Diamonds & Gemstones

Diamond and Gemstones includes, diamonds, gemstones, coloured gemstones, ruby, emerald, sapphire and zircon. Diamonds includes diamond mining, diamond processing, kimberlite, alluvial diamond mining, cutting and polishing, beneficiation, diamond sorting, x-ray sorting, laboratory grown diamonds, lab grown diamonds, synthetic diamonds, diamond exploration, blockchain, Kimberley Process, diamond fingerprinting, diamond tailings, rough diamonds, blood diamonds, diamond tender.

Good tender results for New African

[img:Diamonds_0.jpg|Diamonds – selling
well for NAM
]Kimberley, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 14 July 2008 - New African Mining AG (NAM) – a Kimberley-based company mining and selling rough diamonds – has obtained what it described as excellent results from its second tender auction

A company announcement here revealed that the sale on tender of a portion of production late last month realised a total of US$196 000 (almost R1.6 million). It added that prices were comfortably above expectations at a well-attended sale which attracted an international audience.

Tanzanian MP’s force mining debate

[img:Tanzania%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|The new Tanzanian
parliamentary chamber,
where the country’s mining
industry will be debated
]Dar es Salaam, Tanzania --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 14 July 2008 - The Tanzanian government has yielded to pressure by MPs to have a presidential commission report on mining debated so they can have a say on the final recommendations and implementation of the proposed sweeping changes in the mining sector. The Judge Bomani mining sector review report, which recommends an overhaul of the country’s mining laws, will now be discussed in parliament.

NUM warns of wage disputes

[img:South%20deep1.thumbnail.JPG|One of the thousands
of mineworkers who
may be on strike soon
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 11 July 2008 - South Africa's biggest mineworkers’ union has warned of what it calls “a big fight” with diamond producer De Beers and diversified miner Exxaro over wage disputes with the two mining giants.

AngloGold mine deaths down by two-thirds

[img:Deaths%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|TauTona mine - one
of the three AngloGold
operations in the
West Wits region
in South Africa
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 11 July 2008 - AngloGold Ashanti Limited – the world's third-biggest gold producer – has revealed that deaths at its South African and foreign mines fell by two-thirds during the first half of this year.

Production down, mineral sales up

[img:Gold2_0.jpg|A typical South
African mine
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 10 July 2008 - Total mining production in South Africa – the world’s biggest precious metals producer – is continuing its downward trend, but mineral prices are riding high.
Releasing latest production figures here today, Statistics South Africa revealed that the country’s overall mining output for the three months ended May 2008 had decreased to 6.4% below the same period in 2007, and was 1.5% down on the previous quarter, mainly influenced by reported disruptions in the first quarter.

Mines can help build African economies

[img:Bristow%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|Mark Bristow,
CEO, Randgold
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 10 July 2008 - The current boom in commodity prices presents African countries with a unique opportunity to build their economies and create lasting value for their people, says Randgold Resources chief executive Mark Bristow.

“While Africa is rich in mineral wealth it is poor in every other way, and this poverty is the main obstacle to the development of its resources and the stimulation of economic growth,” he told an economic geology conference here. “The metals price boom provides the continent with the means to kick-start its economies, much as South Africa used its gold to build a broad economic base years ago. Conditions for prosperity have never been better, but this opportunity can also be squandered if the temptation to cash in immediately triumphs over a long-term commitment to development,” he warned.

New Finsch mine treatment plant unveiled

[img:Anglo%20American%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|General view of the
plant at the De Beers
Finsch mine from the
top of the headgear
]Lime Acres, Northern Cape Province --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 09 July 2008 - De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) – the South African arm of diamond giant the De Beers Group, which is the largest diamond mining company in the world – has unveiled its recently commissioned new Finsch mine treatment plant upgrade, built at a cost of R630 million at the world’s most technologically advanced underground diamond mining operation.

ifm electronic exhibits at Electra Mining

[img:ifm.thumbnail.jpg| ]South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 07 July 2008 - ifm electronic SA will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Electra Mining Exhibition being held at Nasrec Expo Centre from 8 to 12 September 2008.

On exhibit will be ifm electronic’s latest range of products e.g. position sensors and object recognition, fluid sensors and diagnostic systems, Bus system AS-interface etc.

Petra expects five-fold increase in diamond production

[img:Angola%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|Aerial view of the
plant at Petra’s Alto
Cuilo project, in Angola
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 07 July 2008 - Petra Diamonds Limited – the AIM- and Australian-listed diamond mining group focused on the exploration and mining of diamonds – expects to increase diamond production in its South African mines five-fold to more than 1 million carats a year by 2010.

Lace mine 14 months ahead of schedule

[img:Lace%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|The Lace processing plant
incorporates 100 tph and
a 65 tph DMS plants
for fine and coarse size
]London, England --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 07 July 2008 - Emerging diamond producer DiamondCorp plc – which expects to generate revenue of up to US$1.5 billion (more than R10 billion) from its newly launched Lace diamond mine in South Africa – recovered 27 103 carats of diamonds from the first-phase tailings re-treatment project in the first six months of 2008.

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