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ALROSA introduces nano-marking technology to trace diamonds

The technology uses non-invasive laser marking. Unlike traditional laser engraving, this laser marking cannot be destroyed or polished off.

Global natural diamond production forecasted to fall again in 2020

Rough diamond prices were down by over 5% in aggregate in 2019, with some categories down by double digits says an independent analyst.

Russia to supply Africa with industrial robots for mining

Russia has committed to supply industrial robots, dump trucks and bulldozers to the African mining industry, as well as other digital technologies.
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Botswana Diamonds and ”new partner” to drill Kalahari site in 2019

Botswana Diamonds now holds 100% of the equity in Sunland Minerals, having acquired for a nominal sum the 50% previously held by Alrosa.
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Diamond industry leaders collaborate to create Tracr blockchain platform

Alrosa has joined the collaborative programme being led by De Beers, Tracr, the end-to-end diamond industry blockchain traceability platform.

Global diamond supply expected to decrease 2.5% in 2018

Coming off of 2017, a year in which global diamond supply by volume increased by 13.1% year-over-year, supply is forecast to contract by 2.5% to 149 million carats in 2018.

Lucapa Diamond Company recovers biggest diamond ever found in Angola

Lucapa Diamond Company, the ASX-listed diamond company; Endiama E.P, Angola’s national diamond company have announced the recovery of a “spectular” 404.2 carat diamond from the Lulo diamond project in Angola. The diamond has been confirmed...

World’s leading diamond miners form Diamond Producers Association

Seven of the world’s leading diamond miners today announced their commitment to form the Diamond Producers Association (DPA). Founding members – ALROSA, De Beers, Rio Tinto, Dominion Diamond Corporation, Lucara Diamond Corporation, Petra Diamonds and...

Majors account for 40% of global mineral exploration budgets

International - In 2014, 39 larger players budgeted a total of US$4.33 billion and accounted for 40% of the $10.74 billion worldwide mineral exploration total. This information is according to an SNL Metals &...