Gem Diamonds has announced the recovery of a high quality 254 carat Type II, white diamond, from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the highest dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world. “It is pleasing to see that carat production during the Q1,2021 is up some 11% on the...
By Kefiloe Kajane A sigh of relief may eventually come for the illegal diamond holders who surrendered the gems to the ministry of mining as the stones are to be sold in less than five weeks starting today. This follows today’s announcement in the National Assembly by mining minister Serialong Qoo...
By ‘Majirata Latela Licensed diamond dealers are seeking an extension period for illegal diamond holders to surrender their stones to the mining ministry. The government, through parliament, last year issued a year and two-month amnesty to the illegal diamonds holders to surrender their gems to the mining department. The licensed dealers argue...
By Neo Kolane Letśeng Diamonds started a study this week aimed at gathering valuable information, which will inform the company’s new five-year Corporate Social Responsibility and Investment (CSRI) Strategy. The mine study is happening in the districts of Mokhotlong and Thaba Tseka. Letšeng Diamonds’ communications officer, Lebohang Chefa, says they require accurate...
Lucapa Diamond Company has completed an expansion project at the Mothae kimberlite mine, as part of a bid to increase group production by 200 per cent. The company has now fulfilled works to increase nameplate capacity by 45 per cent to 1.6 million tonnes a year, effective from the second...