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Namibian Diamond exploration vessel to embark on two-weak sea trail

Namibia diamond exploration and sampling mining vessel, the SS Nujoma, will leave the Port of Cape Town on Tuesday, embarking on a two-week period of sea trials. The mining vessel has been in the Port of Cape Town since arriving from Norway in August, where it was being outfitted with …

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Windhoek to host diamond conference

Leaders in the diamond industry will come together in Windhoek next week for the two-day International Diamond Conference 2015. The conference, which will take place from 23 to 24 November, is themed: ‘Omugongo, A Cut Above The Rest.’ Omugongo by definition is a great tree under which society comes together …

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Zim says industry must tackle synthetic diamonds

The diamond industry must take action and tackle synthetic diamonds as was done with illicit diamonds through the Kimberly Process, Zimbabwe’s minister of mines and mining development Walter Chidakwa said recently. Chidakwa told a diamond conference in Windhoek that if African countries, which he said produce 65% of natural diamonds, …

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Namibia has 1,5 billion carats at sea

Namibia has about 1,5 billion carats on the seabed, which will be important as the land-based resources deplete, Chamber of Namibia president Kombadayedu Kapwanga told the international diamond conference in Windhoek recently. “We have a large deposit at sea,” said Kapwanga. Namibia is regarded as a world leader in marine diamond …

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