January 1, 1970

World's most expensive rough diamond sells for $63m

Lucara Diamond has sold a 813-carat jewel for $63m, making it the most expensive rough gem on record and raising the prospects for the sale of […]
January 1, 1970

Mauritania gold miners on strike

Mauritanian miners have begun an open-ended strike at a Canadian-owned gold mine over pay conditions, with unions citing the vast gap between their salaries and expats. […]
January 1, 1970

17 die in Chinese mine accident

Local authorities say 17 coal miners have died following a pit fire in northeast China’s Liaoning province. Source: News
January 1, 1970

Anglo iron output up as Brazil mine offsets Kumba drop

Anglo American has produced more iron ore last year after higher production at its Minas-Rio mine in Brazil made up for lower output from its Kumba […]