By Kefiloe Kajane In the past two weeks Lesotho’s mining industry has produced some of its biggest diamonds yet - a 442-carat gem and a 233-carat stone. However, this has added to the debate that in spite of its wealth of...
In an interest turn of events, the Commissioner of Mines says the amount of uranium deposits in Lesotho is too small to warrant any exploration and/or eventual largescale mining. This is in contrast to sentiments expressed by the ministry’s department of geological survey last...
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has cancelled the prequalification for the construction of the Polihali Dam and Polihali Transfer Tunnel initiated in 2019 and will shortly commence an open tender process for these Phase II water transfer main works.  The decision to go...
Gem Diamonds Limited (LSE: GEMD) is pleased to announce the recovery of a high quality 442 carat Type II diamond from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the highest dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world. Clifford Elphick, CEO of Gem Diamonds, commented:
As the coronavirus pandemic upended the global diamond industry, shuttering mines from Lesotho to Canada and disrupting supply chains, Rajen Patel swapped diamond polishing for peanut farming. Patel, who worked for a decade in India’s Surat where about 80% of the world’s diamonds are...
By Kefiloe Kajane Local mining company Letšeng Diamonds has contributed to the Covid-19 relief by donating personal protective equipment, prefab containers that are now used as testing laboratories, and has also trained 483 households on Covid-19.  The public relations officer of...
London-listed Gem Diamonds CEO Clifford Elphick says the company’s positive sales made during the six months ended June 30 demonstrated the resilience of its large diamonds during a global crisis and continued demand for high-quality diamonds. The impact of Covid-19 on the tender process for the sale...
By ‘Majirata Latela Storm Mountain Diamonds has suffered huge losses after it was forced to stop operations completely and was unable to operate for two and a half months due to Covid-19. This was disclosed by Kao Mine’s CEO Mohale Ralikariki,...
Lucapa Diamond Company has submitted a diamond marketing proposal to the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho, which is Lucapa’s 30% partners in the Mothae diamond mine. With the sole objective of restarting operations at the Mothae diamond mine as soon as possible, ongoing...
Firestone Diamonds plc, provides its quarterly update on operations at its 75% owned Liqhobong Diamond Mine ("Liqhobong") for the quarter ended 30 June 2020 (Q4 of the Company's 2020 financial year). As announced on 9 April 2020, a decision was taken to place the...