Diamonds & Gemstones

Siemens drives digital transformation at its Virtual Smart Mining Forum

“The future of mining and the transformation of the mining industry depends highly staying abreast of advancing technology and trends."


Transformation takes centre stage in this issue. Read about efforts to be more diverse and inclusive as well as uplifting mining communities.

This has been an interesting edition to cover, unpacking lucrative projects in West Africa – of which there are many.

Webinar: Lab-grown vs natural diamonds – what’s your preference?

It is no secret that we are seeing a fall in natural diamond production – mature diamond mines are closing and there have been no new major kimberlite discoveries in recent decades.

Karowe’s big diamonds just keep coming

Lucara Diamond Corp. has recovered a 393.5 carat top white Type IIa gem quality diamond from its 100% owned Karowe diamond mine in Botswana.

De Beers drives true diamond beneficiation transformation

Local beneficiators also includes SMEs that have been selected through a rigorous process to be part of the Enterprise Development Project.

Wits Mining Institute: empowering leaders

“In volatile social and economic conditions it is vital to understand root causes when developing management strategies."