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Rockwell Diamonds loses R41m in Q3

By: Martin Creamer TSX- and JSE-listed alluvial diamond miner Rockwell suffered a net third-quarter loss of C$4.7-million (R41.4-million) and a comprehensive loss of C$7.3-million (R64.3-million). Rockwell, headed by CEO James Campbell, announced its results for the three and nine months ended November 30 last year. 

Rockwell increases Q3 y-o-y production despite challenging quarter

By: Henry Lazenby Johannesburg- and Toronto-listed Rockwell Diamonds has posted a 12% year-on-year increase in diamonds produced during the third quarter of fiscal 2013, which ended on November 31, despite dealing with a number of operational challenges. Earlier this month the miner had placed its Tirisano mine,... 

Rockwell brings in royalty miners at Tirisano, Klipdam

By: Natasha Odendaal JSE- and TSX-listed Rockwell Diamond has concluded four royalty mining contracts allowing small-scale operators to mine certain areas of its Tirisano and Klipdam properties, CEO and president James Campbell said on Friday. Small-scale owner-managed earthmoving companies would mine 50 000 m3... 

Rockwell’s new Tirisano plant commissioned, market seen bottomed out

By: Henry Lazenby South African diamond miner Rockwell Diamonds on Thursday said it had successfully commissioned a new 50 000 m3/m plant at its Tirisano property, following implementation of a new mine plan to allow for the mining of higher-grade gravels with a higher clay content. CEO James Campbell told Mining... 

Rock around the clock sees Rockwell lift production

By: Henry Lazenby Toronto- and Johannesburg-listed Rockwell Diamonds had lifted diamond production for the second quarter ended August 31 by 14% year-on-year by processing 23% more gravel, despite a temporary mining suspension at it Tirisano operation. The South Africa-focused diamond miner said production at the... 

Rockwell reports Q1 gem sales of $5.9m

By: Idéle Esterhuizen Alluvial diamond mining company Rockwell Diamonds reported on Wednesday that its diamond sales for the first quarter of its 2013 financial year reached 6 234 ct and generated $5.9-million. The average price a carat for the quarter was $944 and sales included 1 005 ct from the proof-of-concept... 

Rockwell reports 74% increase in Q1 carat production

By: Idéle Esterhuizen TSX- and JSE-listed Rockwell Diamonds on Monday announced an overall 74% year-on-year improvement in carat production for the first quarter of its 2013 financial year. Production from its three operational mines in South Africa increased to 6 116 ct, while gravel processed in the three months... 

Rockwell turnaround still 'work in progress', says CEO

By: Idéle Esterhuizen Alluvial gem miner Rockwell Diamonds said on Friday the loss of $13.7-million for the 2012 financial year reflected the impact of the strategic decisions that were taken to place the company on solid footing. This formed part of Rockwell’s corporate review and repositioning towards optimising... 

Rockwell completes strategic projects at Saxendrift

By: Idéle Esterhuizen JSE- and TSX-listed Rockwell Diamonds said it had successfully completed the strategic in-field screen, bulk X-ray and single particle sorter plant at its Saxendrift mine, near the Middle Orange River. The company stated that the capital projects supported the diamond-value-management principles... 

Company Announcement: Rockwell provides feedback on successful implementation of strategic projects at Saxendrift

Rockwell Diamonds Inc. is pleased to announce the successful completion of two strategic projects, namely the new in-field screen and the bulk x-ray and single particle sorter plant at its Saxendrift mine which is known for its high value gem quality diamonds 

Rockwell Diamonds nets $6m in Q4 sales

By: Idéle Esterhuizen Alluvial gem miner Rockwell Diamonds generated $6-million from the sale of 5 795 ct in fourth quarter, the company reported on Wednesday. The company achieved an average price of $1 041/ct, which compares with $1 430/ct in the final quarter of 2011, when it sold $6 453 ct, generating $9.2-million.  

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