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Brazil Minerals Secures Permission to Mine Diamonds at a New License
RST Recursos Minerais Ltda., a subsidiary of Brazil Minerals Inc., secured a permit from local authorities that is valid for four years to initiate diamond and gold mining. Brazil Minerals is now preparing the ground work...
Mining Jul 13, 2015 Jeff Miller
Duas Barras Diamond Recovery Plant
Brazil Minerals Recovers Its Largest Rough Diamond to Date
Brazil Minerals Inc. stated that it has recovered its largest rough diamond to date, weighing 4.01 carats, and plans to sell it after cutting and polishing. The rough diamond was described as having "very good...
Mining Apr 06, 2015 Jeff Miller
Duas Barras Diamond Recovery Plant
Brazil Minerals Completes Purchase of Mineração Duas Barras
Brazil Minerals Inc. purchased and formally received title to the remainder of Mineração Duas Barras Ltda., an alluvial diamond and gold concession. Marc Fogassa, the chairman and CEO of Brazil Minerals, said, "Our original...
Mining Oct 07, 2014 Jeff Miller
Duas Barras Diamond Recovery Plant
Brazil Minerals Dramatically Increases Mineral Rights Acreage
Brazil Minerals Inc. added two mineral rights for diamonds and gold to its portfolio, adding 2,371 acres for total exploration program coverage of 3,775 acres. There was no stock issuance related to these transactions,...
Mining Jun 25, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Jewelry Organizations Discuss Challenges From Conflict Mineral Rules
Press Release: A blue-ribbon panel of experts discussed what may be a gathering storm for the gold jewelry industry, brought upon by legislative processes targeting minerals from conflict areas in the Great Lakes region of Africa. They...
Marketing Jan 27, 2014 CIBJO
Karowe diamonds
Lucara's Resource Estimate Value Rises by $1B for Karowe
Lucara Diamond Corporation updated its resource estimate for the Karowe diamond mine in Botswana, resulting in a greater than $1 billion increase in the estimated in-situ value of the indicated mineral resource. The update was completed...
Mining Dec 20, 2013 Jeff Miller
ALROSA's Udachniy mine
ALROSA's JORC Complaint Resource Base Improves
ALROSA updated its JORC compliant reserves and resources report as part of an ongoing and long term development and capital investment plan. Proven reserves, as of July 1, totaled 7.33 million carats of rough diamonds, while probable...
Mining Sep 24, 2013 Jeff Miller
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Afri-Can Marine Proceeds With Private Placement
Afri-Can Marine Minerals Corporation will proceed with and close a non-brokered private placement for gross proceeds of a maximum of $200,000 as it has received commitments for the full amount.The non-brokered private placement will be comprised of 5 million...
Financial-Legal Jun 28, 2013 Jeff Miller
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U.S. Partnership With Guinea Aims to Strengthen Artisanal Diamond Mining
U.S. State Department Report: Extractives Partnership between Guinea and the United StatesG-8 Transparency Advisory Group1. OverviewGuinea, which has a population of 10 million in an area the size of the UK, has vast mineral resources, many...
Financial-Legal Jun 14, 2013 U.S. State Department
Afri-Can Marine Minerals Corporation
Afri-Can Marine to Consolidate Shares, Close Financing
Afri-Can Marine Minerals received conditional approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) Venture board to close its $3 million placement, which commenced April 12. In order to proceed with the closing, Afri-Can has initiated...
Financial-Legal Jul 03, 2012 Jeff Miller
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Diamond Mining Corp. Seeks New Marange Concessions
The Diamond Mining Corporation, a joint venture between Zimbabwe and Pure Diam of Dubai, reportedly asked the government for additional diamond concessions in the Marange since the lifespan of its current operations was only...
Mining Feb 20, 2012 Jeff Miller
India Seeks to Unlock Mineral Potential
India’s Ministry of Mines is preparing a detailed strategic plan to tap the country’s minerals sector. The program titled, “Unlocking the Potential of the Indian Minerals Sector,” aims to align the ministry more directly with the National Mineral Policy. According to a government statement, the strategic plan has...
Mining Jan 17, 2012 Dilipp S Nag
Responsible Jewelry Council
RJC to Review Diamond Chain of Custody Standards
A standards committee for the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) suspended finalizing its draft chain of custody guides for diamonds in order to seek additional input from the diamond industry. The move does not, however,...
Fair Trade Dec 02, 2011 Jeff Miller
Signet Jewelers
Signet Details Chain-of-Custody Efforts, Obstacles to SEC
The following oral statement from Signet Jewelers was given to the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) panel on conflict minerals yesterday. SEC Roundtable on Conflict MineralsSEC File Number S7-40-10October 18, 2011Good afternoon. My name...
Financial-Legal Oct 19, 2011 Signet Jewelers
Afri-Can Marine Reports Sampling Results from Namibia
Afri-Can Marine Minerals summarized the results of its recent sampling program from its marine diamond concession off the coast of Namibia in which it recovered 84 diamonds. The four largest diamonds weighed 1.60, 1.30, 1.15 and 1.15 carats and 15 diamonds, or 18 percent of the total, each weighed...
Mining May 10, 2011 Ricci Dipshan
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PAC Outlines Conflict Mineral Certification Scheme
Press Release: A new report that outlines how to develop a regional certification mechanism for tracking high value and conflict prone minerals in Africa's Great Lakes region was launched today by Partnership Africa Canada (PAC)....
Fair Trade Mar 23, 2011 Partnership Africa Canada
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