Tuesday 31 March 2015

Diamond prices firm as Dubai banks aid funding

Miner Gem Diamonds expects firm prices this year after they rose at its first auction of 2015 last week as Dubai banks help fill a funding gap for manufacturers, chief executive Clifford Elphick said on Monday. Diamond prices weak


Miners want gold to hit $3,000 in 5 years

Sharp increases in mining costs mean gold will need to reach $3,000 an ounce in five years for the industry to stay profitable, World Gold Council chief executive Aram Shishmanian said on Monday. Miners currently needed a gold price of $1,


All 29 trapped NZ miners dead say police

All 29 miners trapped underground in a New Zealand mine for five days are believed to be dead following a second explosion in the Pike River Coal mine, police said on Wednesday.    'It is our belief that no one has surv


Rescuers save 1,950 trapped gold miners

Around 1,250 miners remained trapped more than a mile underground in a South African gold mine on Thursday after an all-night rescue mission. Up to 200 women were among those stuck in a cramped space in the Elandsrand mine where temperatur

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