Varvara Dmitrieva: The jewelry industry of Yakutia is distinguished by its creativity, unique cultural code and conservation of traditions

Varvara Dmitrieva, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Precious Stones and Metals Processing Technologies of the North-Eastern Federal University, told Rough&Polished about the results of the Forum of jewelry Craftsmanship and the prospects...

16 april 2024

Valery Budny: There is no strategy and legislation in Russia enabling the full cycle processing of precious raw materials within the country

Valery Budny, Head of the Jewelry Russia program and CEO of the JUNWEX media holding, told Rough&Polished about the results of the meeting and pressing issues in the precious metals and precious stones (PMPS) and the jewelry sectors.

11 april 2024

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

New York-based independent diamond and jewellery analyst and consultant Paul Zimnisky told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that the industry should do away with discounts. He said the industry should treat natural diamonds...

01 april 2024

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

Southern Palladium applies for mining rights at the Bengwenyama PGMs project

05 october 2023

Southern Palladium, a PGMs development company, has applied for mining rights for its 70% owned Bengwenyama project located in South Africa's Bushveld Complex.

The application for mining rights covers platinum group metals, gold, copper, chromium, cobalt, silver, and nickel for the entirety of Limpopo farms Nooitverwacht 324 KT and Eerstegeluk 324 KT.

“This application marks our transition from a pure exploration to a development-focused company,” said Southern Palladium managing director Johan Odendaal.

The project is said to have a significant amount of palladium and rhodium.

The main objective is to execute a pre-feasibility study (PFS) and oversee the diamond drill programme that started over a year ago, along with other technical inquiries being conducted simultaneously.

Prior exploration efforts resulted in an inferred mineral resource of 25.12 million ounces in two ore horizons.

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