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De Beers Production
De Beers Makes Dramatic Cut to Production Plan
De Beers has reduced its full-year production guidance by 7 million carats, putting the miner on course for its lowest output since 2009. The miner expects to produce between 25 million and 27 million carats in 2020, compared...
Mining Apr 23, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers Jwaneng mine
De Beers Pauses Botswana Mining
De Beers’ mining operations in Botswana have been on hold for more than two weeks amid a national lockdown, the company told Rapaport News.Debswana, the company’s joint venture with the government, paused activities on April...
Mining Apr 19, 2020 Rapaport News
Venetia mine
De Beers Cuts Venetia Workforce During Lockdown
De Beers will reduce its worker head count at its sole diamond mine in South Africa by around 75% in response to the country’s measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, parent company Anglo American said Friday.The...
Mining Mar 29, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers
De Beers Slashes Output Amid Diamond Glut
DeBeers’ production dropped in the third quarter as the miner responded to a declinein rough demand that has left it with an inflated stockpile of diamonds. Outputfell 14% to 7.4 million carats for the period amid planned mine...
Mining Oct 22, 2019 Rapaport News
WFDB Presidents' Meeting Opening
WFDB Prepares Master Plan to Boost Relevance
There was a time, though not very recent, when a gathering of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) was graced by royalty and high-ranking politicians, recalled industry consultant Peter Meeus at the organization’s annual Presidents’...
Polished Markets Oct 07, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Young Diamantaires South Africa Venetine mine visi
Nurturing the Next Generation of Diamantaires
If anyone in the industry wanted to know how to transform a diamondbusiness and safeguard its future, they might do well to speak to the 25members of the Young Diamantaires group who went on last week’s mission toSouth Africa.The delegates...
Mining Sep 12, 2019 Joshua Freedman
De Beers
Debswana Mourns Death of Albert Milton
Albert Milton, managing director of De Beers’Botswana joint venture, has died, the company said Friday. Milton passed away early Friday morning after becomingunwell Thursday night in Johannesburg, where he was admitted to the hospital. “De...
Mining Aug 18, 2019 Rapaport News
Large Canadian rough diamond in palm of hand, GSS
Diamond Glut Prompts De Beers to Slash Production
De Beers has lowered its production forecast for this year,noting that weakness in the diamond trade negatively affected itsperformance in the second quarter.Sales volume slumped 10% to 9 million carats in the threemonths ending June 30 due...
Mining Jul 18, 2019 Rapaport News
Iherzolite
De Beers Identifies New Kimberlite Indicator
The discovery of a new source-rock indicator for diamondformation has the potential to help geologists locate and identify valuablediamond deposits around the world, a study by the University of Alberta and DeBeers shows. “The outcome of the...
Mining Jun 27, 2019 Leah Meirovich
De Beers Venetia 150
De Beers Sales and Production Drop
De Beers’ sales volume fell 15% to 7.5 million carats in thefirst quarter, as overall demand for lower-value rough goods remained soft.Production for the three months ending March 31 dropped 8%to 7.9 million carats due...
Mining Apr 28, 2019 Rapaport News
De Beers sight box
De Beers Reduces Sightholder Supply
De Beers sightholders are bracing for lower rough supplyfor the rest of 2019 as the miner reduces its production and fulfills itscommitments to support local manufacturing in Africa.The company expects production to drop as its Victor minein...
Rough Markets Apr 08, 2019 Joshua Freedman
De Beers
De Beers Merges South Africa, Canada Assets
De Beers will combine its mining ventures in South Africaand Canada to streamline operational management and increase sustainability, itsaid Monday. The new business, De Beers Group Managed Operations, willoversee the Venetia and Gahcho Kué...
Mining Feb 26, 2019 Rapaport News
De Beers Veneita
Higher Costs Hit De Beers Profit
De Beers’ earnings fell in 2018 due to the costs of new initiatives such asits Lightbox synthetics business.Underlying earnings slid 34% to $349 million, as capital expenditure rose 53% to $417 million for the year, the company...
Mining Feb 21, 2019 Rapaport News
Debswana
Jwaneng Chief to Head Debswana
Debswana, De Beers’ Botswana joint venture, has appointedJwaneng mine chief Albert Milton as managing director. Milton will take up the position on December 1, succeedingBalisi Bonyongo, who is retiring, De Beers said Wednesday. Bonyongo will remainat Debswana...
Mining Nov 22, 2018 Rapaport News
De Beers
De Beers Production and Sales Slide
De Beers’ production fell 5% to 8.7 million carats in thethird quarter due to planned reductions in mining volumes in Botswana and SouthAfrica. The miner processed lower-grade ore at its Jwaneng mine inBotswana, resulting in overall output for Debswana...
Mining Oct 23, 2018 Rapaport News
Diamcor Blue 140
Diamcor Loss Deepens in First Quarter
Diamcor saw its loss more than triple in the first fiscalquarter, as revenue slumped due to weaker production and a lower average priceat its South Africa-based alluvial-mining operation. The company reported a net loss of $1.8...
Mining Sep 02, 2018 Rapaport News
Diamcor 150
Higher Average Price Drives Diamcor Rise
Revenue at Diamcor Mining increased 3% during the mostrecent fiscal year, boosted by a higher average price, the miner said Monday. Rough-diamond sales rose to $4.6 million during the 12months ending March 31, the company...
Mining Aug 01, 2018 Rapaport News
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De Beers, Botswana Prep for New Sales Deal
Botswana once again finds itself at a crossroads. The sparsely populated,landlocked country is in a constant battle to ensure the longevity of itsdiamond industry.Recognizing that diamond mining will not last forever, thegovernment’s beneficiation program has sought to establish...
Mining Jul 09, 2018 Avi Krawitz
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Botswana Diamonds’ Kimberlite Find Unviable
Botswana Diamonds will not continue exploration of the Ontevredenpipe in South Africa, after discovering it was smaller than previouslyexpected, it said Wednesday. “Modern mineral exploration technology is not a magic bullet,”said chairman John Teeling. “Modern geophysics...
Mining Jun 06, 2018 Rapaport News
De Beers Venetia mine
De Beers Aims for Carbon-Neutral Mining
De Beers is looking to make some of its mines carbon-neutralwithin half a decade by storing carbon dioxide inside kimberlite rocks.The rough producer is investigating ways to acceleratethe naturally occurring process by which kimberlite reacts with carbon toremove carbon...
Mining May 07, 2017 Rapaport News
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