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.

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.

Gold Fields has worst record of SA mine deaths

[img:South%20deep1.thumbnail.JPG|Mechanised development
drilling at the Gold
Fields South Deep mine
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 04 July 2008 - Leading international gold producer Gold Fields Limited has the worst mine death record in South Africa so far this year, with about half of the deaths in the country's mines occurring at the group's operations.

No Zimbabwe expansion for Rio Tinto

[img:Rio_0.jpg|Murowa diamond mine
in Zimbabwe
]Antwerp, Belgium --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 03 July 2008 - Rio Tinto Group – the world's second-largest mining company – says the political situation in Zimbabwe needs to improve before it will consider any expansion of its diamond mine in the country.

Reporting from the World Diamond Council annual meeting here, Bloomberg News quotes Rio Tinto Diamonds general manager Jean-Marc Lieberherr as saying that while Rio – which controls the Murowa mine in Zimbabwe – won't withdraw from the country, it won't invest until the investment climate improves.

Mines seek reduction in new power rates

[img:Ghana1%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|Aerial photo of
Iduapriem plant – one
of the many mines
in Ghana facing a
100% increase in
power tariffs
]Accra, Ghana --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 02 July 2008 - The Ghana Chamber of Mines says mining companies in the country are negotiating with the government to seek a reduction in a 100% power rates increase resulting from an official move to cut electricity subsidies.

New board for BRC- DiamondCore

[img:Theo%20Botoulas.thumbnail.jpg|Theo Botoulas,
outgoing CEO of
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 01 July 2008 - BRC DiamondCore Limited – an African-focused diamond explorer active in South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – has elected a new board of directors and is planning a C$ 1.5 million (almost R12 million) private placement be used for exploration of the company's diamond properties and for general corporate purposes.

Mines will benefit from Congo River power project

[img:B%20and%20W_0.jpg|Sketch of a
power source
]Nairobi, Kenya --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 27 June 2008 - A joint venture company involving five Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries claims that one of its major projects on the Congo River will herald an economic renaissance in Africa, and says a main beneficiary will be the mining industry.

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