Diamonds

Namdeb posts giant loss

Namdeb, the partnership company between the Namibian government and diamond giant De Beers, reports a loss before tax of N$555m for the 2009 year, compared to a N$1.98bn profit in 2008, mainly due to a decrease in revenue.

Petra finally clinches R78.5m Kimberley mine

Petra Diamonds will now finally take full ownership of the historic Kimberley Underground mines from De Beers after finally resolving mining licence complications.

Petra finalises delayed Kimberley deal

Petra Diamonds has completed a protracted 30-month transaction to buy the Kimberley Underground mines from De Beers.

BRC DiamondCore MarchQ net loss narrows

BRC DiamondCore, the African focused diamond explorer active in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has reported the narrowing of its March quarter loss.

Trans Hex’s Angola operations progress

Diamond miner Trans Hex Group says negotiations for the conversion of its prospecting contract for the Luana Concession in Angola to a mining contract have been successfully concluded.

Trans Hex aims for Angola turnaround

Trans Hex now has a mining contract for the Luana concession in Angola but CEO Llewellyn Delport is tight-lipped at this stage over how it is going to be developed.

Gem Diamonds says prices firmed in Q1

Gem Diamonds says diamond prices firmed in the first quarter.

Tsodilo gains a BRC DiamondCore executive

Michiel de Witt joins a junior Canadian diamond and base metals exploration firm, Tsodilo. His future with BRC DiamondCore, where he is president, is not entirely clear cut.

De Beers to cut Finch staff by 40 pct

De Beers is to retrench 350 of the 870 workers at its Finch diamond mine in South Africa.

Petra divests of Kono in Sierra Leone

Diamond mining junior Petra Diamonds, has announced that it is divesting of the Kono Diamond Project in Sierra Leone.