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Tasneem Bulbulia

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BlueRock sells two D-colour Kareevlei diamonds

22nd February 2019 Aim-listed BlueRock Diamonds has sold the 8.97 ct diamond and the 16.28 ct diamond, that it recovered earlier this month at its Kareevlei diamond mine, in the Kimberley region of South Africa. The 8.97 ct diamond achieved a price of $8 306/ct, valuing it at $74 513, while the 16.28 ct diamond... 

Lucara records strong 2018 operational performance at Karowe mine

22nd February 2019 Lucara Diamonds’ Karowe mine, in Botswana, achieved a strong operational performance in 2018, meeting or exceeding guidance in all areas, the company said on Thursday. Tonnes mined for the year ended December 31, 2018, reached 18.1-million, in line with guidance of 15.5-million to 18.7-million... 

Gemfields unveils new $15m automated ruby sort house in Mozambique

22nd February 2019 Gemfields on Friday unveiled a new ruby sort house near its Montepuez ruby mine (MRM), in Mozambique. The gemstone miner noted in a statement that the sort house, in which it invested $15-million, was the first of its kind for the gemstone industry and would be on par with the best diamond... 

Gemfields’ latest Lusaka emerald auction generates $10.8m in revenue

21st February 2019 Gemfields’ latest auction of predominantly commercial-quality rough emeralds, held in Lusaka, Zambia from February 18 to 20, saw 24 companies placing bids and generated revenue of $10.8-million with an overall average value of $4.39/ct. 

Endeavour Mining appoints Mark Morcombe COO

21st February 2019 Gold producer Endeavour Mining has appointed Mark Morcombe COO, with effect from May 6. He will succeed Jeremy Langford, who will be leaving Endeavour on February 28. 

African cobalt to continue dominating EV battery space – consultant

21st February 2019 Africa will continue to play a dominant role in the supply of cobalt for use in electric vehicle batteries, says Core Consulting MD Lara Smith. Speaking at a South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) breakfast seminar, in Johannesburg, on Thursday, she indicated that, from an... 

Lucapa prioritises high-value diamond production, resources

20th February 2019 Following a board review of the company’s diamond assets, Lucapa Diamond Company will prioritise production and cash generation from its two high-value diamond mines, the Lulo alluvial mine, in Angola, and the Mothae kimberlite mine, in Lesotho, to ensure shareholder value is maximised. This... 

AMCU calls on all members to strike in support of Sibanye gold employees

19th February 2019 The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has called on its members at Sibanye-Stillwater’s platinum operations to again embark on a strike in support of those AMCU members who have been on strike at the miner’s gold operations since November 2018. It has further encouraged its... 

Intensification drilling under way at Botswana Diamonds’ Thorny River

18th February 2019 Aim- and BSE-listed exploration company Botswana Diamonds has started with the planned intensification drilling on its Thorny River prospect in South Africa, with the first four holes having intersected diamonds at predicted thicknesses and depths.  The programme, which comprises the drilling of... 

Constitutional Court upholds Aquila’s Gravenhage manganese mining right

18th February 2019 The Constitutional Court has upheld a High Court judgment granting China-based Baowu Group subsidiary, Aquila Steel, a mining right over its Gravenhage manganese deposit, located in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. Aquila’s planned development of Gravenhage has been delayed for several... 

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