By Erika W.
Alrosa’s rough diamond production is 16% higher in this year’s first quarter than in 2010. Read the article at israelidiamond.co.il.
Two men were arrested in Surat, India for attempting to sell over 663 carats of rough diamonds from the Marange fields in Zimbabwe. The rough is valued at over $2 million. Read the article at rapnet.com.
Arkady Gaydamak is suing business partner Lev Leviev over African diamond mining interests. Read the article at guardian.co.uk.
BBC’s Kristina Block takes a look at Mirny, which is home to one of the world’s largest man-made holes. The mine is no longer used, but rough diamonds come to Mirny for assessment. Read the article at bbc.co.uk.
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