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Diamonds News

Truck helps find diamonds

5th October 2001 Materials-handling equipment supplier Barloworld Equipment has announced the first local sale of a Caterpillar 730 articulated truck to HC van Wyk Diamante in Kimberley in the Northern Cape. 

Installation completed at diamond-mine

5th October 2001 Local company Electron Technologies has successfully completed an electrical and instrumentation installation at the secondary crusher on De Beers’ Venetia Mine, 80 km west of Messina in the Northern Province. 

Virtual database rollout

5th October 2001 Diamond giant De Beers’ Venetia mine has completed the rollout of a Sybase virtual database and middleware solution. 

Progress on conflict gem protocol

5th October 2001 With less than two months to go before the final deadline for the report on conflict diamonds due for presentation at the United Nations’ 56th session, the Kimberley Process has announced some significant progress in the development of detailed proposals for the international certification... 

Partner sought for State-owned diamond-miner

5th October 2001 The South African government will issue a request for proposals in February next year in an endeavour to introduce a 25% strategic equity partner into State-owned diamond-miner Alexkor. 

Diamond-mine start-up ahead of time

1st October 2001 Diamond production has started at SouthernEra Resources’ newly commissioned number four level at its 50% owned Klipspringer diamond-mine in South Africa, about six months ahead of schedule. 

Talks on big Angolan gem project heat up

By: Irma Venter     28th September 2001 Mining at what could be the world’s biggest kimberlite diamond-mine is still awaiting approval, pending the outcome of negotiations between the Angolan government and Canadian company SouthernEra. 

Diamond giant outsources training

28th September 2001 Diamond giant De Beers has awarded a management training contract to the Centre for Management Development (CMD), a leader in corporate training and organisation. 

Troubled gem miner to get $9m in insurance payment

27th September 2001 Troubled marine diamond miner, Namibian Minerals Corporation (Namco) announced that its business interruption insurance claim has been accepted and receipt of $9-million is anticipated within the next seven days. 

State seeks partner for Alexkor

20th September 2001 The South African government will issue a request for proposals in February next year in an endeavour to introduce a 25% strategic equity partner into State-owned diamond-miner Alexkor. 

Progress on conflict gem protocol

19th September 2001 With less than two months to go before the final deadline for the report on conflict diamonds due for presentation at the United Nations’ 56th session, the Kimberley Process has announced some significant progress in the development of detailed proposals for the international certification... 

Investor interest in DRC zinc project heats up

By: Laura Franz     14th September 2001 Diamond giant De Beers is spot on at half-time with its exploration budget, having spent some $39-million of the $75-million allocated for the current year, reported MD Gary Ralfe last month. 

Russian diamond-sorting technology on offer

By: Keith Campbell     14th September 2001 A Russian company has developed new technolgies for sorting diamonds through flourescence and sifting gold particles from sands and gravels. 

Production to start in November at marine gem site

13th September 2001 Full-scale mining of a marine diamond deposit off Namibia is expected to start in early November. 

Research for the people

7th September 2001 South African science councils serve the needs of a developing country and should therefore balance academic blue-sky research with relevant and applicable information aimed at poverty alleviation. 

Time to market SA as a gem cutter and polisher

By: Laura Franz     7th September 2001 South Africa is going to have to polish the image of its diamond industry to attract foreign investment if it is to improve the sector’s future prospects, maintains South African Diamond Board (SADB) acting CEO Luvuyo Mabombo. 

More spin-offs from gem plant construction

7th September 2001 A five-year loading and hauling contract worth R40-million a year has been awarded to Super Stone Mining, of Kimberley, Northern Cape. 

Diamond miners talk marketing

5th September 2001 Leading international mining company, BHP Billiton, met Russian diamond group Alrosa in Moscow to discuss its diamond marketing strategy at a time when the Russian company is negotiating to extend its sales pact with De Beers. 

New life-of-mine schedule for diamond project

31st August 2001 Wholly owned subsidiary of Runge Mining Australia, Mineral Resource Management Mining Services (MRM) has completed the life-of-mine schedule for the De Beers Premier C-Cut project using the Xpac Autoscheduler. 

Mountain Kindgdom wants to be diamond kingdom

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     31st August 2001 Two large-scale diamond-mines could come on stream in Lesotho by next June, creating at least 500 direct jobs and boosting the mountain kingdom’s mining revenue. 

Police in Sierra Leone swoop on ‘blood diamonds”

30th August 2001 Sierra Leone’s police have unleashed a major operation to seize illegal ‘blood diamonds’ and stop rampant smuggling of the stones that have helped fuel a decade of war, they said on Tuesday. 

Black group increases its gem stake

30th August 2001 Leading black resources firm Mvelaphanda Diamonds (Mvela) will increase its stake in alluvial diamond miner Trans Hex group (Trans Hex) to an eventual 24,5% following the acquisition of 16-million convertible debentures to be issued by Trans Hex and an option on a further five-million ordinary... 

Namibian gem miner claims its recovery is on track

27th August 2001 Diamond-miner Namibian Minerals Corporation (Namco) has reported progress in stabilising the company following the NamSSol accident and the provisional liquidation of certain subsidiaries in the first quarter, with second quarter results reflecting the disruption in operations as a result of... 

Gauteng's mining heritage is fading away

By: Keith Campbell     24th August 2001 Johannesburg's – and Gauteng's – rich mining and minerals heritage is being lost through neglect. 

Gauteng's mining heritage is fading away

24th August 2001 Johannesburg's – and Gauteng's – rich mining and minerals heritage is being lost through neglect 

Is De Beers reneging on transparency commitment?

14th August 2001 At the delisting of De Beers earlier this year head Nicky Oppenheimer gave the South African public a guarantee that his company would not “hide behind a wall” and that full disclosure and transparency would continue. 

Malawi seeks gem prospects

13th August 2001 Malawi's continuous exploration for mineral resources has indicated prospects for diamond-mining in the country. 

Malawi seeks gem prospects

10th August 2001 Malawi's continuous exploration of mineral resources has indicated prospects for diamond mining in the country. 

Months of testwork to improve throughput at mine

20th July 2001 Working in close conjunction with Debswana’s Jwaneng process engineers in Botswana, Multotec Process Equipment has assisted in a project aimed at increasing the throughput at the diamond-mine’s recrusher plant. 

Drill-rig a gem on diamond-mines

20th July 2001 Diamond producer De Beers Namaqualand Mines has successfully used a Bauer BG36C large-diameter bucket auger drill-rig to explore alluvial diamond deposits on South Africa’s West Coast. 

Gem plant gets a bigger budget and better features

20th July 2001 Several improvements have been implemented on De Beers’ combined treatment plant, in Kimberley, Northern Cape, raising the project‘s value to R780-million. 

When being a woman miner was illegal

By: Irma Venter     13th July 2001 When South Africa’s first woman mining engineer graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in 1994, it was against the law for her or any other woman to work underground in the country’s mines. 

Five thickeners ordered for N Cape gem plant

13th July 2001 East Rand company Baker Process has received an order from Fluor Daniel SA for a deep-cone paste thickener package, the first of its kind to be manufactured in South Africa. 

Another empowerment boost from gem project

6th July 2001 Economic development in the Northern Cape has received a significant boost with the establishment of the R4-million Sedibeng diamond recovery plant situated on the perimeter of the dormant De Beers mine. 

A new R140-m plant opened

29th June 2001 Security provider Swisslog Trans-Tele's air-tube transportation systems have strengthened the security of two South African diamond sorting operations. 

R1,7m upgrade for CTP substation

29th June 2001 The Jack Matthews substation at the De Beers central treatment plant in Kimberley is being upgraded, at a cost of R1,7-million by switchgear and electrical distribution specialist Reyrolle. 

Screens supplied to diamond-mines

By: Joanne Delaurentis     29th June 2001 Weighing, feeding and screening manufacturers Schenck Ash's linear motion screens are making big in-roads into the Southern African diamond-mining industry. 

Construction of new mine imminent

By: Joanne Delaurentis     29th June 2001 Construction of the small new diamond-mine Damtshaa, in Botswana, will get under way later this month, says De Beers operations director Gavin Beevers. 

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