DiaMondaine Diamantaires Club mulls diamond safari tours in southern Africa

DiaMondaine Diamantaires Club (DDC) is set to organise diamond safari tours in southern Africa, home to major diamond-producing countries. DDC founder Agnes Abdulahu told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the launch of the first diamond safari...

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02 july 2024

Why it's expensive to cut and polish diamonds in Africa? ADMA president António Oliveira has the answer

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24 june 2024

Edahn Golan: IPO feasible but not Anglo’s preferred way to sell De Beers

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17 june 2024

GemsCouture- avant-garde by Victor Moiseikin

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Accident at Udachny mine claims 3 lives, operations halted

27 november 2023

Early in the morning of November 27, a methane outburst occurred at ALROSA's Udachny diamond mine, resulting in three casualties and two more people injured.

Russian media sources report that all mine workers have been evacuated, and work at the site, which was stopped immediately after the emergency, will be resumed after measuring methane concentrations. It is noted that the gas concentration at the production facility is currently within normal levels.

At the time of the accident, there were 248 people at the mine, the regional office of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations reported. The circumstances of the accident will be investigated by a commission with representatives of Rostechnadzor.

ALROSA CEO Pavel Marinychev said: “I express my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims, their families will be provided with full financial assistance, the children will be assigned a non-state pension. The injured will be provided with material support to restore their health.”

Theodor Lisovoy, Editor in Chief of the European bureau, Rough&Polished