R/€ = 16.11 Change: -0.10
R/$ = 14.38 Change: -0.12
Au 1270.70 $/oz Change: -2.91
Pt 888.47 $/oz Change: -7.41


ODC unveils ‘iconic’ Okavango Blue diamond

By: Simone Liedtke     17th April 2019 Botswana-based Okavango Diamond Company on Wednesday unveiled “the biggest blue diamond discovery ever made” in Botswana – an oval-shaped blue diamond weighing in at over 20 ct. The Gemological Institute of America has graded the stone as an oval brilliant cut of 20.46 ct, with a fancy deep blue... 

Galane resurrects Galaxy mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2019 TSX-V-listed Galane Gold has produced its first concentrate at the Galaxy mine, in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province, as commissioning of the 15-million-tonne-a-year refurbished plant got under way. The plant was expected to reach full capacity from May onwards, the company reported on... 

Tiffany training Africans to cut diamonds sourced from the region

By: Bloomberg     15th April 2019 Tiffany & Co has been expanding its workforce in sub-Saharan Africa – a region of almost one billion people where the jewellery giant does not have a single store. More than a quarter of the New York-based company’s 1 500 global diamond cutters and polishers are now based in Africa, CEO... 

Johnson Crane Hire

12th April 2019 Ranked among the top crane hire companies in the world, Johnson Crane Hire operates the largest mobile crane fleet in Africa. The company has an acknowledged track record for delivering appropriate solutions to the mining, petrochemicals, power and civil infra­ structure industries throughout... 

Rock engineering consultancy expanding service offering

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     12th April 2019 Outsourced rock engineering and seismic monitoring services provider Open House Management Solutions (OHMS) is continuously considering opportunities to expand its service offering to the minerals industry and develop in new, but related services, says OHMS MD Koos Bosman. OHMS has been in... 

Process Pipe

12th April 2019 Process Pipe and its newly acquired company, CAB South Africa, has established a national footprint as a wholesaler and retailer of carbon and mild steel pipes, fittings and flanges in South Africa, with branches in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. Moreover, as Process Pipe & CAB... 

Graff shapes world’s largest square emerald cut diamond

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th April 2019 Multinational jeweller Graff has cut the largest square emerald cut diamond in the world, which ranks as the largest high-colour, highest clarity diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America. Dubbed the Graff Lesedi La Rona, the diamond weighs in at 302.37 ct, and is a top... 

The Graff Lesedi La Rona, the Largest Square Emerald Cut Diamond in the World

11th April 2019 Graff, which has cut and polished the majority of the 20 largest diamonds discovered this century, reveals the principal diamond cut and polished from the 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona rough diamond. Weighing 302.37 carats, the Graff Lesedi La Rona, is the largest square emerald cut diamond in the... 

Botswana Diamonds completes Thorny River drilling programme

By: Simone Liedtke     4th April 2019 Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds has completed the intensification drilling programme on the Frischgewaagt and Hartbeesfontein farms, which form part of its Thorny River diamond dyke project, in South Africa. The intensification drilling programme comprised 33 holes and 1 282 m of drilling which,... 

Canada's diamond miners are on their knees because size matters

By: Bloomberg     4th April 2019 The story of how two prospectors, down to their last nickels, discovered diamonds in Canada’s frozen north is the stuff of legend. Back in 1982, Chuck Fipke and Stewart Blusson laid low in a pup tent by day while their competitor De Beers hauled 45-gallon drums of rock samples to a nearby... 

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