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Synthdetect shortlisted for industry innovation award

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), the innovation arm of De Beers Group’s synthetic diamond screening device, SYNTHdetect, has been shortlisted as a finalist for Industry Innovation of the Year in this year’s JNA Awards. SYNTHdetect, launched last year, is the first synthetic diamond screening device to …

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First Quantum given time to solve $7.9bn tax row

Government has given First Quantum Minerals more time to complete its analysis of what it owes after it was slapped with a $7.9-billion tax bill. According to the Finance Minister the government has audited major mining companies operating in the country, which include Vedanta Resources and Glencore. “They are doing …

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Oranto Petroleum enters Zambian market

Pan-African explorer Oranto Petroleum is farming into two exploration blocks located onshore Zambia, as part of the company’s first investment in the country. “Oranto Petroleum is committed to an aggressive work program to increase the level of prospectivity in one of the world’s last true frontier markets,” said Prince Aurthe …

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