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Argyle champagne diamond raises money for Women in Mining internship


A champagne diamond from Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamond Mine has been used to raise funds to sponsor a female mining intern from London’s Imperial College.

The Rio Tinto internship was announced at a Women in Mining event on the side-lines of Europe’s leading mining investment and capital raising conference, the Mines and Money conference in London.

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Rio Tinto’s Diamonds and Minerals vice president of Human Resources, Gina Jardine said “we are delighted to support Women in Mining and look forward to providing the successful intern with a rich experience and exposure to Rio Tinto’s global business.”

Ms Jardine also spoke about the links between Argyle diamonds and women’s empowerment including the location of the Argyle Diamond Mine on a sacred women’s site and their participation in the economic benefits of diamond mining, along with having a voice in the mining decisions that affect their interests.

Henry Sapiecha

Treasure hunt madness after $20,000 diamond falls from the sky


A $20,000 cushion-cut diamond that dropped 100,000 feet from space after being placed inside a helium balloon, which popped over a field in the East Midlands region of England, has yet to be found.

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This is the 1.14 carat gem, worth £12,000 (about $20,000), English are after these days.  Credit @77Diamonds | Twitter.

The 1.14 carat gem, which went missing earlier this month, is the central element of a PR stunt by London jeweller 77 Diamonds, called #DiamondsIntheSky. And while the marketing strategy seems to have gone terribly wrong, the truth is the best part of it is still to come, because whoever stumbles across the stone gets to keep it, co-founder Tobias Kormind told The Telegraph.

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The diamond being launched into space. Credit @77Diamonds | Twitter.

And someone will, as inside the box containing the diamond there are two GPS trackers fitted with SIM cards. The jeweller can call the numbers anytime to get an SMS ‘pinged’ back containing the latitude and longitude of the package. Dropping those coordinates into Google Maps reveals a 500 metre-area where the diamond may be found.

Henry Sapiecha

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