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Paul Zimnisky: Natural diamonds face the risk of eroding their appeal if constantly discounted

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Edahn Golan: Lab-grown diamond prices to continue declining

In an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa, Edahn Golan, proprietor of the eponymous Edahn Golan Diamond Research and Data, predicted that the prices of lab-grown diamonds would continue to decline, especially at the retail and...

25 march 2024

ADPA’s Ellah Muchemwa: G7 restrictions to bring extra costs from diamond mining to retail

The African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA), which has openly registered its disdain for the G7’s rough diamond trade restrictions, is of the opinion that the move will bring extra costs on all stages, from mining to retail. ADPA executive...

18 march 2024

Caledonia reports fatal accident at Blanket Mine

10 august 2023

Caledonia Mining reports that an accident occurred at its Blanket gold mine in Zimbabwe on August 7, 2023, resulting in the death of one GMG employee.

GMG is a subcontractor of the mine.

It said the accident was related to the maintenance of trackless equipment.

“Further details cannot be released pending the outcome of an enquiry into this accident by the relevant authorities,” said Caledonia.

Caledonia produced 17,436 ounces during the second quarter of 2023, an increase of 8.7% from the 16,036 ounces produced during the first quarter.

In the first half of 2023, Blanket produced 33,472 ounces of gold, as opposed to 38,606 ounces in the first half of 2022.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished