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Minerals Council celebrates women in mining COVID-19 heroes

"While we celebrate events like these, we need to keep our Women in Mining strategy at the forefront of our minds and our work every day.”
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Petra recovers five high quality diamonds

The diamonds are significant in terms of their size, 25.75, 21.25, 17.57, 11.42 and 9.61 carats, and are assessed to be individual stones.
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A new chairman for Petra Diamonds

Petra Diamonds has announced the appointment of Peter Hill CBE as Non-Executive Director and Chairman-designate with effect from 1 January 2020.

Underground mining resumes in SA amid continued load shedding

Underground mining at Harmony Gold and Petra Diamonds’ operations in South Africa has resumed after the unprecedented move by Eskom to implement Stage 6 load shedding on 9 December.
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Load shedding forces SA underground mines to stop production

South Africa’s unprecedented move to Stage 6 load shedding on the evening of 9 December after Eskom declared a power system emergency due to a shortage of generation capacity saw two South African mining companies resultantly close their underground mining operations.
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Top diamond finds of 2019

2019 has been a great year for diamond miners on the continent with some record gemstones being recovered. Here are our Top 12.
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Petra Diamonds trims management structure

With all operations in steady state operational performance, Petra Diamonds has implemented a flatter management structure.

Artisanal small-scale diamond mining initiative launched

Petra Diamonds has launched an artisanal small-scale mining initiative. This follows a process of consultation and cooperation with relevant stakeholders.
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3 Mt wall scaling at Petra Diamonds’ Cullinan open pit

Operation are disrupted temporarily to give management the opportunity to thoroughly inspect the underground workings for any anomalies.

Petra recovers third +100 ct diamond since March 2019

Petra Diamonds has confirmed it has recovered a 209.9 carat D colour Type II gem quality diamond at its Cullinan Diamond Mine.