Verkhne-Munskoye marks start-up

Verkhne-Munskoye marks start-up

Diamond mine will operate for at least two decades

Development

06 NOVEMBER 2018
Kimberley Ekapa going digital with Epiroc

Kimberley Ekapa going digital with Epiroc

Mine will be integrating Epiroc's Mobilaris Mining Intelligence (MMI) solution

Simulation / Optimisation

05 NOVEMBER 2018
Alrosa bets on blockchain

Alrosa bets on blockchain

Russian diamond producer now a part of De Beers' Tracr pilot

Investment

01 NOVEMBER 2018
Commissioning begins at Mothae diamond mine

Commissioning begins at Mothae diamond mine

First commercial recoveries coming in early November

Plant

24 OCTOBER 2018
DebTech ore sorters part of Jwaneng diamond recovery

DebTech ore sorters part of Jwaneng diamond recovery

Two XRT ore sorters from DebTech have been installed at Debswana's Jwaneng diamond mine

Plant

23 OCTOBER 2018
Diamond Fields targeting November for Namibia work

Diamond Fields targeting November for Namibia work

Company received 10-year renewal of its mining licence in December 2017

Development

05 OCTOBER 2018
Kareevlei circuit hits its target

Kareevlei circuit hits its target

BlueRock Diamonds' Kareevlei operation in South Africa crushes goal after adding second unit

Comminution

29 AUGUST 2018
Ellendale diamond mine to reopen

Ellendale diamond mine to reopen

The WA government is calling for EOIs from mining companies interested in reopening Ellendale

Development

28 AUGUST 2018
Frontier introduces SLR mining to Sedibeng, Star

Frontier introduces SLR mining to Sedibeng, Star

Frontier Diamonds is using the sub-level retreat mining method at its Sedibeng and Star mines

Operational Excellence

24 AUGUST 2018
Wärtsilä and De Beers sign genset agreement

Wärtsilä and De Beers sign genset agreement

Wärtsilä and De Beers Marine have signed an agreement for the replacement of generating sets

Power / Remote power

24 AUGUST 2018
New diamond pipe starts production at Diavik

New diamond pipe starts production at Diavik

Rio Tinto has opened a fourth diamond pipe, known as A21, at the subarctic Diavik diamond mine

Development

21 AUGUST 2018
De Beers to close Voorspoed

De Beers to close Voorspoed

De Beers will proceed with the responsible closure and rehabilitation of the Voorspoed mine