R/€ = 14.79 Change: 0.02
R/$ = 12.63 Change: -0.05
Au 1294.85 $/oz Change: 1.97
Pt 906.50 $/oz Change: 4.81


Botswana remains focused on diamonds

By: Carina Borralho     6th June 2014 Botswana has focused on its diamond mines and the wealth generated from those mines over the last 40 years, says diamond producer Lucara Diamonds. The company adds that the Botswana government has taken steps to develop a sustainable diamond industry by establishing several cutting factories in... 

Lucara Diamond Corp recovers 13 heavyweight precious gems

By: Henry Lazenby     20th May 2014 Southern Africa-focused diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corp on Tuesday announced that it had recovered 13 diamonds larger than 100 ct since the start of the second quarter. Of those stones, two were weighing more than 200 ct each, and eight were classified as gem-quality diamonds. 

Lucara Diamond Corp renews Scotiabank credit facility, increases limit

By: Henry Lazenby     5th May 2014 Southern Africa-focused precious gem producer Lucara Diamond Corp on Monday announced that it had renewed its revolving term credit facility with The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) for a three-year term and increased the limit to $50-million, giving it improved financial flexibility. The... 

Lucara Diamond Corp completes another exceptional tender

By: Henry Lazenby     10th April 2014 Lucara Diamond Corp, which produces high-value precious gems from its flagship Boteti Karowe diamond mine, in Botswana, on Thursday held its first exceptional stone tender of the year, which garnered gross proceeds of $50.47-million. The TSX- and Gaborone-listed miner said it had sold 20 diamonds... 

Lucara reports revenue of $20 280/ct from 3rd exceptional stone sale

By: Henry Lazenby     26th November 2013 A special tender of 14 diamonds from Lucara Diamond Corp's Karowe mine, in Botswana, has sold for $22.9-million, or $20 280/ct, the company announced on Tuesday. The tender comprised a total of 1 028 ct, and the highest value stones sold were a 256.6 ct gem that sold for $4.4-million and a 137.9... 

Lucara outperforms expectations

By: Henry Lazenby     9th November 2013 Southern African diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corp on Friday reported better-than-expected earnings as its flagship Karowe mine, in diamond-rich Botswana, delivered more exceptional carats than thought possible. Lucara reported revenues of $50.9-million, or an average of $625/ct during the... 

Lucara Diamond recovers ‘exceptional’ 257 ct gem

By: Henry Lazenby     24th September 2013 Southern Africa-focused Lucara Diamond Corp has recovered a 257 ct diamond from its Karowe mine, in Botswana, bringing the total number of diamonds weighing more than 50 ct this year to 47. Of those, 14 were larger than 100 ct. The new heavyweight would be sold on tender in the fourth quarter,... 

Lucara sells 16 Karowe stones for $24.7m

By: Leandi Kolver     3rd September 2013 Southern Africa-focused emerging diamond producer Lucara Diamond Corp on Tuesday announced that it had sold 16 single stones totalling 1 028 ct, from its Karowe mine in Botswana, for gross revenues of $24.7-million, at its second exceptional stone tender. The revenue amounted to $24 026 a carat... 

Lucara Diamond Corp lifts q-o-q earnings

By: Henry Lazenby     12th August 2013 Southern Africa-focused emerging diamond producer Lucara Diamond Corp reported net earnings of $22.7-million, or $0.06 a share, for the three months ended June 30, saying it had an “exceptional” first half of the year with sales proceeds of more than $80-million from over 230 000 ct sold. The... 

Lucara Diamond Corp lifts diamond sales outlook by 5%

By: Henry Lazenby     28th May 2013 Canadian precious stone miner Lucara Diamond Corp has had an “exceptional” start to the year and, based on an increased mining rate, on Monday lifted its expected sales for 2013 by 5% to 420 000 ct when compared with its previous guidance. Vancouver-based Lucara said it expected its flagship... 

Lucara’s first large-stone tender delivers ‘exceptional’ results

By: Henry Lazenby     22nd May 2013 Southern Africa-focused diamond producer Lucara Diamond Corp on Wednesday said its first special tender of large and exceptional diamonds had fared exceptionally well, confirming the quality of diamonds mined from its flagship Karowe mine, in Botswana. The special tender of Karowe diamonds... 

Lucara recovers 239.2 ct diamond at Botswana mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th March 2013 Southern Africa-focused diamond producer Lucara Diamond Corp has recovered a 239.2 ct diamond, as well as a 124 ct and a 71.1 ct stone, at its Karowe mine, in Botswana. “The recovery of these large stones is hugely significant to both Lucara and Botswana. To the best of my knowledge, the 239 ct... 

Lucara Diamond foresees sales of 400 000 ct in 2013

By: Henry Lazenby     6th December 2012 Southern Africa diamond producer Lucara Diamond on Wednesday said it expects to sell 400 000 ct in 2013, which would be the first year of full production from the company’s flagship Karowe mine, in diamond-rich Botswana. Lucara said the Karowe mine is expected to process 2.5-million tons in... 

Lucara sells 9.46 ct blue diamond for $4.5m

By: Henry Lazenby     27th November 2012 Toronto-, Gaborone- and New York-listed Lucara Diamond said it sold a 9.46 ct blue diamond, recovered at its Karowe mine in Botswana, for $4.5-million. A total of 52 lots were put up for sale last week, containing 56 982 ct of diamonds. All lots were sold for an average price of $300/ct,... 

Lucara Diamond completes trial mining at Lesotho project

By: Henry Lazenby     18th September 2012 Triple-listed Lucara Diamond on Monday said a second auction of diamonds from its Mothae project, in Lesotho, which was held in Antwerp, Belgium, last week, brought to an end the project’s trial mining programme. "The completion of the trial mining programme at Mothae marks a significant... 

Lucara lowers production, sales guidance from Botswana mine

By: Henry Lazenby     11th August 2012 Toronto-listed miner Lucara Diamonds on Friday said it expected to sell 23% less diamonds this year from its flagship Karowe mine, in Botswana – the result of a water shortage hampering recovery and lower grades being fed through the mill. The sales forecast for the year was reduced from 300 000... 

Lucara completes second auction, undeterred by soft demand

By: Henry Lazenby     17th July 2012 Diamond junior Lucara Diamond on Monday said it had completed its second auction of diamonds from its Karowe mine, in Botswana, raking in $6.5-million in revenue. On July 16, a total of 35 individual lots containing 36 842 ct of diamonds were put up for sale, of which 32 lots were sold. 

Lucara nets $5.64m in first Karowe diamond auction

By: Henry Lazenby     12th June 2012 Southern Africa-focused diamond miner Lucara Diamonds on Monday sold the first 26 196 ct of diamonds produced from its Karowe mine, in Botswana, for a total of $5.64-million during an online sale. Lucara said 35 individual lots containing 29 339 ct of diamonds were put up for sale through the... 

Lucara recovers first Karowe diamonds, closes $25m facility

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd April 2012 Emerging miner Lucara Diamond said on Monday it had closed a $25-million revolving credit facility to fund development and operations at its new Karowe diamond mine, in Botswana. This comes as the Vancouver-based firm also announced first production from the mine, with over 5 300 ct recovered... 

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