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

Zarya nearly ready for 2019 start

Zarya nearly ready for 2019 start

The Russian open-pit project has entered the final stages of development

Development

25 JULY 2018
Merlin to double ore processing capacity

Merlin to double ore processing capacity

Ore processing capacity will double at the Merlin diamond mine with a new scrubber installation

RCT solutions for Botswana diamond mine

RCT solutions for Botswana diamond mine

RCT latest project is with a leading diamond producer in Botswana

Fleet

19 JULY 2018