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The diamond industry appears to be emerging from its lows with marginal improvement according to the latest sales data. Angelo Coppola is in Botswana and visited one of the country's oldest and most prolific mines, Orapa.
In the past Botswana mined and exported rough diamonds, now there is downstream diamond downstream industry. The Botswana diamond hub is testimony to that with a focus on cutting and polishing of these precious stones. Doing Business in Botswana explores the hub.
Tsodilo Resources' (CVE:TSD) president and chief operating officer Michiel de Wit reveals he found more than he expected when he reviewed the company's diamond project in Botswana, uncovering new kimberlites plus a copper belt and an iron ore body. Michiel explains the advantages of mining in Botswana, as well as why it is worth exploring its diamond project further.
Botswana has had one of the fastest growth rates per capita income after gaining independence. The country has transformed itself from one of the poorest countries in the world to a middle-income country, raising livestock is the primary source of rural income. "Over 50% of all households in Botswana own cattle” Approximately 71% of the country's land is used for communal grazing, which has been a major cause of the desertification and the accelerating soil erosion of the country.............................
A 1,111 carat "high quality diamond" has been discovered at a mine in Botswana, said to be the biggest find in more than a century, according to the mine company. Subscribe to Times Of India's Youtube channel here: http://goo.gl/WgIatu Also Subscribe to Bombay Times Youtube Channel here: http://goo.gl/AdXcgU Social Media Links: Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/TimesofIndia Twitter : https://twitter.com/timesofindia Google + : https://plus.google.com/u/0/+timesindia/posts 'Download TOI app on Android & iPhone and WIN free recharge coupon worth Rs. 50/- from Paytm - http://goo.gl/AvRYmM Times Of India's Official YouTube channel is managed by Culture Machine Media Pvt Ltd.
The economy of Botswana has been spurred towards development by the mining industry involving the extraction of diamonds. The situation in Botswana contrasts with the state of many other parts of Africa; Botswana has been one of the richest countries in Africa since diamonds were discovered in 1969. http://multimedia.telesurtv.net
The discovery of Diamonds after independence in 1965 marked a new era in Botswana's history. Diamonds that were mined in Botswana were sent to Europe, where they were cut, processed and sold around the world. The Botswana government expressed concerns about how the shipping of the diamonds denied the local economy full benefits of value added processes. Doing Business in Botswana looks at the beneficiation of Botswana's diamonds.
Two ex-SAR 19D steam locomotives carry copper-nickel ore from two shafts to the BCL smelter. Occasionally, they also haul coal trains brought to an exchange yard by the Botswana National Railway. They can be regarded as the last service steam trains of Africa.
Botswana is one of the world's largest producers of diamonds and remains ahead of its regional peers in diamond production and exports. But, the quality of Botswana's overall infrastructure has declined badly over the past five years. Uche Okoronkwo looks at how the government is working to change this.
CNBC's Bob Pisani takes you inside the king of all mines - DeBeers crown jewel, the Jwaneng mine located in Botswana. At 2 miles high and more than a quarter mile deep, the mine produces 12 to 15 million carats per year, about 10% of the world's diamond supply. Monday, 8/27/2012, 9p ET on CNBC.
The first ever gas-to-power mining licence to be granted in Botswana has sent TLOU ENERGY (LON:TLOU) shares jumping as the Lesedi coalbed methane project moves from appraisal to development. TLOU ENERGY CEO Tony Gilby explains how the thorough appraisal process has derisked implementing the development stage of the project which can now begin. The issuing of the licence will pioneer a new and exciting natural CBM gas industry in Botswana leading to much-needed investment and local employment. It also bodes well for another proposal still in the pipeline for a CBM-fuelled pilot power project.
Jwaneng mine is Botswana's economic pulse. Located about 120 kilometres from the capital Gaborone, the open- pit mine is the richest in the world by value. Nicknamed the "Prince of Mines", monstrous trucks that operate in the mine extract Kimberlite from its depth, which is processed into rough diamonds. Its production output is about 12 million carats per year. Revenues from Botswana's diamond sector have significantly transformed the economy over the years. Botswana's government agreeme… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/11/13/botswana-embarks-on-economic-diversification-beyond-diamonds Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/afr...
The 1,111-carat stone was recovered from its Karowe mine, about 500km (300 miles) north of the capital, Gaborone. It is the biggest diamond to be discovered in Botswana and the largest find in more than a century. The 3,106-carat Cullinan diamond was found in South Africa in 1905 and cut into nine separate stones, many of which are in the British Crown Jewels. Visit our infotainment partner : http://Wirally.com Subscribe Our Channel , For More Videos : http://goo.gl/CnuhTj
DIAMOND MINING IN BOTSWANA
Botswana economic prosperity is linked to the international diamond market and the ruling prices of the precious gem, most of which comes from the Jwaneng mine. The country is one of 22 diamond producing countries. It's the second largest by value and the third largest by volume in the world. CCTV's Angelo Coppola spent time at the DeBeers flagship Jwaneng operation, which is by value, the worlds richest diamond mine
Botswana is well known for its diamond industry but the sector has taken a hit in recent times with the nation's leading diamond miner Debswana recording a significant drop in production since 2007. That's hurt national GDP growth but Botswana's mining sector is not only about diamonds. CCTV's Angelo Coppola spoke to the CEO of the Botswana Chamber of Mines to take a broader look at the industry.