Premier raises £2 million for mining operations at Zim lithium mine

Premier African Minerals has issued more than 1,2 billion new ordinary shares to raise about £2 million ($2.51 million) before expenses at an issue price of 0.17 pence per new ordinary share, primarily for the Zulu Lithium and Tantalum Project...


AWDC CEO Ari Epstein steps down from April 16

Ari Epstein has decided to step down as a CEO of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) after 13 years of service effective next Tuesday, April 16.


Botswana Diamonds discovers second anomaly in the Kalahari

Botswana Diamonds has discovered a second anomaly close to the anomaly found last January in the Kalahari desert in Botswana.


Nornickel's polar branch exceeds production plan

The mining plan of the mineral resources complex of Norilsk Nickel's polar branch was fulfilled by 103.5%. High indicators were also obtained for the extraction of metals: for nickel they reached 107%, for copper – 105%.


Las Bambas copper mine in Peru faces blockade by local community

A key transport route to the China's MMG-owned Las Bambas copper mine in Peru has been blocked by local activists.


Synthetic Diamonds in the Spotlight

29 march 2024

By Avi Krawitz

( - The industry is entering a new phase in which fashion-jewelry collections and brand development will stimulate growth, note several industry consultants and executives. While the bridal segment has been a boon for the lab-grown market in the past three years, driving sales during a period of hyper-adoption by retail jewelers, fashion is about to explode.