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

Galileo’s Zim lithium drilling programme yields positive results

18 october 2023

Galileo Resources has found mineralisation and alteration in numerous lithium drilling holes on the Kamativi project in Zimbabwe comparable to that reported last August in the first hole, KSDD001.

It said geological mapping and prospecting previously identified similar mineralisation or alteration in pegmatite over at least 1.5 km of strike length, which has only been partially drill tested.

"We are very pleased with the initial indications from the Phase 1 reconnaissance drilling programme at Kamativi, which was aimed at testing the mapped pegmatites and their continuity, if any,” said company chief executive Colin Bird.

“The programme was expanded from the initial plan to confirm and extend the target zone along the strike due to the positive initial results.”

He said all the peripheral work appears to be progressing favourably, which signifies a highly encouraging beginning to the Kamativi programme as a whole.

“It should be noted that we have only tested part of the anomalous zone to date, which supports the prognosis that there is good potential to find mineralisation similar to the nearby Kamativi lithium mine within our concession area,” said Bird.

He said they are also looking forward to receiving analytical results for tin, which could represent a significant by-product or even a stand-alone target if found in the right quantities.

Meanwhile, Galileo said core logging and sampling are underway, preparing samples for export to the ALS Laboratory in Johannesburg for lithium and associated element analysis.

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