R/€ = 16.62 Change: -0.04
R/$ = 13.72 Change: -0.11
Au 1877.34 $/oz Change: 0.17
Pt 1151.00 $/oz Change: 10.00


SA diamond-processing plants for DRC

15th June 2001 International mining company Oryx Natural Resources has awarded a multimillion US dollar contract for the supply of diamond-processing plants for two of its mining sites near Mbuji-Mayi, in the DRC, to Johannesburg company Bateman Project Holdings. 

Gems, sex, lies and video  

By: Terence Creamer     15th June 2001 State-owned diamond miner Alexkor is no stranger to peculiar stories, and here's another one. 

Stalwart marine miner conquering rough seas

By: Deborah Spicer     14th June 2001 Despite the hitches that diamond-miner Namco experienced last year when its Namssol 1 vessel broke in half and a number of the company’s subsidiaries were forced into provisional liquidation, the firm should still be considered a high-tech, high-risk, high-return company, believes corporate... 

Community benefiting from diamond project

By: Deborah Spicer     14th June 2001 All contractors that will be involved with the De Beers combined treatment plant will have to fulfil a contract participation goal, which requires that a certain percentage of the contract benefit the Kimberley community. 

Canada/SA project to take to water in November

By: Deborah Spicer     14th June 2001 The joint marine mining operations of South Africa’s Trans Hex and Canada’s Diamond Fields International (DFI) within the latter’s Mining licence III area off the Namibian coast near L 

Canada’s diamond producing potential sparkling

14th June 2001 Canada could be among the world’s leading rough diamond producers by 2005 thanks to the mining and exploration efforts of companies such as De Beers Canada. 

Device developed for shallow water mining

14th June 2001 Cape Town company Petrel Engineering has designed and manufactured a dedicated underwater diamond-mining device (DMD) to be used in shallow water mining operations. 

Small diamond miners dig bigger machines

14th June 2001 Mining and construction equipment supplier Hitachi Construction Machinery Southern Africa reports a marked swing among independent diamond digging operations towards larger hydraulic excavators. 

Environment more valued than diamonds

14th June 2001 Diamond producer De Beers Marine leads the world in diamond-mining at ocean depths of greater than 80 m. 

Diamond sampling under way

By: Deborah Spicer     14th June 2001 Diamond producer De Beers is currently sampling its tailings at the Jagersfontein diamond-mine in the Free State. 

Lining material fins diamond application

14th June 2001 A lining material known as Simona HMG 1000 ultra high molecular weight polyethylene, has been introduced into the mining industry by De Beers which used it to line the box chutes at its new plant in Kimberly. 

Hydraulic systems for marine mining

14th June 2001 Hydraulics supplier Hytech has been designing and supplying hydraulic systems to the marine diamond-mining industry for many years, especially to De Beers Marine. 

New COO something of a coup

14th June 2001 The acquisition of experienced mining executive Mike Eksteen,53, is something of a coup for SouthernEra, the Canadian-listed group headed by South African Dr Chris Jennings. 

Innovative design mooted

By: System Author     30th June 2000 Kimberley Diamond Project 

State-of-the-art technology for the Kimberley project

By: System Author     30th June 2000 Kimberley Diamond Project 

Conflict diamonds a source of concern

By: System Author     16th June 2000 Diamonds & marine mining 

Buying a diamond with confidence

By: System Author     16th June 2000 Diamonds & marine mining 

17,8% increase in employment

By: System Author     16th June 2000 Diamonds & marine mining 

600 000 carats is the target

By: System Author     16th June 2000 Diamonds & marine mining 

Process plant pump for diamond-exploration company

By: System Author     16th June 2000 Diamonds & marine mining 

Africa’s most advanced diamond-training school

By: System Author     18th June 1999 With South Africa being a significant producer of gem-quality diamonds, various efforts are being undertaken to develop its downstream diamond industry. The Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Training School in Johannesburg, funded by the Diamond Foundation and De Beers, provides the opportunity for... 

SA production increases

By: System Author     18th June 1999 PROVISIONAL statistics indicate that South Africa’s rough-diamond production for last year amounted to about 10,5-million carats, an increase of 4,6% (some 460 000 carats) on the 10,04-million carats produced in 1997, reports Minerals Bureau chief mineral commodity specialist Ashok... 

Diamond software shines on

By: System Author     18th June 1999 With an ever-increasing drive to increase profits, the diamond-mining industry has now started to invest more in the development and use of software aimed at effective resource management, reports Gemcom director Ian Jones. “Historically, the resource-management divisions at mines have... 

R2-billion Orapa expansion project is ahead of schedule

By: System Author     18th June 1999 The R2-billion project to double the production of Orapa diamond-mine 240 km west of Francistown in Botswana from six-million car/y to 12-million car/y is ahead of schedule, with the first diamonds from the commissioning phase expected to be produced by the beginning of August. The project is... 

Laser firm makes its mark

By: System Author     18th June 1999 With its locally-designed and -manufactured laser meters, Midrand company LaserM has made its mark in the diamond industry by supplying a total of 143 meters to the Orapa 2000 expansion project in Botswana. Now the company has embarked on a new project by developing a smaller version of the laser... 

Diamond-mining screen products

By: System Author     18th June 1999 Screen-product specialist Mesh- cape Industries, of Edenvale, Gauteng, supplies products to the diamond-mining industry. These include expanded handrailing, woven-wire screens and woven-wire mesh, polyurethane, perforated materials, floor grating, vee-wire products and filtration units.... 

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