Alrosa to implement pillar mining at Aikhal

Alrosa to implement pillar mining at Aikhal

Alrosa has begun the implementation of pillar mining with goaf stowing at the Aikhal underground diamond...

Development

07 OCTOBER 2015
Peaceful surrounds

Peaceful surrounds

The Mir ("peace" in Russian) mine, or Mirny mine, is a now-inactive open-pit diamond mine in eastern...

Snapshot

14 SEPTEMBER 2015
Alrosa closes 60-year-old open pit

Alrosa closes 60-year-old open pit

Diamond producer's largest mine to go fully underground

Innovation

27 JULY 2015
Cybermine comes to Yellowknife

Cybermine comes to Yellowknife

Rio Tinto, De Beers, Dominion employees to have access to simulators

Innovation

24 JULY 2015
Gahcho Kué diamond mine nears completion

Gahcho Kué diamond mine nears completion

Project is '62% complete', according to Mountain Province

Logistics

10 JULY 2015
Cat earthmovers arrive at Lulo

Cat earthmovers arrive at Lulo

Lucapa orders trucks, excavators, graders, bulldozers for Angola site

Development

01 JULY 2015
Diamond Fields restarts Namibian operations

Diamond Fields restarts Namibian operations

Diamond Fields is restarting offshore marine operations on its Namibian concessions in a joint venture...

Industrial minerals

10 JUNE 2015
Debmarine offshore mining vessel gets heavy lift

Debmarine offshore mining vessel gets heavy lift

Johnson had supplied smaller cranes to De Beers marine projects in the past

Maintenance

29 MAY 2015
Diamond Producers Association formed

Diamond Producers Association formed

Seven diamond mining companies will form the Diamond Producers Association (DPA)

De Beers buys into laser technology

De Beers buys into laser technology

Swiss system seen to have potential to achieve higher yields, reduce damage

Fleet

13 MAY 2015
Know your wear surfaces

Know your wear surfaces

HPGR have become increasingly popular in the hard-rock minerals industry, explains James Pownell

Comminution

27 FEBRUARY 2015
Terex delivers trucks to Alrosa

Terex delivers trucks to Alrosa

Terex Trucks has delivered four, 91t-capacity TR100 rigid body haul trucks to Alrosa's Nyurba diamond...

Fleet

13 FEBRUARY 2015