January 1, 1970

First, find the world's biggest diamond; then, don't break it

Keeping giant gems intact during the mining process is a challenge for companies that account for most of the global production of these multi-million dollar whoppers. […]
January 1, 1970

Elusive alluvial diamonds a problem for miners

Despite challenges, the share prices of mining companies Trans Hex and Rockwell are strongly up so far this year, but don’t throw caution to the wind. […]
January 1, 1970

Rio Tinto boss shelves giant iron ore project – report

Rio Tinto has shelved its $20bn Simandou iron ore project in Guinea because of a sustained slump in prices, says chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques. Source: News
January 1, 1970

Congo miners stare into abyss after commodities slump

At a mining conference in Democratic Republic of Congo’s mining capital government officials and mining company executives brainstormed how to save a failing copper mine. Source: […]