercury-Free Mining Premier Sponsor

November 11, 2020
And more on where the initiative is at in its mission to eradicate the use of mercury in artisanal and small-scale gold mining.

Louis Vuitton Wants Your Input On Cutting This 549-Carat Diamond

November 6, 2020
HB Antwerp, Lucara Diamond Corp. and Louis Vuitton are teaming up again to transform a rough diamond into a custom design.

Another Sizable Diamond Turns Up in Arkansas

November 5, 2020
A visitor to the Crater of Diamonds State Park found a 4.49-carat canary yellow stone while wet sifting at the park over the weekend.

Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conf. Goes Virtual Next Week

November 5, 2020
Slated for Nov. 9-13, the all-digital event also features a pay-what-you-can ticket scheme for 2020.

Australia’s Argyle Mine Is Now Closed

November 4, 2020
On Tuesday, the last ton of ore left the mine famous for its red, pink and purple diamonds.

These 5 Blue Diamonds Are Up for Sale

October 28, 2020
The Type IIb stones, which range in size from 10 to 26 carats, are being offered via a tender that closes in late November.

Cullinan Mine Owner Pulls Itself Off the Market

October 21, 2020
Petra Diamonds Ltd. has given up on finding a buyer and will enter into a debt-for-equity restructuring.

For De Beers, Rough Demand Continues to Improve

October 16, 2020
Sales totaled $467 million in the eighth sales cycle of the year, up from $334 million in the seventh.

Ekati Deal Falls Apart, Leaving Workers To Wonder What’s Next

October 15, 2020
The future of the diamond mine is in question as owner Dominion Diamond scrambles to try to put together a new deal.
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