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

Prospect Resources makes a significant new discovery at the Zim lithium project

20 october 2023

Prospect Resources has made a significant discovery from the Phase 3 diamond drilling programme at its Step Aside Lithium Project in Zimbabwe.

It said scout drilling in the area south of the pegmatite B and C deposits returned a 25.73-metre intersection of pegmatite in angled diamond drill hole CDD055.

Prospect said visual logging of core from CDD055 showed strong lithium mineralisation with

abundant coarse spodumene crystals evident.

“We are very excited by the potential of this new, buried pegmatite discovery at Step Aside,” said Prospect chief executive Sam Hosack.

It said just over 3,000 m of the Phase 3 diamond drilling programme at Step Aside has been

completed to date.

Prospect has elected to adopt an expanded design of the Phase 3 drilling programme (totaling 5,000m), with two rigs now at the site to accelerate exploration activity.

Follow-up drilling of the CDD055-056 WinBin discovery within this expanded programme is set to include testing of the potential strike and volumetric extent of this encouraging new pegmatite discovery.

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