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.


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

Eduard Gorodetsky: Currently we see high demand for synthetic diamonds for use in technology segment rather than in jewelry

Director General of the Advanced Synthetic Research Center Eduard Gorodetsky told Rough&Polished about the current situation at the company, new exclusive technologies in the synthesis and production of lab-grown crystals, as well as the Research Center’s...

11 march 2024

Antipa Minerals announces gold results for 2024 from diamond drilling at Minyari Dome

09 february 2024

Antipa Minerals Ltd has unveiled the final assays from phase two 2023 diamond drilling at its wholly owned Minyari Dome Gold-Copper Project in Western Australia's Paterson Province, which point to significant gold discoveries with copper to boot.

A second diamond core drill hole at the GEO-01 prospect returned 27 metres at 0.7 g/t gold from 34 metres downhole, including an 8-metre section at 1.4 g/t gold and a notable 1 metre at 4.8 g/t gold. Another section showed 23 metres at 0.8 g/t gold and 0.02% copper, pointing to the presence of high-grade gold and copper mineralisation.

Additionally, initial results from the Tetris target's 873-metre diamond core drill hole indicated promising base and precious metal mineral system signatures, including 6.7 metres at 0.54% zinc, 0.12% lead and 1.0 g/t silver, revealing the diversity of mineralisation within the project area.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished