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Petra
Petra’s South African Operations Back on Track
Operations at Petra Diamonds’ South African mines haveresumed after the local electricity provider lifted restrictions on power usage. “The company’s mining operations in South Africa are…nowoperating at normal load levels,” the miner said Thursday....
Mining Dec 12, 2019 Rapaport News
Petra
Petra Forced to Halt Production in South Africa
Petra Diamonds has had to put operations on hold at itsthree South African mines, due to a restriction on power usage enforced by the local electricity provider. Eskom has told the miner to limit its power usage to “essential...
Mining Dec 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Petra
Petra Launches Artisanal Mining at South Africa Site
Petra Diamonds has launched a small-scale mining initiativeat its Koffiefontein deposit that will provide work for the local South Africancommunity. The miner will give some of its tailings — ore thathas already been...
Mining Oct 31, 2019 Rapaport News
Petra
Petra Evacuates Cullinan After Wall Collapse
Three million tonnes of material fell into the open pit of Petra Diamonds’ Cullinanmine in South Africa during a thunderstorm Saturday, the companysaid Wednesday. The collapse generated alarge plume of dust, which had “some effect...
Mining Oct 30, 2019 Rapaport News
Christies
Christie’s, De Beers Partner on London Exhibition
Christie’swill collaborate with De Beers to stage a museum-quality exhibition in London aimed ateducating the public about the science of diamonds, the auction house said. Thefive-day event, focused on fancy-color diamonds as well as rare rocks andminerals, will...
Polished Markets Oct 24, 2019 Rapaport News
Petra
Weak Prices Dent Petra Revenue
Petra Diamonds’ revenue fell in the first fiscal quarteramid a drop in the average price and a weaker product mix at three of itsmines. Revenue dropped 23% year on year to $61.6 million for thethree months ending September...
Mining Oct 23, 2019 Rapaport News
Petra 20.08ct blue
Cullinan Blue Could Fetch $15M, Analysts Say
Petra Diamonds will offer a 20.08-carat blue diamond at aspecial tender in Johannesburg next month, with analysts predicting the rough couldattract $15 million.The miner recovered the type IIb, “exceptional” gem-qualitystone at its Cullinan deposit...
Rough Markets Oct 07, 2019 Rapaport News
Petra Diamonds
Petra Recovers 20ct. Blue Diamond
Petra Diamonds has unearthed a blue diamond weighing 20.08 carats atits Cullinan mine in South Africa, it said Monday. The type IIb stone comes from the same mine that producedthe 3,106-carat Cullinan diamond...
Mining Sep 24, 2019 Rapaport News
Petra
Petra’s Loss Widens in Weak Market
Shares in Petra Diamonds slipped 7% in early trading Mondayafter the miner reported its loss had broadened due to a devaluation of itsfour deposits. The company reported a net loss of $258.1 million for theperiod ending June 30,...
Mining Sep 16, 2019 Rapaport News
Marketing
Opinion: An Urgent Call to Invest in Marketing
The diamond industry must significantly increase its marketing spend to ensure the trade’s longevity. This need is highlighted by the difficult conditions the sector has endured over the past few years.Recent challenges have...
Marketing Sep 09, 2019 Shashin Choksi & Siddharth Choksi
AFG
French Gem Group to Hold Diamond Symposium
The French Association of Gemmology (AFG) will hold aconference in Paris on the state of the diamond industry, it said Monday.The 18th Paris Gemmological Rendez Vous — whichwill take place on September 9 — will cover topics including diamondmining,...
Polished Markets Jul 23, 2019 Rapaport News
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Petra to Reduce Production as Prices Slip
Shares in Petra Diamonds slipped 6% in early trading Monday after the minerreported it would lower its production for fiscal 2020. The company expects to produce about 3.8 million carats inthe financial year ending June...
Mining Jul 22, 2019 Rapaport News
Tanzania diamond
Independent Miner Finds 512ct. Rough in Tanzania
A Tanzanian small-scale miner has recovered a 512-caratdiamond, the largest ever found in the country, according to a Twitter post by a government official.The stone, which sold for $1.4 million, was found earlierthis month by Joseph Temba in the...
Mining May 29, 2019 Rapaport News
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Petra Sells 425ct. Diamond for $15M
Petra Diamonds sold a 425-carat white diamond from itsCullinan mine in South Africa for just under $15 million, it said Tuesday. “This is a significant sale for Petra Diamonds and anendorsement of the quality not only...
Mining May 14, 2019 Rapaport News
Petra 210 carat 150
Cullinan Yields 210ct. Rough
Petra Diamonds has unearthed a white diamond weighing 209.9carats at its Cullinan mine in South Africa. The D-color, type II, gem-quality stone is the fourth over100 carats the miner has recovered this year, and...
Mining Apr 21, 2019 Rapaport News
Petra
Troubles at Finsch Mine Hit Petra Output
Production at Petra Diamonds fell in the third fiscalquarter due to operational challenges at its Finsch mine in South Africa, it said Monday. Output for the three months ending March 31 dropped 7% to924,228 carats. Production at Finsch plunged...
Mining Apr 15, 2019 Rapaport News
Petra Diamonds
Petra Recovers 425ct. Diamond
Petra Diamonds has unearthed a 425.10-carat white diamond atits Cullinan mine in South Africa, it said Friday. The D-color, type II, gem-quality stone comes from the samemine that produced the 3,106-carat Cullinan diamond...
Mining Mar 31, 2019 Rapaport News
Petra Diamonds
Petra Unearths 101ct. Rough at Cullinan
Petra Diamonds recovered two gem-quality rough stones fromits Cullinan mine in South Africa Friday. The 100.83-carat, D-color, type IIstone and another 6.12-carat, blue, type II diamond will be included in the company’supcoming tender later...
Mining Mar 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Petra
Petra Names New CEO to Drive Turnaround
Petra Diamonds has appointed mining veteran Richard Duffy as its new CEO in the hope he will return the company to positive cash flow and lower debt.“[Duffy] brings with him an impressive depth of globalmining experience,...
Mining Feb 18, 2019 Rapaport News
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Price Drop at Cullinan Dents Petra
Petra Diamonds’ shares fell more than 15% in early trading Monday after theminer reported a significant slide in rough-diamond prices at its flagshipCullinan asset. The average price plunged 31% to $96 per carat at the miner’sSouth...
Mining Jan 28, 2019 Rapaport News
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