Diamonds

Rockwell Diamonds expands footprint with new acquisition 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-01-14
Johannesburg-based alluvial miner Rockwell Diamonds (TSX: RDI; US-OTC: RDIAF), which owns three diamond mines near the midpoint of South Africa’s Orange River, is buying assets close to its operations that will enlarge its resource base...

Lucara to exit Mothae in Lesotho 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-01-07
Lucara Diamond (TSX: LUC; US-OTC: LUCRF) plans to sell its 75%-held Mothae diamond project in Lesotho after the project failed to meet the company’s investment criteria.

Editorial: Top stories of 2014 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-12-24
Mining and mineral exploration are by nature businesses for optimists, but looking back over 2014, it’s hard not to conclude that difficulties and disasters tended to outweigh the brighter spots of achievement and growth. Here is our...

Despite exceptional stone tenders, Lucara takes conservative stance at Karowe 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-12-17
VANCOUVER — It’s been a two-year run for producer Lucara Diamond (TSX: LUC; US-OTC: LUCRF) at its Karowe mine in Botswana, and the company isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. On Dec. 9 Lucara released its operating...

Commentary: Miners hit the road on Euro bus tour, Part I 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-12-03
MUNICH, GERMANY — Dave Hodge, the president of Zimtu Capital, has a public persona that transcends the Atlantic. 

Rio Tinto green-lights A-21 pipe at Diavik 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-12-03
Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO; LSE: RIO) has approved the development of a US$350-million A-21 kimberlite pipe at its 60%-owned Diavik mine, 300 km northeast of Yellowknife.

Dominion Diamond hits its stride 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-11-26
Boding well for its upcoming quarterly financial results, Dominion Diamond’s (TSX: DDC; NYSE: DDC) third-quarter production and sales figures beat market expectations, sending its share price up $1.35, or more than 8%, to $17.73.

Canterra carves out more ground in diamond country 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-11-05
Randy Turner — the man who guided Winspear Diamonds from the discovery of the Snap Lake diamond deposit in northern Canada to its sale to De Beers for $305 million in 2000 — is back at diamond exploration in the same part of...

NRC program aims to realize 'full potential' of Canada's Arctic 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-11-05
VANCOUVER — Natural resource development in Canada can come with unique challenges owing to isolated locales and frigid weather. But the federal government is hoping it can make life a bit easier for miners and other parties involved...

Gahcho Kué construction nears halfway mark  

Source: Print Archives | 2014-11-01
By the time Gahcho Kué achieves first production in the second half of 2016, more than two decades will have passed since the discovery of the 5034 kimberlite at the project by Mountain Province Diamonds (TSX: MPV; NYSE-MKT: MDM) in 1995.

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