Camissombo – Moquita – Lucapa – Saurimo – Malanje – Luanda: ida e volta


Um projecto de prospecção e exploração de diamantes de aluvião levou-me, de novo, a Angola. Estreámos uma nova tecnologia (um drone acabado de comprar; como vivemos até agora sem um?), revimos velhos amigos e fizemos novos conhecimentos, falámos com garimpeiros e ouvimos a chamada muçulmana para as orações às 4 da manhã no Lucapa, experimentámos uma … Continue reading Camissombo – Moquita – Lucapa – Saurimo – Malanje – Luanda: ida e volta

+10 M USD: Williamson kimberlite pink diamond sold


Petra Diamonds Limited sold the exceptional 23.16 carat pink diamond recovered from the Williamson mine in Tanzania in November  into a partnership, with Petra receiving US$10,050,000 (US$433,938 per carat) for the rough stone, as well as retaining a 20% interest in the sales proceeds of the polished. The diamond was bought by Golden Yellow Diamonds on … Continue reading +10 M USD: Williamson kimberlite pink diamond sold

DIAMANG: the old times, a new photo gallery


Many people and institutions have been involved in the Angolan diamond industry during the last 100 years; places and natural features unknown until then have fallen under the spotlight of the industry. Among those involved, some had a leading role. DIAMANG was the greatest among them; this gallery (in time, a set galleries) honors the … Continue reading DIAMANG: the old times, a new photo gallery