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Diamonds News

Gold being linked to fashion

By: System Author     19th May 2000 International mining company Anglogold has spread its golden touch to downstream market activities to ensure the precious metal remains one of the most sought-after commodities in the twenty-first century. 

Namibia opens its ‘forbidden area’ for new exploration

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Namibia has opened its famed ‘forbidden area’, the spergebied, for exploration for all minerals. 

Ship out, diving unit in

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Cape diamond-mining company Trans Hex has, through its merger with Benguela Concessions, significantly expanded its resource base to include Benco’s sea concessions in both South African and Namibian waters and promising land leases in the Saxendrift area on the Northern Cape –Namibia... 

What diamonds and vodka have in common

By: System Author     5th May 2000 The spirit of glasnost, which has gripped the world’s leading diamond producer since the ascendance of Nicky Oppenheimer and Gary Ralfe to the helm, continues uninterrupted. 

Diamond exploration cut back and focused

By: System Author     5th May 2000 The world’s leading diamond-miner, De Beers, has rationalised its exploration activities, but is still active on six continents. 

SA gold designers get global look-in

By: System Author     28th April 2000 South Africa is hoping to take gold in the first-ever Gold Virtuosi jewellery design awards to be held this month. 

November decision for new diamond-mine

By: System Author     14th April 2000 A decision on the establishment of a small new diamond mine in Botswana is expected this year. 

Novel contract documents

By: System Author     14th April 2000 The R610-million diamond recovery project in Kimberley is making use of the first edition of the new suite of contract documents issued by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers. 

Diamond Board CEO slates existing legislation

By: System Author     31st March 2000 New legislation to ensure transformation of the South African diamond industry is drastically needed if the industry wants to ensure future growth. 

. . . Canada remains one of highest priority prospects

By: System Author     31st March 2000 De Beers 

Kimberley: where carats are growing again

By: System Author     31st March 2000 Kimberley’s new R610-million 24-million-carat combined treatment plant will have a capacity to treat 1 000 t of material an hour and 7,1-million tons a year. 

How stockpile will be lowered

By: System Author     31st March 2000 De Beers 

How value is added to diamonds

By: System Author     31st March 2000 De Beers 

250 earth scientists at work

By: System Author     31st March 2000 De Beers 

Rehabilitation of mine a year after being mined

By: System Author     31st March 2000 De Beers 

How wildlife protects diamonds

By: System Author     31st March 2000 De Beers 

First Lady Mbeki visits diamond entrepreneurs

By: System Author     31st March 2000 South Africa’s First Lady Zanele Mbeki, wife of President Thabo Mbeki, visited the diamond hive in Johannesburg to get a first-hand look at this incubator of diamond-processing entrepreneurs. 

Section 59: Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater

By: System Author     31st March 2000 De Beers 

How the seabed’s balance is restored after marine mining

By: System Author     31st March 2000 De Beers 

In 17-country exploration . . .

By: System Author     31st March 2000 De Beers 

Gauteng project study this year

By: System Author     31st March 2000 De Beers 

Ernest’s research spirit lives on

By: System Author     31st March 2000 De Beers 

The very big US ‘if’

By: System Author     31st March 2000 De Beers 

Africa to be on safety par with South Africa

By: System Author     31st March 2000 De Beers 

Manne fails to arrive

By: System Author     24th March 2000 The much-expected presence of Northern Cape Premier Manne Dipico failed to materialise at the announcement by De Beers of a R610-million investment in a new plant to recover diamonds from old dumps around Kimberley. 

High hopes for Chinese deregulation

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Jewellery demand has undergone a general boost in Asia, despite the damage caused by earthquakes in Taiwan last September. 

Hake, kingklip added to diamond giant’s ‘aquarium’

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Last year, Mining Weekly evidenced DeBeers’ desert ‘aquarium’ with ‘fish’ and ‘carp’ driving a hands-free diamond sortinghouse. 

Threat to SA diamond industry

By: System Author     3rd March 2000 Mining in Africa 

Orange: Where R11m trench yields R42m in diamonds

By: System Author     3rd March 2000 The installation of a R123-million dense media separation plant in April next year will see run-of-mine production increase from 120 000 m3 to 200 000 m3 a month. 

Sexwale: Committed to diversifying beyond gems

By: System Author     25th February 2000 ‘I’m determined to add value and get fingers dirty’ 

Increasing gold demand through jewellery design

By: System Author     25th February 2000 With more than 85% of the world’s gold used in the manufacture of jewellery, gold producers have to become more involved in the downstream gold industry to ensure the future marketability of their product. 

Pick-and-carry cranes for Bots diamond-mine

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Gauteng crane manufacturer Mobilift is undertaking an order for four pick-and-carry cranes for Botswana diamond company Debswana’s Orapa and Letlhakane mines. 

Jewellers relying on stolen gold?

By: System Author     11th February 2000 A portion of the South African jewellery trade is probably relying on a feedstock of stolen gold. 

SA has talent, labour to make platinum-jewellery trade shine

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Platinum-group metals 

Highest diamond-mine in world opens in Lesotho

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Lesotho is rekindling its interest in the mining industry and is particularly keen on developing its diamond-mining capa-city. 

R123m diamond-mining investment on Orange river

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Diamond-mining company Trans Hex group has announced plans to spend an estimated R123-million on a new dense-media separation plant at its Baken operation along the Orange river. 

UK gem prospectors hard at work in Namaqualand

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Substantial exploration for alluvial diamonds by UK diamond-mining company Firestone Diamonds is on the go. 

Look at Guyana potential, diamond-miners urged

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Guyana, the only English-speaking country on the South American mainland, is eager for South African diamond companies to examine the country’s potential. 

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