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39.34 cts. Type IIb Blue Diamond Recovered in South Africa Mine

Petra Diamonds has announced that it has recovered a very rare 39.34 carat Type IIb blue diamond of exceptional quality in terms of both its colour and clarity at the Cullinan mine in South Africa. The Cullian mine is located at the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountain range, 37 kilometres north-east of Pretoria in South […]

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5.43 Tonnes of Ruby-in-Zoisite Unearthed in Mundarara

Tanzania has a way of pleasing the gemstone industry with record-breaking finds. A 41-year-old ASM miner, Gabriel Sendeu Laizer, has struck fortune by unearthing a record 5.43 tonnes of ruby-in-zoisite on his 8-hectare gem rich mine located in Mundarara village in Longido District, Arusha Region. The gems were unearthed on the 19th November 2020 and […]

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143ct., Diamond Recovered By Gem Diamonds.

Gem Diamonds Limited has once again unearthed a large crystal at its Letseng mine in Lesotho. The 143ct. diamond was recovered two days ago. This follows previous recoveries; a 442 ct. Type II diamond found a month ago estimated at $18 million and a 233ct. diamond. Since Gem Diamonds acquired the mine in 2006, Letšeng […]

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442ct., Type II Diamond Recovered In Lesotho.

Gem Diamonds Limited, a multinational diamond company running the Letseng mine in Lesotho under its subsidiary company Letšeng Diamonds (Pty) Limited announced on the 21st August that they had recovered a 442-carat diamond from the mine. The recovered diamond is a Type II diamond and is estimated to be valued at $18million. The famous Letseng […]

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IT’S SANINIU KURIAN LAIZER AGAIN!! 2ND LARGEST TANZANITE UNVEILED.

Lightning has struck twice for the 52-year-old, Maasai elder and small scale miner, Mr. Saniniu Laizer. A new 6.33Kg tanzanite crystal has today been unveiled at a ceremony held by the government in Mererani, Simanjiro District, Manyara region, Tanzania. Among those who attended are the Mining Minister, Minister of Finance, and other government officials. The […]

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MWAKA HALWIINDI IS THE 2020 FACE OF JEWEL OF AFRICA

Mid May this year, Zambia Jewellery company, Jewel of Africa had launched a campaign in a bid to search for its next face of the company.  With over 420 entries scaled down to 16 finalists were chosen for proficient photo-shoot wearing their gems. Miss Mwaka Halwiindi, a young Zambian professional model, emerged as the winner […]

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SANINIU LAIZER UNEARTHS A RECORD TANZANITE CRYSTAL AGAIN

Tanzanian dollar millionaire and small scale miner Saniniu Kuryan Laizer is undoubtedly the ‘Father of Tanzanite’. He has once more struck fortune and is set to be rewarded by the Tanzanian government for unearthing another record-breaking 6.33 Kg Tanzanite crystal from his Block D mine in Mirerani, Manyara region, Tanzania. The Ministry of Minerals of […]

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RECORD-BREAKING 9.4KG AND 5.8KG TANZANITE CRYSTALS UNVEILED

The Ministry of Minerals of Tanzania has today officially recognized a Maasai tanzanite miner, Mr. Saniniu Laizer, as a Tanzanian billionaire (or rather USD Millionaire. The two crystals are fully terminated with the distinct orthorhombic shapes. Both gems outweigh the famous 3.37 Kg Mawenezi tanzanite unearthed by Tanzanite One Ltd in 2005. The 9.4Kg crystal […]

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Diamond and Gold Reserves Found In Zimbabwe

Aero Surv Zimbabwe in partnership with Pretoria based South African firm Xcalibur Airborne Geophysics have discovered new diamond and gold deposits in Mwenezi district and Chiredzi area. Xcalibur Airborne Geophysics specialises in ultrahigh-resolution magnetics, radiometric, electromagnetics and gravity surveys across Africa. The company has a fleet of aircraft comprising robust turbine Air Tractors, turbine BN-2T […]

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Face of Jewel of Africa Contest Announced

Jewel of Africa has today launched a campaign in a bid to search for its next face of the company. The contest will run till the 1st of June 2020. 15 participants of the ages between 18 and 35 years will be shortlisted for exclusive makeup and photoshoot sessions at the company’s studio, where ultimately […]

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