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Seriti’s Teke awarded Brigadier Stokes Memorial Award

By: Marleny Arnoldi     21st August 2018 The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy has awarded coal producer Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke with a Brigadier Stokes Memorial Award for his contribution to the mining industry and his leadership role in society. The platinum medal presented to Teke last week by Seriti’s... 

Russell Shor

By: Martin Creamer     13th October 2017 This week Mining Weekly features Russell Shor of the Gemological Institute of America, which grades diamonds and gemstones 

Oppenheimer, De Beers polishing diamond tourism's sparkle 

By: Martin Creamer     18th October 2016 The priceless value of diamond properties to South African ecotourism was highlighted on Tuesday when the outcomes of a range of research projects were revealed at the seventh Oppenheimer De Beers Group Research Conference. Delivering a keynote address at the corporate headquarters of De Beers... 

Mystery of the origins of the Oppenheimer Blue

By: Jade Davenport     17th June 2016 The sale of the 14.62 ct Oppenheimer Blue diamond by Christie’s last month has caused an absolute sensation in global diamond and jewellery circles, not only because it is the largest vivid blue diamond ever to appear at auction but also, more significantly, because it fetched the highest price –... 

The slogan of the century

By: Jade Davenport     27th November 2015 In 1999, Advertising Age magazine described ‘A Diamond is Forever’ as the “best advertising slogan” of the twentieth century. This is no understatement, for that iconic one liner not only dramatically improved the status symbol of the gemstones from the 1950s onwards but also cemented the diamond... 

Now Oppenheimer properties edge out of De Beers’ Diamond Route

By: Martin Creamer     20th October 2015 The Oppenheimer family, which three years ago sold out of diamond company De Beers, announced on Tuesday that it was delinking the properties of E Oppenheimer & Son from the Diamond Route, which takes in the 250 000 ha of cross-regional land that originally kept potential diamond thieves far away... 

Modderfontein museum preserving dynamite history

By: Jade Davenport     6th December 2013 The use of explosive material, particularly dynamite, has played an integral, although somewhat understated, role in facilitating the development and growth of South Africa’s mighty mining industry for more than a century. Indeed, it is all very well having the richest treasure trove of metals... 

Anglo top brass give De Beers Venetia diamond mine a new mid-century horizon

By: Martin Creamer     1st November 2013 Anglo American chairperson Sir John Parker was shoulder to shoulder with South African President Jacob Zuma last week, digging the first spadeloads of a R20-billion ($2-billion) diamond investment at the Venetia diamond mine, in Limpopo province. Seated across the way in bright De Beers apparel... 

Anglo top brass give De Beers Venetia diamond mine a new mid-century horizon

By: Martin Creamer     1st November 2013 Anglo American plc chairperson Sir John Parker was shoulder-to-shoulder with South African President Jacob Zuma last week, digging the first spade loads of a R20-billion ($2-billion) diamond investment at Venetia diamond mine in Limpopo province. Seated across the way in bright De Beers apparel... 

25/10/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     25th October 2013 Transnet galvanising plans for new export terminal; Global mining bosses and mineworkers locked arms in Limpopo; and The State wants to create a precious metals stock market to boost the local trade of South Africa’s gold, platinum, diamonds and gemstones. 

R1,3bn required for 'viable' but vigorously opposed Western Cape tungsten project

By: Jade Davenport     12th June 2009 An environmental impact assessment (EIA) is currently underway to determine the viability of mining a deposit of tungsten and molybdenum near Piketberg in the Western Cape. 

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