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

First Quantum on course to expand Zambian project

19 january 2024

First Quantum Minerals is on course to deliver the S3 Expansion project at the Kansanshi mine near Solwezi, Zambia.

The S3 Expansion project extends the pit and mining fleet.

To meet the increasing ore levels, the development comprises a new processing plant and a $115-million smelter expansion to promote Zambia's goal of adding value to minerals.

The project will restore the mine to peak production and extend Kansanshi's lifespan to the 2040s by mid-2025.

First Quantum invested $1.25-billion in the Kansanshi mine in May 2022, which demonstrated its commitment to Zambia.

In 2022, First Quantum pledged to finish the Enterprise nickel mine near Kalumbila, North-Western province.

First Quantum predicts that the Enterprise mine will be a top-ten worldwide nickel mine, producing 30,000 tonnes per year of nickel in concentrate, making Zambia Africa's top nickel producer.

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