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DMR: Marginal improvement in SA mining health and safety statistics in 2015

The Department of Mineral Resources’ (DMR) minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Thursday announced South Africa’s 2015 mining health and safety statistics which were an improvement on 2014, but only marginally. 77 fatalities were reported in 2015,...

NUM to march in protest of De Beers’ Kimberley Mines sale

Members of The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will march on 14 January in protest of De Beers Consolidated Mine’s (DBCM) sale of its Kimberley Mines. The NUM is opposed to the sale, indicating it was not...

Petra Diamonds aims for improved diamond tender revenues in 2016

LSE-listed diamond miner Petra Diamonds' recent diamond tender for H1, FY 2016 (1 July to 31 December 2015), saw 606 080 carats sold for US$86.2 million in revenues which was “flat” when compared to its...

Petra Diamonds sells Tanzanian pink diamond for US$10 million

LSE-listed diamond miner Petra Diamonds has sold its exceptional 23.16 carat pink diamond recovered from its Williamson mine in Tanzania in November for US$10 050 000. Additionally it will also retain a 20% interest in...

Petra Diamonds / Ekapa consortium to acquire De Beers’ Kimberley Mines

LSE-listed South African diamond miner Petra Diamonds on Tuesday said it will acquire an interest in De Beers Consolidated Mines’ (DBCM) Kimberley Mines in South Africa for R50.9 million. The acquisition will be in a...

Petra Diamonds recovers exceptional pink diamond in Tanzania

LSE-listed diamond miner Petra Diamonds has recovered a 23.16 carat pink diamond of exceptional colour and clarity from its Williamson mine in Tanzania. The stone is an example of the high quality pink diamonds for which Williamson...

Kibali gold mine to increase output with new Osborn-equipped crushing stations

A significant export order for jaw crushers and apron feeders for Kibali gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been awarded to Osborn by Randgold Resources. Export sales manager Joe Sequeira says that...

Petra Diamonds “transitional” period sees marginal revenue drop for 2015

2015 has seen a ”challenging” year for Petra Diamonds after encountering poor diamond quality mining areas at its Finsch and Cullian mines in South Africa. As a result, the LSE-listed company has revealed its expects...

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